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Please, I need help with choosing the components for an APU PC! (Budget: $200)

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August 31, 2013 7:10:43 AM

I'm not going to build it myself as I don't have much experience (a friend will actually build it), but I still need the components and I have no idea where to start and what to choose (with the exception of AMD A4-5300, which I still need to buy). Please, it would be greatly appreciated if you could help me out...I plan using this PC for mainly YouTube, email and light gaming like LoL (but that's rare).

I would buy them from Newegg/Amazon, but if you know a better site, do tell me... :D 

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the rushed writing, I'm planning on doing the purchase today or tomorrow at worst...
August 31, 2013 7:25:48 AM

For $200, what do you have already? A laptop sized monitor will cost you about a 3rd of your budget.
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August 31, 2013 8:04:16 AM

I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.

I haven't got anything else, though.
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August 31, 2013 8:28:40 AM

as cheap as possible:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar A55ML2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($38.25 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($26.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($21.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $221.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-31 11:28 EDT-0400)
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August 31, 2013 4:39:04 PM

Does he really need a 500W PSU? Shouldn't a 300W do just fine?
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