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Need feedback on a $400 budget build

So with the Windows XP Apocalypse drawing near, I've decided to finally upgrade from my artifact and build a budget computer to replace it.

I've got the build here,
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Nmw
The total is short $41.74 because the Kingston RAM wasn't on the parts list.


I'm reusing my old monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers, but I'd like some feedback on what I'm buying since I'm fairly unfamiliar with some of these brands like Corsair and Rosewill since this is my first build. Suggestions for an optical drive and alternative parts are appreciated, but I'm aiming to stay around $400.
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    Made an upgrade to the processor and motherboard I am partial to ASUS since they have never let me down. It is a better combo at the same price basically with the promo code and rebate.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) Its actually $109.00 with promo code!
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $376.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 01:50 EST-0500)
  2. If you are not planning on gaming, use Robbie's. An APU is slower, but has a more powerful GPU. That is why gamers would most likely prefer an APU when they are on a budget over a CPU + separate GPU (= more expensive).
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