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Critique this General Purpose Budget Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months

Budget Range: Approximately $500 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: surfing the internet, working with documents,etc.)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Using Linux Mint

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon/Newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - USA, Southern Illinois

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like to build a pc that will be upgraded in the future down the road. What parts should I change, take out, etc.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzhV99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzhV99/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3250 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk X110 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($51.94 @ Amazon)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.57 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Kensington K72436AM Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.79 @ Amazon)
Total: $514.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-22 22:55 EDT-0400
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    iceblitzed said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months

    Budget Range: Approximately $500 give or take

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: surfing the internet, working with documents,etc.)

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes

    Do you need to buy OS: Using Linux Mint

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon/Newegg

    Location: City, State/Region, Country - USA, Southern Illinois

    Parts Preferences: None

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: Would like to build a pc that will be upgraded in the future down the road. What parts should I change, take out, etc.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzhV99
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzhV99/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3250 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk X110 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($51.94 @ Amazon)
    Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.57 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Kensington K72436AM Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.79 @ Amazon)
    Total: $514.02
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-22 22:55 EDT-0400


    The graphics on the Pentium will be unpleasant.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GFm3Jx
    Great build ^
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