$450 build please rate it!


19" LCD
250GB Seagate Barracuda (I got 500gb external drive)
500w PSU
Cooler Master Case
FoxConn Mobo
2GB DDR2 667mhz Kingston
Intel Core Duo 1.6ghz
Logitech Wireless keyboard and mouse

Price comes down to $537.00 but it has a $85 rebate..... makes it $452 including shipping...
The mobo has onboard video and also has a PCI Express slot, so I will upgrade the video card next year when I have more money... I'm not a big gamer anyways.....
So.... how would you improve my build??
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  1. i am impressed with how low the price can be for a computer.

    just one thought about it, 500watt psu may be overkill for this low end build.

    i would like to know which foxconn motherboard you chose.
  2. Ditto on the overkill PSU. Do you have a video card to use with it already?

    BTW, I couldn't load up your wish list, so I'm not sure with MOBO specifically or anything.
  3. Well the PSU is because I plan on adding a video card next year when I have a little bit more money...

    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    1 COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #: RC-532-SKN1
    Item #: N82E16811119094

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    $49.99 $49.99
    1 Foxconn 662MX LGA 775 SiS 662 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: 662MX
    Item #: N82E16813186130

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    $44.99 $44.99
    1 APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: ATX-CW500WP4
    Item #: N82E16817148027

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    $39.99 $39.99
    1 Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E2140 - Retail
    Model #: BX80557E2140
    Item #: N82E16819116037

    Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

    In Stock
    $73.99 $73.99
    2 Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2/1GR - Retail
    Model #: KVR667D2/1GR
    Item #: N82E16820134216

    Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

    In Stock
    $19.99 $39.98
    1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: ST3250310AS
    Item #: N82E16822148261

    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    In Stock
    $64.99 $64.99
    1 Logitech 967561-0403 Black USB + PS/2 Cordless Standard Desktop EX110 Mouse Included - Retail
    Model #: 967561-0403
    Item #: N82E16823126174

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    In Stock
    $29.99 $29.99
    1 Hanns·G JC-199DPB Black 19" 8ms DVI LCD Monitor - Retail
    Model #: JC-199DPB
    Item #: N82E16824254009

    Return Policy: [LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    $189.99 -$20.00 Instant $169.99
    Subtotal: $513.91
  4. the mail in rebate are not showing, they total to $85 and shipping is $25.... most of the items have free shipping...

    how would you rate it from 1 to 10 ?
  5. Are you OCing this? If so, then I think you got yourself a sleeper (meaning, it'll surprise you in a good way). Just be sure to add some better cooling than a stock HSF.

    What would you want to do with this computer, anyways? Moderate gaming, everyday computing/word processing?
  6. Just basic stuff like go online download movies and stuff... I do play games occasionally like CS Source... and stuff but I'll buy a decent video card next year when I have some more money....
    I'm trying to understand what's so bad about the mobo??? I dont plan on having more than 2GB ram.... plus its like half the price of every other one
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