This is the build I had previously: DVD: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM Case: GIGABYTE GZ-X5BPD-500 Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM Monitor: Hanns·G HW-173DBB Black 17" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail Memory: G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBHK - Retail CPU: AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core Processor Model AD785ZWCGHBOX - Retail
After viewing my previous thread and taking everyone's advice, I came up with this. Do you think this is better?:
The mobo, memory, GPU, and CPU come in a combo deal of $197.96 and has $40.00 worth of mail in rebates. Is their anything you guys suggest I change? The PC will primarily be used for Home Office work and browsing the web. No gaming at all.
I prefer GKay's build to an Intel 5200 also, although I'd get a stronger CPU; a X3 720BE if your budget allows, or a x2 550 if not. As he says, you won't need a discrete GPU for business apps, or even light games. If you will also play more demanding games on it, keep the Corsair 450VX, since you'll want to add a nicer GPU, like a 4850.
The hardware selection for your Home Office computer build is very good. But just as astrodudepsu says, “any hardware changes will just be nitpicky based on personal preference.”
But just to play Devil’s Advocate, even though you’re building this for home-office usage, it would be better to go with a motherboard beyond the 4GB memory installation limit…preferably a motherboard with an 8GB memory limit. Even though you’ll probably never need to upgrade beyond 4GB, having a motherboard that can go up to 8GB memory installation is an admirable highlight should you decide to sale this home-office computer in future.