I have a budget of sub $300 and i don't do intense gaming and i will upgrae in the future so is this a good rig for the money? and please add any suggestions that would make it better, and no AMD please i already tried that.
I'd seriously wait, though.
You didn't put a graphics card in, so you won't really be able to game.
If you wanted to add one, you'd probably have to replace PSU.
If you want to upgrade your CPU in future, you'd have to upgrade mobo.
It would be very hard to add parts to a system like this.
I would put a little bit more money in the power supply as that will be the bottleneck if you ever want to add a good graphics card. For that kind of money it doesn't make since to worry about upgradeability of the processor.
Well i was thinking of adding a C2q when it gets cheap enough but should i wait for the i5 and i3 lineups. And I won't be adding a gfx card the integrated is good for my gaming, (pretty much online games). The gfx card will probably be later in the years.
What's wrong with the PSU? I know it is cheap but i thought it would be good enough for my build. Please recommend another one.
Whaa??? Just get what ragster said without the mobo suggestion. The i7 doesn't offer the performance gains people want for the price and is nearly identical somewhat for the price compared to core 2 duo and someone calls the 775 platform a dead end? What makes you think i5 or i3 is going to be any better?
Your suggetions are very good but the original op said specifically he doesn't need a discrete graphics card. By doing this, your limiting his choices on quality parts with the ram and mobo which you never want to do by getting the cheapest parts.
The G skill ram option with heatsinks are known to be a steal for the price and features they offer.
I said that your suggestions are good but not what the original poster needs. How is that taking shots at you? Compared to the Ram that the other people suggested, that is crap. I wasn't going to say anything about the mobo but that's terrible too. For the price you really can't argue though. His needs as he says don't require a graphics card and that the onboard is fine.