Second Build - Not for Gaming

Hi all,

I am going to build a cheap desktop, sub $500. It will be used only for word processing, web browsing, etc. I was thinking on-board graphics with the possibility of a real card in the future mb, 2G of RAM upgradeable to 4G, no overclocking. As far as an OS goes, probably a 64-bit one; I may wait for windows 7 but that may be more than I want to spend. I don't have any experience with on-board graphics cards so any advice would be appreciated in that regard. I am a little out of the loop as far as hardware goes so any current thoughts would be great!

I've linked the parts that I think will work, not including a monitor, keyboard, mouse which I likely have lying around.








Anywhere I can cut corners?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. This combo saves you $25 and gives you a lot stronger integrated graphics, you dont have to change the ram selection either.

    This PSU will cost you $10 more after MIR but is ALOT better, that little red switch on the back of the enermax means no active PFC, which tends to mean POS PSU.

    Other than that it looks pretty good for basic computing tasks.
  2. Thanks, i'll have a look.
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