Does this sound like a good budget build to you?

Here are the specs:

Athena Power micro ATX case with 470W PSU: $89.99

MSI 785G micro ATX motherboard: $94.99

AMD Athlon II x2 240 2.8 GHz: $55.99

Crucial 2GB DDR3 1066: $38.99

WD 7200 RPM 320GB HDD: $49.99

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit: $109.99

ASUS 19" LCD monitor: $89.99

The total is $509.98... Does this sound like a really good deal or not so great for the specs? (I build computers for friends and i'm wondering if this will save him money from just getting one from Best Buy)

Oh yeah and the 785g's ATI Radeon HD 4200 can handle some games at 1440 x 900 res right?
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  1. why would you build something that primitive. the amount of money you spent on it sounds good compared to what you would buy, but single core, 2 gigs, 320 Gb hdd. way better stuff can be bought for 150 dollars more and actaully be futureproof. look at this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103231

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236032

    way better for 30$ less.
  2. For $15 more you can get a combo with the memory and a dual core CPU that is 2.8 GHz. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.301854
  3. BHBoy said:
    For $15 more you can get a combo with the memory and a dual core CPU that is 2.8 GHz. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.301854


    Oh cool thanks. With that i think it will be a pretty good build. But

    And to ares: That one you showed me has 2 gigs ram, 320 gigs HDD as well. And the processor isn't as good as of now (i replaced it with a x2 2.8ghz). Also i like building my own b/c there isn't all that junk software pre installed.
  4. no it has 3 gigs, and i was just remarking how it was better and cheaper, i completely agree that building your own is better.
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