You got a crappy build. The LGA775 socket is dead, the 5450 is basically useless, and the HDD is tiny and small.
You really should have gone with the build I posted. You would have done a lot better and had a lot more room for upgrades (yes the price was a little higher)...
I can only work with the funds I'm given. I know that the 775 socket is dead, but when I only have about 500 for a full computer, there's not much I can do. Keep in mind this isn't MY budget, it's a friend's budget.
aslo0 keep in mind this is in canada, off a canadian site, AFTER taxes and shipping, which means I really only have about 450 to work with.
The HDD doesn't need to store a lot of data, it just has to hold and run programs.
so, if you would care to build off of www.newegg.ca and put together something better, by all means. But please, don't come in here and tell me that I have to go over budget in order to build a better machine (I already know that)
I did put together a better build. The build I posted was all from Newegg.ca. It might be a little over on taxes (I don't know the rates there), but a cheaper case could be found or the X3 425 could be used. I could potentially cut it down by nearly $100...
Just be careful of that PSU. Coolermaster PSUs aren't very good quality. It shouldn't be a huge problem right away, but if your friend wants to start overclocking and/or gaming (or just adding a discrete GPU), you may want to upgrade the PSU. 350W is fine for onboard graphics and general use, but I wouldn't trust it for anything above that.