Budget Computer - $350-$400

Ran through newegg on a quick pick on parts, need to know if there's anything missing or if theres any better deals. Not anything for gaming, mostly microsoft software usage/plenty of music/internet.


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

SAPPHIRE 100252HDMI Radeon HD 4550 512MB
AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz

LITE-ON Black 24X

Grand Total: $380
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  1. I know you said it's not for gaming but this squezes a better gpu in, just in case. Also this HDD is much faster and 500gb http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2140/fffffwx.png

    $385 AR
  2. Original build will not work.. the case uses only 'microATX'... yet you chose a standard ATX sized motherboard.

    Swap that case with this one
  3. Hmm if no gaming then hit a quality Rana X3 + 800 series IGP set up and if i really have to forck out $$ for a discrete when things change i'd be looking at HD 4850/GTS 250 , HD 5770, GTX 460 and better depending on needs for gaming hehe
  4. Keep the GPU /CPU combo, RAM, PSU, HDD & case. Lose the mobo. I'll go with Asus / Giga / MSI any day ahead of Asrock. You can go with this Asus M4A78L-M AM3 mobo or this MSI 785GTM-E45 if you wanna stay @ the $70 price range.

    If you want something a bit cheaper, then go with this ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS mobo. This will also let you keep the case.
  5. Hi fullmetall

    Found this Rosewill case + 450W PSU for only $50 (including shipping). May not be the the best looking case, or 80+ rated PSU, but'll definitely do the job reliably.

    Along with a $22 DVD burner, will definitely save you almost $40.

    Having said that, go with the original choices, if you can afford 'em.
  6. Oops my mistake, I was messing around with Intel at first and left the case forgetting it was Micro ATX.

    @Calguyhunk, no reason to downgrade a brand such as ASrock, yea they were ASUS's back bone and eventually formed into ASUS but, they do still make reliable motherboards.

    I think im going to keep the choices I made and change the Case. Most everything I see given to me is most the same things but, bigger GPU which I honestly don't need.

    The Regor AM3 CPU is over good enough and cheap. I would rather have 2x2gb though instead of 2x1, I will be running Win 7 pro 64bit.

    Think I'll go with the Antec 300 instead of the Raidmax.

    Liking this combo:

    Just need some low price good reliable ddr2 800 ram now and mostly it's G.Skills

    OCZ Golds or the A-Data.. hmmm
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