[New Build] Budget Build Last Check

Just wanted to confirm my build with the experts on the board. Basically I am looking at a budget build for under $500 to only be used for internet, word processing, etc. No gaming of any sort so not much is required. All prices are in CAD, and I will be buying from NCIX because it is a local store. I have consulted with the Intel workstation budget build also in the same sub-forum.

Here is the build as it stands:

- CPU: Intel I5 530 $ 124.41
-MOBO: ASUS P7H55-M Pro $ 107.54
- RAM: G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 $89.99
- HD: WD 500GB $ 49.99
- CASE: Coolermaster Elite RC-330 $ 43.86
- PSU: Coolermaster Elite Power 400W ATX $34.99
- DVD Writer: Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA $18.99

Which all totals: $469.77 Before Taxes, which is under my $500 budget. OS is not required.

- Now, I'm a bit hesitant with the motherboard because it's a bit lower end but I couldn't seem to find a better one to upgrade still keeping in my price range.
- I know that 4gb memory is a bit overkill for this build, but for the minimal price I may as well get an extra 2gb stick.

I would appreciate any input on this build, or anywhere I could save a few dollars... or especially if there is something critically wrong with the build.

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  1. The PSU is not recommended for high ripple and noise:


    Seasonic has an excellent reputation:

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30144&vpn=SS-350ET&manufacture=Seasonic Electronics

    This is only 350 watts, but if you don't overclock or add a heft video card, you should be OK. You can double check with this PSU calculator: http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    I came up with 214 watts.
  2. WD blue is not a good boot drive. It a cool & quiet model for servers.
    Samsung F3 500GB or Seagate 7200.12 should be $5 more and much faster.
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