New Build/AMD/No Gaming/Windows XP

Can you guys look at the idea for this build and give any suggestions/feedback?

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24LS50 LightScribe Support

Rosewill R363-M-BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS M4N68T-M AM3 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Cyber Acoustics CA-2988 2.0 Speaker System

Pixxo KA-9E9E Black RF Wireless Slim Keyboard

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader SATA Model iHOS104-08

ASUS MS236H Glossy Black / White 23" 2ms(GTG) Ring stand and Ergo-fit technology Widescreen LCD Monitor w/HDMI

Grand Total: $625.46

PC is going to be running windows xp 32 bit

2gb of ram is really not much cheaper, so I wanted to include 4gb so in case the owner upgraded to windows 7

Thanks guys, any info/suggestions is appreciated
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  1. ^ What will his usage be ? And from where will you be buying the parts ?
  2. ohh sorry all the parts are from new egg. The only programs running on the comp will be internet explorer, Mcafee occasionally Microsoft office.

    Mostly only used to view images, go on the internet, play blue ray videos and write office reports and work schedules using excel.
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    ^ If playing BR videos, then the onboard video of that board would cause it to lag...
    Here is a setup...

    X4 640 + Biostar 880G - With a very powerful onboard video

    IMO even the X3 445 would suffice for such usage...

    RAM -
    Mushkin 4GB DDR3

    PSU + HDD


    Why a BD reader and DVD burner, get this BD combo

    Total - ~$608
  4. You might want to go i3 for blueray playback, or else just throw a 5450 into your current build. I would look for a brand-name 300-350W PSU, rather than the freebie one. This shouldn't add any cost. $60 bucks shipped should get you a case and a real psu.
  5. Yeah I read bad reviews about the case PSU. Watching blue-ray videos wont be a priority, basically just an option.

    Will I need any software for the blu ray drive? Does the drive also burn cds? dvds?

    Thanks for the info
  6. Blue ray's likely won't be an option with the integrated chipset. If you know the person you could always throw in a 5450 down the road for $40 and dropping (after rebate) If it is more of a customer arrangment, I wouldn't advertise this as Blue-ray capable. GKay linked a BR that also burns DVD's. As it's listed as OEM, it likely won't include software, someone else might be more help here.

    edit: I didn't see the 880, I was still looking at the old nForce board. My mistake, this will be fine for BR playback if you go with gkay's board
  7. ^ Well the onboard video of the 880G is capable of 1080p playback and could very well advertised as Blue-Ray capable IMO...
    You get very good paid softwares like PowerDVD which will play BR well, you can also try this
    Also check this out - Comes with free 3D stuffs...
  8. Toms actually did HD3200 IGP/780G chipset testing for HD DVDs/Blu Ray in '08 so while the *recent/latest* IGP solutions are fine that GF7025 is not and Blu Ray would be a painful experience so ya 880G in a nice combo or even 785G ^^,1785-19.html

    Cube @ $388AR

    23" LCD $140 Free Ship

    $528AR in total
  9. Thanks for the info guys, went with gkay's suggestion. I kept the case though, I know the power supply is crap. Is it possible to change the power suppy in that case with any atx psu? I have one that I am not using, but I dont know if it will fit in that case
  10. ^ It has an ATX PSU, so it should be able to fit an ATX PSU,...
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