Review my ~$500 small office build

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or so

Budget Range: under $500 after rebate, cheaper if possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the web, word processing & spreadsheets, some flip video making/editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: no preferences, quality/reliable

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: not sure

Additional Comments:
Hello there. I'm looking to build a few PC's for a small non-profit office mainly for web access and office programs.

After checking some of the other builds on the forum here's what I've got (feedback, suggestions, combo deals welcome):

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

MB: GIGABYTE GA-A55M-S2V FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

APU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX

RAM: ? DDR3- 1600 or 1866? With 64-bit OS I'm guessing you need 4GB min, but with APU probably 1GB for graphics so I need more like 8GB?

HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case: ?

Recommendations on wireless cards would be helpful as well.
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  1. Get 4gb right now. If it's lacking get another one later.

    Get this 1tb $71 (Cheapest)

    Pick one:
    PCIe wireless card
    USB wireless card

    Cheap case
  2. Case + PSu $80.00 shipped AR

    Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like I'm pretty much ready to go at this point, except newegg appears to be out of the A8-3859

    That's too bad about Thailand and the hard drive prices :(
  4. Get it from amazon :)
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