Review my ~$500 small office build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 4, 2011 11:53 PM in Systems Share sonarzero November 4, 2011 12:55:37 PM 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: newegg.com, amazon.com 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MB: GIGABYTE GA-A55M-S2V FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... APU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: ? Recommendations on wireless cards would be helpful as well. Thanks! More about : review 500 small office build cutebeans November 4, 2011 1:19:43 PM Get 4gb right now. If it's lacking get another one later. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get this 1tb $71 (Cheapest) http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna... ST31000524AS/dp/B004IZN3YI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320416176&sr=8-1 Pick one: PCIe wireless card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or USB wireless card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cheap case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l evongugg November 4, 2011 1:20:41 PM Case + PSu $80.00 shipped AR Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources Small Office server build? - Forum Office build small budget help? - Forum $500 office computer build - Forum Small office server build - Forum 1st build, 2 to $3K Gen'l Office & Photo Editing build review request - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sonarzero November 4, 2011 3:27:27 PM 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 m 0 l cutebeans November 4, 2011 11:53:46 PM Get it from amazon m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst build- small form factor for HD video editing, office Forum SolvedBuilding small office computer, need help please Forum Solved<$500 Office/Light Gaming Build (with an APU)? Forum SolvedAdvice on building small office file sharing server Forum Solved500$ gaming build review Forum Build a small Media/Office PC on a tight budget Forum SolvedCheap Home Office Build Under 500$ Forum SolvedFirst "Office" Build. Help review Mobo/CPU (Intel) choices b4 final Forum Planning to build a dependable Office Machine $500-$600 Forum Small Office Server build Forum Small Office File/FTP/Email Server First build Forum $1,500 Multitasking Office Build for Calculations Forum SolvedReview office computer build Forum Build: ATX server for small office Forum SolvedOffice PC $500-1,000 new build advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !