Budget Build Advice - Office, Videos, Internet


I'm building a computer for a friend who only really needs it for work (Word, Excel), movies (streaming) and Internet (Youtube videos, etc.). Please tell me if you have any suggestions on my build so far:

Mobo: ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU+GPU: AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Case: Cooler Master Elite 343 Black Micro ATX, 2x Ext 5.25" Bays, 1x Ext 3.5" Bay, 5x Int 3.5" Bays, 1x 120mm Fan, 2x Front USB 2.0 (RC-343-KKN1)
No Newegg link - planning to get this from a local store

Will this be a solid build for doing what I need it to do (i.e. fast and reliable)?
Is the Micro ATX case alright? I would prefer a smaller case but I haven't really found anything good.

Any suggestions for better/cheaper builds are welcome :)


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  1. Build looks solid but you need 2 sticks of ram. Its dual channel so look for a kit with 2 stick everything else looks A-OK
  2. Best answer
    Yep. 2x2gb. This is quite a nice build.
    You could, if you want, go to a Mini-ITX build. This would get you a tiny little PC, and without a discrete graphics card you still wouldn't have temperature problems.
    This one's a little more expensive, but it'll work well:

    Trawl Newegg's Mini-ITX sections for inspiration, and get something with at least a 200W PSU.
  3. Best answer selected by dcm762.
  4. Many thanks to both of you :)
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