<$350 Office PC advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: < $350 Cheaper is better.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home/Office use ( Internet / Microsoft Office 2007) Building a machine for my parents.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, HDD, DVD drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: Computer will be used just for web browsing, occasional video streaming, and Microsoft office applications. I need CPU / MB / RAM / PSU / CASE / OS. I am reusing current HDD / DVD drive from an old machine.

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply
$59.99 free shipping

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV4GX3M2A1333C9
$24.99 free shipping


Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G530
$51.99 free shipping

GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2H LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro + windows 7 home premium 64bit
$164.98 + $6.77 shipping
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  1. Get a reliable PSU like the Antec Earthwatts Green 500W.
  2. The antec bp430 included in the case is more than adequate for his needs.
  3. It's not certified to any standard, not even 80 PLUS normal. I would take it out and get the EArthwatts Green or Corsair CX430/500
  4. Well just 80 PLUS is pretty crud.
  5. My point is for the money its a good deal. I agree I would much rather have at least a bronze in there but it is an antec and it is 80+ with active pfc and would be more power than he would ever need.
  6. Best answer
    Back off the tangent, the build will be
    good for your needs.
  7. Best answer selected by Mrbumbum.
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