Sub $600 Desktop build

I plan on pulling the trigger on this build. I do not do much gaming. Mainly movies, music, web browsing, etc. Any suggestions for changes? Not interested in switching to Intel.

CPU - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 -$139
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX - $114
Case - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP Steel ATX Mid Tower With 500W Power Supply - $89
Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $46
SSD - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $129
DVD Burner - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X - $20

Total comes out to $542.94. I cannot go much above $600.

Thoughts?
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  1. you might want to get a better power supply. Raidmax doesnt get that great of reviews from newegg customers. Always worth spending extra money on a good supply rather than having it blow up and taking out your entire pc. (antec, corsair, seasonic, are some good reputable brands)
  2. 120GB is not a lot of space for music and movies.
    You're also missing an OS in your list.
  3. A less expensive case/PSU combo a/r. extra 15% off the PSU if you order today.
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $71.97
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-03-07 18:47 EST-0500)
  4. The motherboard is overkill for a budget system.
    Check the AMD A6-3670K w/MB combos in the $150 range.

    SSD is nice but you're going to want more storage.
    Use the remainder to add a SATA drive for videos/music.
  5. $45 less on this CPU/MB combo:

    CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus F1A75-M LE Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $204.98
  6. also, if youre on a budget, you might want to skip the SSD all together. Win 7 32 bit takes up 16 gb and 64 bit takes up 20 gb
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/system-requirements

    that doesnt leave you with a lot of room for music and movies. Samsungs 500gb 7200 rpm hard drive is only 85$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
  7. Thanks for the comments guys and the CPU/MB and PSU/Case combos.

    I saw some of those comments on the Raidmax PSU but it seemed they were geared more towards discrete graphics users. I like the case so I may throw in a diff PSU.

    I already have a 7200 rpm HDD for storage to throw in it and I have a Win 7 Pro 64 bit license through work.

    I guess I could go down to 64G SSD for boot, but I was just reading how it can get tight.
  8. WR2 said:
    $45 less on this CPU/MB combo:

    CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus F1A75-M LE Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $204.98



    Don't ppl say mATX mobos fit weird in Mid towers? That was the only reason I was going ATX.
  9. sarmstrong806 said:
    Don't ppl say mATX mobos fit weird in Mid towers? That was the only reason I was going ATX.

    i don't know what people say but i have never had a problem, just need to move the stand outs.

    the little pegs that the motherboards sits on.
  10. Here is what I ended up going with. The HDD and case and CPU/Mobo were combos. Came out to $601.

    1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    1 x Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
    1 x Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    1 x COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
    1 x Kingwin ATS-W24 Anti-Static Wrist Strap w/ Grounding Wire
    1 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Ba
    1 x COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
    1 x AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
    1 x GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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