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May 11, 2012 12:54:20 PM

Hey, Im putting together a casual build for my friend. He is not going to do anything but light gaming, school work (community college), and general use, but wants a fast computer for day to day processing and a few higher strain programs. Do you think this build goes beyond that and can be brought down? Price is not a huge issue but cheaper would be better.

BIOSTAR h67 mobo
Western digital caviar blue 500 gb
EVGA geforce gt 430
Adata 4gb ram
Windows 7 Home Premium

Thank you for the help

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May 13, 2012 5:43:40 PM

Well you could save $99 by using Linux instead of Windows :) 
I would recommend going with 8 GB or ram instead of only 4. the price difference is about $10.
Doubling the hard disk space to 1 TB is only about $15 difference.

Rather than looking for the rock bottom prices, you may want to reconsider and try to find the best value.
I noticed you were getting a microATX motherboard. are you also getting a microATX case? If not you may wish to consider a standard size ATX motherboard for more expansion options in the future.