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.
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.