Need Advice on My Budget Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of June 2012

Budget Range: Under $500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, emailing, Word/Excel/PowerPoint and other office work, and watching movies (once a month at most).

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon & Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Anything that's reliable.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional comments: I'm a first time PC builder. Basically what I want to build is a non-gaming budget system that is reliable, productive (in the sense that it gets my work done), and not too expensive.

Below are the parts that I have in mind at the moment:


Case: Corsair Carbide 300R $71.52 Amazon

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX430 430W $44.99 Amazon

APU + Mobo: AMD A6-3650 quad core + Gigabyte GA-A75M-D2H FM1 $157.69 Newegg

RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 $41.99 Amazon

Optical Drive: Asus 24x DV-RW $17.99 Amazon

Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue 320GB $59.99 Amazon

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit $99.99 Amazon

Total: $494.16


Any valuable suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!
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  1. you wont even need 4 gig of RAM for that usage . Make sure its low voltage . 1.5 or less

    and a quiet case may be a better choice than a gamer case, but you could make that quiet by removing or just not powering the fans
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