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Id probably go with an i3 2100 set up and ditch that 40GB SSD
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You should really go with intel, either a i5-2500K or an i3-2100 (Will be on equivalent with the 1100T in basic applications). They do not need a GPU. So there is no purpose of going APU or AMD + GPU. Onboard Graphics will be plenty for their needs. The i5 will dominate any AMD platform you can come up with. 4GB of Ram is plenty for non gaming. You should look into getting a crucial M4 64GB SSD, it is the same price as the Corsair SSD you listed, It just is not in stock currently.

Also, a Caviar black is not needed, just the slightly lower caviar blue. Since it is being used for a data drive there will not be any real difference.

Here are a couple of builds. You can downgrade the Mobo on the i5-2500K system if you want But this one should be very overclock friendly





Here is an i3 build with $100 to spare on whatever else is needed. If you really want a GPU you can add it here but it is NOT necessary. The intel onboard graphics are plenty. Even for flash games.


Change the SSD in the builds to a Crucial M4 64GB SSD. It is out of stock currently but it is the one you are going to want. Not the Corsair one.
Wow. Thanks for taking the time out of your day +1. As far as graphics go I've NEVER built a computer using just onboard graphics that hasn't bogged down a little when running HD content or similar. That's why I was thinking of an APU. I love benchmarking and I see improvements across the board in speed when I add dedicated graphics.
    
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Wow. Thanks for taking the time out of your day +1. As far as graphics go I've NEVER built a computer using just onboard graphics that hasn't bogged down a little when running HD content or similar. That's why I was thinking of an APU. I love benchmarking and I see improvements across the board in speed when I add dedicated graphics.
I did some "light gaming" on an amd 880G mobo before, integrated graphics are much better than they used to be.
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If you want to go APU: Wait till Trinity, due febuary.

If you want to go intel: Get an i5 now, upgrade later

If you must go APU NOW, make sure you get a 6670 graphics card with it.
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