Any reason you chose the Intel chip over one of the AMD APUs?
The AMD A4-3300 APU clocks in at 2.5 ghz rather than the 1.9 from the intel chip at roughly the same price
An MSI FM1 socket motherboard for 10 dollars more than the foxcon one
Given the increase in performance as well as the ability to drop the GPU, saving money on the part and shipping, i think the ~15 dollar increase would be well worth it.
Also, the SSD (while an amazing price for sure) is also far to expensive for this build. A Samsung bare drive 320gb goes for 40 bucks less, which is basically enough to pay for the majority of the shipping costs. Just for the Ultra budget thing, i think a standard hard drive with the option to add an SSD would be a far better choice, IMO.
Also for ram, if you want 4 gb why not get the patriot signature 4 gb stick for 15 bucks? That must be the best price/size ratio out there.
Just my thoughts, take from this what you will!
Edit: If you are going with ubuntu, why have a disk drive at all? save 15 bucks and pay for the ram. I dont have a CD drive in my tower and i havent noticed the loss. Ever. Also, sorry for using Newegg exclusively. I dislike the way part picker is setup for searches and things like that.Edited by M3nta1 - 2/10/13 at 8:12am