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The regular advice I always saw building my computer was to not skimp out on the power supply. If you don't have enough power for your components, you won't get the full output for any of them. And at times when you need power during intensive use, the computer can go over the limit of the power supply and shut itself down, deleting all the work you've done. Looking at the CPU, 400W seems adequate, but if you do expand you're going to run into the PSU bottleneck, which requires unplugging all of your components before switching out new components. My advice is to invest on some PSU at least 600W - 700W because I don't think the motherboard can support any higher PSUs.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Seagate/2TB WD storage Asus DVD drive x64 7 Hp 20'' 
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