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Hey guys,

I'm trying to build a computer for work. It's just going to be used for viewing/editing pdf files, surfing the internet, microsoft office/microsoft excel. There won't be any gaming, but there might be an occasion movie. We currently have a mac mini and its running so slow so I decided to upgrade it.


The budget is $400, here is the build:
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154062
dvd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662
memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231393
apu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113282
hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247 (ssd is a must)
wireless internet: something cheap from http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=wifi+bluetooth+adapter&_sop=15
OS: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380856483&sr=8-3&keywords=windows+7+upgrade

Any thoughts/ comments would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 4
Well this is a Home Theater forum but I'll weigh in anyway. I've put the SSD you mention in my wife's workstation computer but also added a 500GB WD Blue HDD as she has too many data files to comfortably fit on the SSD. You may want to consider this. Also the wireless Internet item you link to is just a Bluetooth adapter and will only receive/transmit Bluetooth signals; it won't allow you Internet access directly. You will either have to buy a PCI WiFi card or a MoBo with integrated WiFi. I'm not an AMD person so I can't say whether this is compatible with your CPU selection but: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128628 is a really nice MoBo with integrated WiFi/Bluetooth capability. I have the Intel equivalent in three builds right now and it works just fine. It does cost more than you might be willing to pay.
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post #3 of 4
Looks ok from here, I can´t comment on the case and PSU.
If there is 1 thing I´d change it would be the ram for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231316
These will hit 1800mhz at CL9
also there´s a nice little itx in the for sale with a good case and PSU 4 gig ram APU for 200 that might be worth checking out.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1430170/fs-ft-a8-3820-a75m-itx-hd-6670-noctua-nh-l9a-2x2gb-ocz-30gb-antec-isk-300
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Athlon 5350 ASUS AM1I-A itx HD 8400 2 x 2gig Crucial ballistix tactical 1600 
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Thanks so much for feedback.
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