^^^ @ insyxion: Generic DDR3-1333 CL9 will cause up to 50% loss in gaming performance and/or up to 20% loss in all around performance, on AMD socket FM1/APU platform. This is due to CPU & GPU sharing system memory and a large bandwidth requirement.
Spend the $4 less (wait a minute... I said less!) on a quality DDR3-1600 CL8 kit! Entirely worth the $4...... less..
What's your exact budget? For as low as ~$200 you can get a good PC...
Athlon II x2 220 - $41 shipped [Superbiiz]
(full HD video playback, incl. YouTube supported) - $55 shipped [Amazon]2x2GB OCZ Flex DDR3-1600 CL8
- $18 + $5 shipping [Directron]Rosewill R379-M small form factor case and PSU
- $40.50 shipped [Newegg] after promo code (see link) [I ALWAYS suggest slim cases for builds like this]Samsung F3 1TB HDD
- $58 shipped [Superbiiz]Rosewill 80MM CPU cooler
- $10 shipped [Newegg] (you could probably get one on your local Craigslist for cheaper though - whereabouts in California are you?)
Newcustomer10 - $10 off [Newegg]
DEALMONGO - $15 off [Superbiiz]
For $202.50 shipped
you have probably the cheapest good PC possible - unless you're a good brother and want to spend more
(No DVD drive included.... not sure if you need one though, according to your original post might not even; for reference one costs ~$20)Edited by xd_1771 - 8/22/11 at 1:55am