Ok here's the barebones build I have put together:
Does it look all sweet, I never used Kingston Valueram before as personally I go for higher end stuff, its so cheap that I'm a bit worried about it?
Also have a few questions:
- APU's do they go together just like normal CPU's? I've never worked with them before but I assume they install into the mother board like normal?
- Do I need to know anything different setup wise regarding APU's? I assume the motherboard will have a DVI output or something that the APU runs through?
- She will be using Windows XP, is there any issues with this older OS and the new APU's?
- How do the Cooler Master Elite PSU's stack up, surely its alot better than the crappy HP OEM one in her case? I know that the high end ones are mint (I use a 1200W) but don't know how good the low end Cooler Master PSU's are?
Any other things I should know?
Cheers for all your help, especially for introducing me to the APU line. Question, how well do the high end ones stack up compared to mid to low end graphics cards? I build a lot of "Budget Gaming" machines for friends, usually I pair them with something like a PII 955 (which are cheap here now) with like a 5770 or something. Would APU's be another route here?Edited by Stilldawn - 8/15/12 at 2:41pm