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i have no idea about the amd apus

id like it to be cheapest quad core i can get my hands on with the newest apu.


A8-5500 is your best bet. 65W TDP, Quad Core, and a strong iGPU capable of 1080p gaming even. I game on my A10-5800K all the time. Playing LOL as we speak.
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A8-5500 is your best bet. 65W TDP, Quad Core, and a strong iGPU capable of 1080p gaming even. I game on my A10-5800K all the time. Playing LOL as we speak.

sweet, can i use any FM2 mobo with that thing?!
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sweet, can i use any FM2 mobo with that thing?!

Yep.
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post #24 of 25
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yep, he just doesnt want a "computer" by the tv. itx is to big. ie the prodigy/silverstone erm sug90?
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just showed him this

he likes it. so proper pc it is biggrin.gif
So a couple things... There are considerably smaller mITX cases than the ones you listed above. The M350 for example, is extremely tiny, and could likely be mounted to the back of his new TV so he'd never even see it. I'm also a fan of the Wesena ITX1.

Also, the case you listed does not appear to be available from a US site, and the site you linked to will not sell to anyone not shipping to a UK address, using a UK credit card.

Thirdly, if he's not gaming, the APU of the AMD series is not necessary. You can get lower priced Intel processors like the G630 or even the G630T that will use less power and generate less heat. If you want something ultra-cheap that's still able to browse the web and play YouTube videos, you can look at the ASRock E35LM1, which is a motherboard with an embedded low power AMD APU

I think a lot of people often suggest the APU's because they can play games... if you're not going to play games though, why spend the money like you are? Build something for what you're 'client' will use it for, not what you would use it for.
Edited by SpyderMS - 1/28/13 at 12:00pm
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