Originally Posted by CrossFireCharge
Sigh, another do-it-yourself ripoff "deal"?
That is seriously not even optimized.
If the 9750 is 125W then the motherboard won't safely support it being low quality 3+1 phase
SINGLE CHANNEL 2GB memory (that's a lot of performance loss right there)
No graphics card (770 chipset mobo)
What the heck is Raygo? Doesn't look like a trustable brand as far as PSUs go to me. Plus, this isn't even Mini ITX anymore.
What you can get at the same price may be a bit underwhelming it seems... Athlon II x2, 785G mobo, 4GB dual channel DDR3, and an at least trustable case/PSU i.e. a Rosewill combo
Will it outperform that rig and be much better? YES. Why: parents will probably never use all those 4 cores so they will benefit more from the higher Athlon II x2 clock speed. Dual channel is a big benefit and there is more RAM. The operation is cooler and safer due to lower CPU TDP.
My suggestion for a Mini ITX build would definitely be AMD Zacate, will outperform Brazos and provide HD video playback for the same price. You may even be able to find a Mini-ITX AM3/AM2+ and Athlon II x2 or so for the same price if you look on eBay or used markets or other stores. Even if you get something with nVidia ION for HD playback, Intel's Atom is still significantly behind AMD's E-Series APU in CPU performance.