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Rated 5 out of 5 by Phill Quad core CPU and a GPU as well!!
I bought this to use as an everyday machine but also as a file server to host all of my data at home.. I wasn't disappointed.
With the power of the CPU and all of the drives in the system along with a few fans for hard drive cooling, in Windows desktop, idle was using no more than 30w. Now with 6 hard drives and 120mm case fans I was dead impressed with this result. It was built to be kept on, quietly and cheaply but also to be used as an every day PC, so internet, email, online banking and so on. I believe it even played a few online games as well such as C&C Online. It coped pretty well.
If I do recall correctly, it even did support my Dell 3011 native screen res from the onboard GPU which was fantastic.
Performance was kept at stock as I really didn't need 4Ghz+ every day, so the power saving was on maximum. I had zero problems with the install and the heatsink install and it was quiet and quick and with the SSD for the OS, nicely responsive and fast to use for everyday things.
AMD might not have the power of Intel for their gaming systems, but for the APU systems, I don't think you'll ever go far wrong with AMD..
09 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dustybin8 Good budget option
This is a great option for someone wanting to build a budget media computer. I have been able to run newer games in low/medium settings at lower resolution (sub 1080p), while everything else I have tried has worked perfectly well. If you are looking to do something like graphics editing or are a hardcore gamer this isn't the product for you but for anyone else its definitely worth a look.
20 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve21 Great CPU
Great processor, easy to install. Great value for money.
17 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newbie This APU creates a great working Computer
Easy to install just need to remember to download the latest drivers from AMD and it will work in Crossfire without issue.
15 July 2013