Aug 28, 2009
I know the PSU and the RAM is extreme overkill but that's the way it is in consideration to future upgrades. Default fan means very limited overclocking w/ good airflow. RAM is also good for black edition processors. This is a media PC with low detail gaming and cost $2,800 (including SSD, monitors, keyboard and mouse etc). The mobo and APU alone don't cost that much (as is w/ budget LLano). Its w/everything else including shipping that they cost that much. SSD is used for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7, storing all application/programs and games.

ASUS F1A75-V EVO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD $140

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX $140

G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD $150

DIAMOND 6670PE51GV2 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $100

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $500

4x Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $360 @90 ea.

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1200M 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 & SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply $280

Xigmatek Elysium Silver CCC-HSA0DS-U02 Black / Silver Aluminum / Steel ATX Super Tower Computer Case $220

Asus VK278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Webcam $350

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit $185

RAZER Black USB Wired BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $115

RAZER Black 1 x Wheel USB Optical/Laser Imperator 2012 Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse $65

Thermaltake ST0021U 3.5" Black USB2.0 & eSATA Max 5 External Enclosure $49

2x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $42 @21 ea.

HP AR941AA 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader $50
^ I frankly cant understand the reasons behind choosing those parts ? The parts separately are good choices, but dont go well together,...

RAM - Limited overclocking, then why a DDR3 2133 MHz RAM ?

PSU - Agreed future-proof, but that PSU would make sense only if you will be planning to go say HD 6970 Quad-fire,...

CASE - A Full Tower ? Any specific reasons ?

GPU - HD 6670 ?? I know it would do a Crossfire with the on-chip graphics , but why ?? It wont offer much improvement if you go directly with a lower powered CPU + say HD 6850,...

I dont mean to offend you, but frankly you are overspending on parts which you wont need,...


Aug 28, 2009
well when the black edition processors come out I will be able to find a suitable APU fan in which allows more overclocking. The case is future proof against all possible mobo form factors. Any performance above a 6670 is wasted w/APU. PSU have seven years warranty.
^ Hmmm,... here are some as good alternatives but not going overboard,...

PSU - Seasonic X750 - 5 years warranty, but am sure will last much longer,...
Or Corsair AX750 with 7 years warranty

The above 2 PSUs can handle even HD 6970 Crossfire,...

CASE - Just a suggestion,... Generally people go with Full Towers reasons such as using multiple high-powered graphic cards and such, which I doubt will be the case if you want Llano as it is more oriented towards HTPC crowd,... So going Full Tower doesnt make much sense,... Also I doubt Llano boards would come in Form Factors above ATX,... But its your call though,...

Any of these would be very good,...

GPU - Get the XFX instead
But I still feel if there is going to be some gaming, you can instead opt for the regular CPUs with cards like HD 6770 and such,...Would serve good as gaming as well as HTPC setup,...
Future proof? Pffft. If this is to watch movies and do low detail gaming, use a $40 Antec psu and forget the vid card. If this is to make movies, you've got the wrong cpu.

The psu and the memory are not future proofing you, if there is ever such a thing. As pointed out above, they are simply useless for the application and configuration.