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Dropped even further, don't forget that AMD are doing £10 cashback on these processors here: https://www.amd-promotions.com/processors/uk/qualifying.asp

Sub-£50 for this processor is a bargain!
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sportable#1
Looks like they price matched pixmania (_;)

Quality CPU (and GPU) for £48.80 with the cashback.
jim157#2
Bargain for this APU, half decent GPU and an unlocked multiplier. Should be decent in a HTPC build.
polly69#3
I ordered yesterday at £64 and its just been dispatched ive contacted Amazon about a refund im not happy.
CrazyEagle 2 Likes #4
polly69
I ordered yesterday at £64 and its just been dispatched ive contacted Amazon about a refund im not happy.

LOL.
rubenm85#5
will this work ok with games?
battlefild 3 COD W3?
intranix 1 Like #6
rubenm85
will this work ok with games?
battlefild 3 COD W3?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_SMyvKodak
polly69#7
Amazon have agreed to refund the difference so all happy again a 4 core cpu for under £50 with cashback, this is going to build a NAS drive i already have 8gb of corsair 1600mhz memory in a box doing nothing, i had the 4 bay Netgear and it blew up inside its first full day of use so the £160 refund im building another PC to do it, my aim is to keep it as low on power as possible and quiet. I know the watts is going to be way more than a NAS but its more reliable and you can plug what ever in and share it without issue and if the PC goes down my data will be accessible. I will be able to build a pretty good machine for under £200 using the best stuff you cant go wrong with this CPU its a steal.


rubenm85
will this work ok with games?
battlefild 3 COD W3?

You can easily overclock the CPU and GPU and get a better frame rate, my understanding is is that this can play all games at low to medium detail without much hassle you wont need a discrete graphics card and in the future if you find its not working you can pick up a 6670 or the like and crosssfire it with the APU.
PeanutUKbanned#8
polly69
Amazon have agreed to refund the difference so all happy again a 4 core cpu for under £50 with cashback, this is going to build a NAS drive i already have 8gb of corsair 1600mhz memory in a box doing nothing, i had the 4 bay Netgear and it blew up inside its first full day of use so the £160 refund im building another PC to do it, my aim is to keep it as low on power as possible and quiet. I know the watts is going to be way more than a NAS but its more reliable and you can plug what ever in and share it without issue and if the PC goes down my data will be accessible. I will be able to build a pretty good machine for under £200 using the best stuff you cant go wrong with this CPU its a steal.


rubenm85
will this work ok with games?
battlefild 3 COD W3?

You can easily overclock the CPU and GPU and get a better frame rate, my understanding is is that this can play all games at low to medium detail without much hassle you wont need a discrete graphics card and in the future if you find its not working you can pick up a 6670 or the like and crosssfire it with the APU.

Should have bought a HP Microserver, £250 but with £100 cashback. The PSU is 120 watts and I think it only uses about 70 watts at full load, you can fit 5 drives in there with a bit of tweaking. http://www.ebuyer.com/281915-hp-proliant-turion-ii-n40l-microserver-100-cashback-658553-421
MrPuddington#9
jim157
Bargain for this APU, half decent GPU and an unlocked multiplier. Should be decent in a HTPC build.
Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs unfortunately do not have a decent graphics solution, but for a HTPC they should work, and would be the better (quieter) choice.
sagman76 1 Like #10
Bought last night for my parents build. Great CPU with APU can oc to 3.2 no problem on stock cooler.
sh0ey#11
Heat & bought, just in time as I was tossing up to buy the Zoostorm or DIY and this tipped the scales.

What is a recommended budget motherboard that is half decent that I can OC this processor?

I've been out of the build your own PC for years so this should be fun!
jim157#12
MrPuddington
jim157
Bargain for this APU, half decent GPU and an unlocked multiplier. Should be decent in a HTPC build.
Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs unfortunately do not have a decent graphics solution, but for a HTPC they should work, and would be the better (quieter) choice.

Well, I've gone for one so I'll see how it pans out, as I'm looking to build a htpc/general use/light gaming pc. I did look at Intels but they dont seem to be be able able to compete in the sub £50 bracket; plus I would've probably had to run a discreet GPU which kind of evens out the power/heat/noise argument.
jim157#13
sh0ey
Heat & bought, just in time as I was tossing up to buy the Zoostorm or DIY and this tipped the scales.

What is a recommended budget motherboard that is half decent that I can OC this processor?

I've been out of the build your own PC for years so this should be fun!

I'm looking for a mobo too, the Asrock a75 boards get decent reviews: USB 3.0, Sata III and under £50 as well. I'll have to do a bit of research.
sportable#14
I recently built a budget gaming PC with this CPU and this Gigabyte MB

http://www.ebuyer.com/272249-gigabyte-ga-a75m-ud2h-a75-socket-fm1-vga-dvi-hdmi-displayport-onboard-7-1-channel-ga-a75m-ud2h

You could probably use the cheaper Asrock with no problems.

1 NB note is to buy your DDR3 memory at 1600GHz or above. The Llanos REALLY make use of the higher mem clock speed.
jim157#15
Cheers. How is this apu in terms of heat/noise? Mine will being going in a htpc case so I'll probably need a low profile cooler like a Scythe big shuriken; which should be more efficient than the stock cooler.
sportable#16
jim157
Cheers. How is this apu in terms of heat/noise? Mine will being going in a htpc case so I'll probably need a low profile cooler like a Scythe big shuriken; which should be more efficient than the stock cooler.

I just used a Standard microATX case, but used an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro rev 2. I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to noise and that thing is super silent and CPU temps are kept very low.

Funnily enough, a friend has just asked for a budget build in a miniITX case so I'm thinking of picking this APU again and researching the various low profile cooling options. PSU requirements also require a bit of thought.
nickcardwell#17
PeanutUK
Should have bought a HP Microserver, £250 but with £100 cashback. The PSU is 120 watts and I think it only uses about 70 watts at full load, you can fit 5 drives in there with a bit of tweaking. http://www.ebuyer.com/281915-hp-proliant-turion-ii-n40l-microserver-100-cashback-658553-421

You can acutally get 6 drives (3.5") in the nl 40/nl36

You can get an adapter to squeeze 2 hard drives where the DVD/CD drive goes. Then using the ESATA connector from the back bring it in to one of the hard drives.
jim157#18
sportable
jim157
Cheers. How is this apu in terms of heat/noise? Mine will being going in a htpc case so I'll probably need a low profile cooler like a Scythe big shuriken; which should be more efficient than the stock cooler.

I just used a Standard microATX case, but used an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro rev 2. I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to noise and that thing is super silent and CPU temps are kept very low.

Funnily enough, a friend has just asked for a budget build in a miniITX case so I'm thinking of picking this APU again and researching the various low profile cooling options. PSU requirements also require a bit of thought.

Thanks. Yes I've whittled the choice down to the big shuriken and the Noctua NH-l12. I'll probably go for the Scythe as it's considerably cheaper.

You considered going down the Pico PSU route?

Edited By: jim157 on Jul 26, 2012 11:27: quote
sh0ey#19
Thanks for the great info guys - by coincidence I went with the Gigabyte mobo as well, just before I refreshed this page.

All in all it cost just a bit over £200 for the APU, mobo, SSD and case so I'm very happy. I have a spare 4Gb 1333Mhz at home, but did a bit of reading off sportable's comment and now I'm tossing up whether to get the 1600Mhz 4Gb, or double up with what I have to 2x4Gb@1333mhz. I don't play games often but will be using it for photo editing & software dev work.
sportable#20
jim157

You considered going down the Pico PSU route?

I have, but trying a few PSU calculators on the web seemed to recommend a 200W PSU, possibly 250W for a little headroom for my build:

APU, MB, 1 stick RAM, 1 Optical Drive, 1 SSD.

Don't think the Picos go up to that wattage.

@sh0ey, if you do decide to go with 1600Mhz and that mobo, remember that it defaults the mem speed to 1333. You have to manually set it in the BIOS. For what it's worth, my whole system "seemed" much faster when I eventually did that.

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