Firstly, many thanks to Hexus for organising such a great competition for forum members, and to AMD for generously providing not one but three sets of hardware. I look forward to reading the thoughts and experiences of the other reviewers, and hope you all enjoy reading mine.
This APU bundle will be used to replace my HTPC/Family PC. The current hardware is a Sempron 140 CPU, ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO motherboard, and 1x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 ECC RAM. The APU bundle consists of an A6-3670K APU, ASUS F1A55-M motehrboard, and 1x 4GB AMD Entertainment Edition DDR3-1600 RAM. The bundle also includes a 120GB Kingston Hyper-X 3K SSD, although initially I will not be using this in the HTPC.
Carrying over from one build to the next are my trust Antec Aria case, Sata DVD-RW drive, and 500GB hard drive. The Antec Aria PSU was replaced a couple of years ago with a 1U FSP Flex-ATX PSU.
The computer is used by the entire family, for watching DVDs, web browsing, and gaming. I will therefore be performing a number of real world benchmarks to compare the APU bundle to my old Sempron bundle for these tasks.