I'm looking to replace my current PC because it's starting to get a bit flakey in terms of reliability and performance is now falling behind in terms of being able to play the latest releases.
My main aims are
a) something quiet so it can be left on overnight in my bedroom
b) something portable as I'd like to start attending a LAN or two
c) Provide approximately 3-4 years lifespan on the gaming curve (same as my current PC has managed)
With that in mind I've come up with the following build
Main parts are
ThermalTake Armor A30 case
AMD A8 3850 CPU
HD 6770 passively cooled graphics card
Seasonic passively cooled 480w PSU
My thoughts were that the passively cooled card combines with the onboard APU to give competative gaming performance without having an overly loud GPU fan (my current 8800GT on max is stupid)
So any opinions?