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    Apex's Hexus-AMD A6-3670K APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    I would like to thank Hexus for the competition and AMD for the prizes; see below for the original link

    Win an awesome self-build AMD APU bundle

    My review is in no particular order so lets begin.

    Part One: Unboxing of the thingys (or getting Monkey's bits out)

    Whats this ?



    Whooooooo shinys


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    Last edited by Apex; 30-09-2012 at 04:54 PM.



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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Very cute. Best unboxing ever.

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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Nice shots on the unboxing, so whens the rig coming together?

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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    PG Tips called and they want their monkey back!

    Looking good - Looking forward to reading the review.

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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Bare with me; due to my shift pattern at work it leaves me with very little time to do other stuff, plus when family members drop stuff off and say fix it this puts a spanner in the works along with everything else.



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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Quote Originally Posted by UseItNow View Post
    Nice shots on the unboxing, so whens the rig coming together?
    I might redo some of them due to not been happy with them 100%; think i need to get the tripod out i can not seem to hold the thing steady these days



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    Quote Originally Posted by -VK- View Post
    PG Tips called and they want their monkey back!

    Looking good - Looking forward to reading the review.
    Carn't have him or his brothers



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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex View Post
    I might redo some of them due to not been happy with them 100%; think i need to get the tripod out i can not seem to hold the thing steady these days
    Out of sheer excitement of the parts at your disposal?

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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Just a slight update to this

    I have a new toy for these shinys to be housed in.... expect a update sooooooon



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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Psst, I can make our your address from the first picture. You should consider blurring it out or covering it over with something in paint

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    I really enjoyed your unboxing pics and crave for more What's the monkey's name and how will he call his new PC? Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMike View Post
    Psst, I can make our your address from the first picture. You should consider blurring it out or covering it over with something in paint
    Works address so am not really fussed



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    Re: Apex's Hexus-AMD APU Bundle Review Thingy Whatsamacallit

    Quote Originally Posted by howdee View Post
    I really enjoyed your unboxing pics and crave for more What's the monkey's name and how will he call his new PC? Cheers!
    His name is Monkey

    Machine is now built and running in it's new home; benchmarks will have to be done again.

    Why you might ask.... Well if you looked at my thread in the help section you will see i suffed a disk crash that i am still recovering from (680gb recovered so far).

    http://forums.hexus.net/help-quick-r...dows-xp64.html

    Thoughts so far:

    The case I got (Silverstone TJ08B-E) to me feels cheap, while some of the ideas are sound they could have polished it off.

    I am running the SSD off of a SATA 3Gbps port and i really can not tell the difference between it and the Kingston V200 SSD that i have in this laptop (running on a SATA I port ) - well not in the install which drum roll please took all of 9mins 56secs from first boot screen to having useable desktop.

    The stock fan they provide with the CPU has a ticking noise that that you can pick out over everything else in this case.

    The build was pretty painless but i need to work on the cable routing; the case looks a mess but thats for another day for when i move the bits from my current rig over to it and i embark on a slight upgrade

    Right now the rig isn't doing much other then sitting pretty, only time will tell if this APU is a match for my old Q6600 but from right now (fresh install remember) everything is very nippy; now part of that will be down to the SSD and the other will be the fresh os install so it could be very different story as time goes on.

    The real test of this IMHO is when i start to throw "real world tests" at it; benchmarks only tell part of the story.

    More pictures and updated pictures to follow later
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