$500 but that doesnt help because we gotta figure out the rest, its for the future, it just has to be a good CPU thats not TOO cheap or TOO expensive, it doesnt have to be anything fancy, just current (itll be built in December) and made to last for the years, no intense gaming or applications
"Specifically, A8-3850 (the only APU for which we have performance data) doesn’t rely on any other hardware to enable reasonable performance. Pair it up to a low-cost motherboard, 4 GB of fast DDR3, and a sub-$100 hard drive and you’re looking at a very entry-level machine that can do many things moderately well. For $135, you get a processor and GPU in a 100 W package."
"The fastest Llano-based APU is aimed squarely at entry-level desktops and all-in-ones—folks with $400 or $500 for a complete machine."