An APU 2.7 GHz new build some input. !

This build is for my daily use machine, Surf, Download Movies, Music and Software, stream TV , You tube videos, Converting video files to VOB, Ripping CD's , Lot's of Internet use, Word, Excel, Photo shop, Super DVD Creator.

I would like to know if this setup would be better than going with a AM 3 Board setup or an 1155 Board setup.
I have ran this every which way and feel this is the way to go. So please feel free to give your Input.

Parts will be purchased through New Egg , Build budget is 500.00 for all

Operating system is Windows XP Pro sp2 X64

Parts I don't need :

Monitor, Operating System, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers

Parts List:


AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor


BIOSTAR TA75M Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


APU on chip


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory


Patriot Pyro PP60GS25SSDR 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04


Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous Power Supply


Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case

TOTAL COST FROM NEW EGG IS ............505.00

Thanks for the Input. !!
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  1. Get 4gb ram and up your APU to a a6-3650. No one should be stuck with a dual core in this day and age.
  2. Thanks for your response, This is why I posted to get suggestions just like this.
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    There are triple core options as well that can some times hit the sweet spot in your wallet .
    I would probably stick with 2 x4 gig of RAM . Remember the graphics core shares system memory so the entire 4 gig is not available to the processor

    A 300 watt psu is more appropriate . Total system draw is likely to be around 110 watts so save money here .

    You have an OS . Make sure its 64 bit

    RAID 0 has always been a hard mountain to climb . I doubt you will notice a speed boost from RAIDing two SSD's . How about a single SSD boot drive and a hard drive with much more capacity for data storage ?
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