While speccing out this machine, I also considered using an FM1 system. However there was a very limited amount of miniITX motherboards that provided the connectivity I wanted (HDMI+DVI) so I decided to go Intel. Really any old system would work, this one just worked out to be the cheapest. If you're worried about CPU performance swapping to a slightly more powerful CPU like a G850 or i3-2120 would take care of that. If it's GPU performance, a 5450 and cheaper motherboard is also an option.