Okay thanks to all who have helped with my builds.
The first build is for myself. Goal is NOT gaming. System will be used mainly for watching and converting HD video, and basic general task.
The second system is for my mom. Her only usage will be to do basic task as well. Surf internet, e-mail etc (she is 60 years old)
I need these systems to last a while. I built my previous one back in 2000. and it has lasted this long(albeit with some ducktape and spit). but i haven't payed attention to anything in the past 13 years.
I am partial to keeping the corsair 600t case (dunno just something i like and want lol) but if you have any final changes to this build, i'm open to it.
This will be infinitely better than an A10 even for general computing tasks. You will pretty much hate life using an A10 for every day usage. It makes sense on the budget build but definitely not for your main build.
This build kills in video converting thanks to OpenCL! It converts faster thanks to it's dedicated GPU and it's plenty for everyday use. You also have a SSD to speed things up and all that in a small box. AMD is going to keep FM2 socket for next generation of APUs which are coming with +40% GPU perfomance so you can upgrade if you want! 534$ Sum
okay thanks for the suggestions. but now i'm confused. These two seem to be contradicting each other, one saying go with the a10 the other saying not to. Also whats with the micro case form factor. Anyone?