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The AMD Llano APU needs a motherboard with a Socket FM1 connector for the processor. I've chosen the MSI A55M-P33, which is a cheap, yet fully-featured board.
Along with the raft of stuff you expect from a motherboard, this board offers some other cool features:
- UEFI BIOS
- OC Genie II: Auto OC to boost performance in 1 sec
- ClickBIOS Concept: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS interface
- Super Charger: Fast charge iPad/iPhone/smartphones.
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Simple drive, nothing special.
The Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB offers a decent amount of speedy storage at a reasonable price. It is a 7,200RPM, SATA 6.0Gb/s unit featuring 16MB of cache.
Given that RAM is so cheap, I don't see a need to skimp on it. I've chosen 2GB of G-SKILL DDR3 1333.