Summary: The "Box" variety of the A-Series APU has all of what you need to do a clean installation of the unit. Heat sink w/fan included, instructions included, Warranty included, one box, that's all. I for one really appreciate a processing unit with useful graphics built-in and this thing at 3.9GHz is fast and even faster when you turn on the turbo feature 4.1GHz. If you really want a bigger bang for the buck, than this if for you.
Summary: Once you figure out how to use an nvidia card without it crashing your bios on start up, then it's awesome. The onboard card isn't bad either. Temperatures were high which startled me but realized later that's just how these CPU's work, and bought a 10 dollar fan that brought it down significantly. I didn't try the duel capabilities because I don't like AMD video cards (bad experience in the past..) and I only use Nvidia.
Summary: If building a computer for anything shy of heavy gaming, heavy video editing, or 3d modelling/animation, don't waste your money on anything else. I used this processor in a build for a second computer for simple internet use but since I am not a gamer and have my work computer for editing large video files, I sold off the majority of my one year old $1100 build and bought: - 2nd ssd - 16gb of ram - this processor - a $60 amd board ...
Summary: Upgraded an aging AM2+ dual core based HTPC wtih this APU with some more RAM (4GB to 8GB), and decent mATX mobo (Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H). Had a discreet GPU with the old system - I allocated 2GB to the integrated GPU (8 total), and so far the hardware upgrade has been flawless. Streams Netflix and Prime videos nicely, plays DVDs / BluRays without any issues. I have not done any gaming on it, but I'm sure it could handle quite a bit of "fun" stuff should the need arise.
Summary: All I can say is OMG. I wasn't expecting anything special out of this cheap APU but boy I was seriously surprised once I tried some 720p gaming on it. Running heavily modded skyrim at 25-30fps on max settings. TERA online runs smooth at max settings (when not surrounded by 7736492 players at cities). Get some cheap high-speed ram and you're good to go. I'm running it at 4.5ghz cpu and 1145mhz gpu at 1.3v stable using stock cooler with no dangerously high temps.
Summary: At this point in time, this CPU is now a generation old. AMD has released the new Kaveri core earlier this year. I built my PC with this chip and I am very happy with it. I put this on the Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 motherboard with a Coolermaster Gemini CPU cooling fan and 8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM. It is my everyday PC and the benchmarks are in-line with basic day-to-day tasks. On Geekbench 3, this CPU scored 2172 Single core and 3322 Multicore on the Windows 64bit benchmarks.