Summary: The reason I am disappointed in this Item is because I bought this item for an intended gift. However when the gift receiver opened the box they said that the item came with no CPU Thermal Paste.
Summary: What a beast. I upgraded from an A4-5300 APU, and this A10 absolutely destroys it. I'm running Freenas on a dedicated server in my home and I am using a plugin for Plex on it. The A4 struggled miserably to transcode anything over 720p 4mbps, and even that was rough sometimes.
Summary: I wanted to build a quality system with plenty of processing power and the ability to play some games. I was satisfied until I wanted to play a somewhat sophisticated game, and the GPU fell short.
Not for gaming unless you have discrete graphics card.
25 June 2014
Summary: Its ok if you aren't planning on playing games, Media performance is great but it can't handle too much load. It gets around 65 degrees if you use it for 4 to 6 hours or more with the stock cooler.
Summary: Upgrade from an A6-5400K to this, and what a difference. Stuttering problems are gone and comskip processing of commercials is much faster. Used to deal with fair amounts of stuttering if watching shows while one or more other shows finished recording.
Summary: I initially bought a 6500 for a new HTPC that I was building. It runs Plex and I eventually started sharing my library my family. When they watch it transcodes out to their location. This plus the dozen or so other services running on the server while watching 1080p proved too much for the 6500.