I think this CPU/APU is underrated. Ok it can`t keep up with an i5 or i7 but it has a lot of power and packs a decent gpu in there too. I used this one in a PC for a costumer, he can play nearly all games (even though in low settings) and it`s more than enough for internet, watching movies etc. I was really suprised by it when i tested it. And it`s cheap too, over here in Germany you get the A8-3870K for around 100€, really nice price (cheapest i6 is around 150&euro
. I`m using alot AMD CPUs cause my avarage costumer does not have too much money and with the FMI chips i get a Cpu and a Gpu for little money. For Multimedia-PCs this is a good choice.
My current Rig: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.2ghz, MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3), G.Skill 8 GB DDR3-2133 Kit, MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC, 120gb A-Data S510, Western Digital WD10EARX 1 TB,Western Digital WD20EARX 2 TB, OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W, Corsair Obsidian 550D, Noctua NH-D14.