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Gigabyte AMD E-350D APU AMD A45 FCH Mini ITX Motherboard + CPU Combo (GA-E350N) EXPIRED

yurkinator 150 September 16, 2012 at 07:34 AM in Computers (4) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 09-16-2012 at 07:23 PM View Original Post
Newegg.com has Gigabyte AMD E-350D APU AMD A45 FCH Mini ITX Motherboard + CPU Combo (GA-E350N) for $59.99 with free shipping. Thanks yurkinator

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Edited September 16, 2012 at 02:40 PM by widgit
GIGABYTE GA-E350N AMD E-350D APU AMD A45 FCH Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6813128561

Model
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-E350N
Combo Type
Motherboard/CPU Combo

Bundle
CPU
AMD E-350D APU
With Cooler
Yes

Supported CPU
CPU Type
AMD APU

Chipsets
North Bridge
AMD A45 FCH

Memory
Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1333 (O.C.)/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB

Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices
SATA
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s

Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset
AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics

Onboard Audio
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports
PS/2
2
COM
1
LPT
1
Video Ports
D-Sub
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB
4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x chassis intrusion header
1 x power LED header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Physical Spec
Form Factor
Mini ITX
Dimensions
6.7" x 6.7"

Features
Features
AMD Dual-Core E-350D Processor

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic

DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

On/Off Charge Technology

AMD E-350D 3D Graphics Performance Upgrade- up to 3DMark 2006 2400 marks!!

Supports DDR3 1333+

EasyTune6

HDMI Interface
Quick Info
Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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Quote from toothpick View Post :
I see there are known problems with Netflix and this CPU. It is a flaw in the Netflix client however. I can assure you, if the 700mhz ARM based Raspberry Pi can handle it, this CPU can. The E-350 has better benchmarks than some older Core 2 Duo's [cpubenchmark.net]

Netflix needs to figure this one out... But I am glad you pointed this out. That kills my hopes of an HTPC based on this... Now I am thinking about building an x86 router with this instead... If only I could find a case <$20
Those devices you mentioned earlier are optimized for Netflix in one way or another or they don't do real "HD" (look at the screen resolution of your DS or cell phone). It's not just this CPU which has/had issues with streaming content though; it's just about any low end/low powered CPU. I believe that the issue with netflix and this CPU have been resolved because there is an option in the latest version to enable hardware acceleration. Someone with this CPU could probably chime in and let us know how it works now.
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#32
Can you do raid with the 4 sata ports?
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#33
you sure you want such a big case? could grab a m350... http://www.mini-box.com/M350-univ...-enclosure
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Quote from castortroy View Post :
Can you do raid with the 4 sata ports?
while gigabyte's website nor newegg list anything related to chipset supported raid, you can do software raid, like raid-z2, if you want to run freenas on e-350 setups. freenas and similar are pretty ram and cpu intensive with regards to increased speed, but this is low power and uses ddr3 so i've seen people have pretty decent success, especially when compared to the large upfront price of other 4 bay NAS setups
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Quote from toothpick View Post :
I see there are known problems with Netflix and this CPU. It is a flaw in the Netflix client however. I can assure you, if the 700mhz ARM based Raspberry Pi can handle it, this CPU can. The E-350 has better benchmarks than some older Core 2 Duo's [cpubenchmark.net]

Netflix needs to figure this one out... But I am glad you pointed this out. That kills my hopes of an HTPC based on this... Now I am thinking about building an x86 router with this instead... If only I could find a case <$20
Quote from RyanL View Post :
Those devices you mentioned earlier are optimized for Netflix in one way or another or they don't do real "HD" (look at the screen resolution of your DS or cell phone). It's not just this CPU which has/had issues with streaming content though; it's just about any low end/low powered CPU. I believe that the issue with netflix and this CPU have been resolved because there is an option in the latest version to enable hardware acceleration. Someone with this CPU could probably chime in and let us know how it works now.
I will upgrade all my drivers & Silverlight again,try Netflix HD, and then give you guys an update.
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Quote from lex2000 View Post :
have fun with 10bit x264. lol.
ya, this won't handle 10bit, but 10-bit isn't worth it (hdd space is abundant, so small efficiency gain at loss of all hardware support is ....). too bad dumb kids (encoders) are dumb (don't try to consider these things).

in that regard, this won't function as a full featured htpc in other manners, either. if you want to just play blu-rays (not low quality 1080p rips, i mean iso's) this and even lower similar generation are fine, but don't expect Dolphin or PCSX2 or decent semi-current gen gaming on them. they rock for simple lower power movie streaming and web browsing tho. especially in a nice tiny case.
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Quote from exhurt View Post :
I will upgrade all my drivers & Silverlight again,try Netflix HD, and then give you guys an update.
To enable HA in silverlight, you have to start a video in netflix and then right click it and then go into options.
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#38
Quote from my.ads0 View Post :
This is pretty spot on. I had the Dell Zino running really well ... until Silverlight 4 was released, then Netflix went from perfect to unwatchable.

My only difference would be to recommend a low end SB proc. I am running the G530 flawlessly in my new setup.
yeah the g530 is what I was envisioning when I said dual core sb. Sometimes superbiiz has the g850 (2.9ghz) for around 60 and that is not only htpc but gaming computer ready.

The only thing to stay away from are the t series processors in dual core version because they are only a few watts mroe efficent if that and cost 20-30 bucks more
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#39
The design waste a lot of the rear space. This board has obsolete parallel, com and ps2 ports and lack the PCI-E slot for decent video card. Not worth for multimedia PC.
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Quote from ansonvs View Post :
The design waste a lot of the rear space. This board has obsolete parallel, com and ps2 ports and lack the PCI-E slot for decent video card. Not worth for multimedia PC.
...hence the low price tag. Every manufacturer has "legacy" boards, and this is a good example of one from GIGABYTE.

Wasted space aside, it does have gigabit, 4 USB ports, and an HDMI port, so it's not completely worthless. Smilie
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Quote from RyanL View Post :
To enable HA in silverlight, you have to start a video in netflix and then right click it and then go into options.
I just tried playing HD Netflix and it stutters A LOT with 95-100% APU usage. I right clicked the video and clicked "Silverlight". There isn't an option to enable "hardware acceleration". Oh and I have not updated any drivers or software yet. I haven't used my parent's computer in awhile so Windows 7 Service Pack 1 hasn't even been installed so I'm doing that now. I will keep you guys updated.
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Quote from exhurt View Post :
I just tried playing HD Netflix and it stutters A LOT with 95-100% APU usage. I right clicked the video and clicked "Silverlight". There isn't an option to enable "hardware acceleration". Oh and I have not updated any drivers or software yet. I haven't used my parent's computer in awhile so Windows 7 Service Pack 1 hasn't even been installed so I'm doing that now. I will keep you guys updated.
There wasn't an option there at all or was it just greyed out or something? If there wasn't an option to enable HA then I doubt that you're running Silverlight version 5 (check what version you're using just to be sure). Yeah, keep us updated.

Edit: I just checked out Silverlight. To get to the HA option just right click it while playing a video like I said and under the playback tab there is a checkbox for HA. Click the about tab while you're in there to see what version you're running too. You may need to go to the actual Silverlight website to get the download because I'm not sure or not if it's an actual windows update (something that might be patched from time to time but not actually updated to the next version until you do it manually - similar to directx or something).
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#43
Quote from m715 View Post :
Any good case recommendations?
Haven't really looked at mini ITX cases before, and it looks like a good case will cost as much as the MB/CPU combo laugh out loud
Some very nice Silverstone cases but $$...

$53 - APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply [newegg.com]
$60 - IN WIN BP655.200BL Black Steel Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case 200W Power Supply [newegg.com]
$75 - Thermaltake Element Q VL52021N2U Black SGCC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case 200W SFX Power Supply [newegg.com]
A friend of mine found an old broken home theater amp on craigslist for free. he gutted it and used that. Too big for my taste, but made an elegant solution nonetheless.
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#44
As a file server E-350 is great with Ubuntu. As a htpc, not so much. Even with all the updated drivers, HD youtube is unwatchable. Netflix is fubar in linux, so no comments on that.
About this board, I could not decide. Price is right, but it was almost 2 year old technology. I would rather slap G530 in a htpc even though it would probably cost twice.
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Quote from demn View Post :
don't expect Dolphin or PCSX2 or decent semi-current gen gaming on them. they rock for simple lower power movie streaming and web browsing tho. especially in a nice tiny case.
Indeed. Too bad the deal alerts for "itx" usually only pull up stuff like this. In fact, I wonder why people still waste time/money on gimp little systems like these.

The new hotness. [newegg.com] No PS/360, no HTPC, no cable box, no clutter - just one of these, a DualShock3, my receiver and the biggest screen I can get my hands on Big Grin
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