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BIOSTAR A68I-350 Deluxe AMD Fusion Motherboard/CPU Combo + 8GB (2x4GB) GSkill DDR3 1066 Desktop Memory EXPIRED

dvdapex 614 November 15, 2012 at 06:08 AM in Computers (8) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 11-15-2012 at 09:01 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has BIOSTAR A68I-350 Deluxe AMD Fusion Motherboard/CPU Combo + 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1066 Desktop Memory (added to cart automatically) for $69.99 - $10 rebate = $59.99 with free shipping. Thanks dvdapex
Link for the G.Skill Memory (for reference)

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Edited November 24, 2012 at 07:57 PM by dvdapex
UPDATE: No rebate necessary now as it's $60.

link [newegg.com]

The included RAM is $40 if you were to purchase it, so (and it gets 5 Eggs with 1,062 reviews so it's not junk), so for an extra $20 you get a MB/CPU combo...

$10 rebate link [newegg.com]

I didn't see this posted (and "yes" I searched).

This is obviously for HTPC (more XBMC / OpenELEC [openelec.tv] I'm not sure about Netflix or HULU), MAME or "grandma" use, but it's a good start for a low-power usage client. The DOA reviews concern me a little, but there are many NewEgg reviewers that shouldn't be doing anything with computers, so I'll take a chance on this.

Model
BrandBIOSTAR
ModelA68I-350 Deluxe
Combo TypeMotherboard/CPU ComboBundle
CPUAMD Fusion APU 350D
With CoolerYesSupported CPU
CPU TypeAMD APUChipsets
North BridgeAMD A68Memory
Number of Memory Slots2×240pin
Memory StandardDDR3 1066/800
Maximum Memory Supported16GBExpansion Slots
PCI Express x161 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (x4)Storage Devices
SATA3 x SATA 6.0Gb/sOnboard Video
Onboard Video ChipsetAMD Radeon HD 6310 graphicsOnboard Audio
Audio ChipsetRealtek ALC662
Audio Channels6 ChannelsOnboard LAN
LAN ChipsetRealtek 8111F
LAN Speed10/100/1000MbpsRear Panel Ports
PS/22
Video PortsD-Sub
HDMI1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.02 x USB 2.0
USB 3.02 x USB 3.0
Audio Ports3 PortsInternal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors1 x Printer Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header
1 x CPU FAN Header
1 x System FAN Header
1 x Serial HeaderPhysical Spec
Form FactorMini ITX
Dimensions6.7" x 6.7"Features
FeaturesSocket BGA FT1

AMD A68 Chipset

AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

Mini size (17 x 17cm ) for flexible use

Case + PSU which is often on sale for $35 or so (although it's currently $49): link [amazon.com]

Another case +PSU option which is currently $35 (thanks BinaryDemon): link [walmart.com]
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#4
I have recently purchased a HTPC with E-350, and Hulu works real great. Except when you multitask (e.g.: updates, etc) it does not skip. If you do multitask, then the video becomes a powerpoint presentation Smilie
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Added the link to the $10 rebate.
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I am seriously considering this for a Linux based (xbmc or openELEC) htpc. I have heard that the e350 is not great for Netflix HD streaming. Anyone have any personal experience? How about handling h.264 encoded 1080p files? The price is so tempting and if it isn't a good htpc I will find something to do with it.
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I bought this exact RAM about 2 years ago for $60 alone. Crazy the kind of deals you can get now.

Except for everything it lists about the details about this bundle...I can't even see what the heck the actual CPU is (or, "APU" yes yes) or clockrate it runs at. I assume it's basically a E-350 from the name? So 1.6ghz, and basically the same CPU as what the c-50/c-60 netbook processors do except at a higher clockrate?

And on a related note...any cheap Mini-ITX case/PSU combos out there?
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Quote from Solis View Post :
And on a related note...any cheap Mini-ITX case/PSU combos out there?
This is often on sale for $35 or so.
link [amazon.com]
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Quote from Mustardmakerdlx View Post :
I am seriously considering this for a Linux based (xbmc or openELEC) htpc. I have heard that the e350 is not great for Netflix HD streaming. Anyone have any personal experience? How about handling h.264 encoded 1080p files? The price is so tempting and if it isn't a good htpc I will find something to do with it.
1080p files depend but so far they tend to skip but every 10 seconds or so (very annoying). I am trying to play 1080p DTS AC3 x264 or similar encode.

Oh and Netflix HD lags pretty bad and its very annoying!
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Quote from dvdapex View Post :
This is often on sale for $35 or so.
link [amazon.com]
Linky no worky. You linked it to your purchase history.
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Quote from jeet404 View Post :
1080p files depend but so far they tend to skip but every 10 seconds or so (very annoying). I am trying to play 1080p DTS AC3 x264 or similar encode.

Oh and Netflix HD lags pretty bad and its very annoying!
Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
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Quote from Solis View Post :
And on a related note...any cheap Mini-ITX case/PSU combos out there?
This seems like a decent deal - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Raidmax...y/16318466

Normally I wouldn't trust a Raidmax PSU in my desktop but given that this E-350 uses like 35w loaded, its probably safe enough.
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Linky no worky. You linked it to your purchase history.
Well, that was dumb of me. I've fixed the link.
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#14
Wish I had seen this about a month ago. I paid full price for a amd e450 motherboard, which was double this... and I still had to buy ram separately.

I was worried about the lag as well, but it hasn't been an issue for me. I can play blu-ray, bluray rips (via handbrake, high profile) extremely smoothly on ubuntu. It did require the catalyst drivers to enable hardware decoding.

It can definitely be used as a "grandma" system once it has been set up. I use mine as a file server and HTPC, not a primary computer. Very pleased with my purchase, except for having to spend $80 more than this deal.

Never tried netflix, but hulu / youtube works.

Oh, and there is very little difference between the e450 vs e350.
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#15
Dang it. I already have a htpc, NAS, and my desktop.
What is a good excuse to purchase this lol
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