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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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#166
Quote from dealtracer View Post :
Without it, how to install windows/linux system? Any other ways? USB Boot may be a good idea.
install from USB drive. I always do that, I have a 16GB USB drive with multiple distros on there, another one with window 7 and another with windows 8... never use a DVD.
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#167
I'm surprised this is still on-- free RAM and all.
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#168
Just got mine. Installed OpenELEC fusion and without any tweaks, it runs XBMC about as well as my AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black (running W7 and XBMC). That's not to say that this fusion build is anywhere near as powerful, it just means that the Phenom is way overkill as a media player and the fusion build is just right.

As far as power usage goes, with SSD, and 4GB RAM, it's idling at 24-27 watts and it's pretty darn quiet (except for when it first boots up, the CPU fan puts out a high-pitched whir, but I doubt if I'll notice it when I'm not actually listening for it).

Anyway, glad I got in on this.
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#169
Thanks! I bit on this, going to get rid of cable one of these days and use this to stream
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#170
Case+PSU that OP mentioned in the headline just dropped down to $35.99, as prophesied.

http://www.amazon.com/MI-008-Towe...ywords=itx
(was $49.99 when this was posted, Probably the cheapest shipped ITX case I can find without any rebates right now).
Looks small and ideal for HTPC. Free super saver shipping too.


Already got my mobo, but they shipped my RAM separately through DHL who tendered it to USPS somewhere in Washington state. I probably won't get my RAM until after thanksgiving.
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#171
Same low price, but no rebate.
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#172
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Same low price, but no rebate.
doh! bump for an even better deal!
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#173
got openelec fusion-build running now.
I got video sound working through HDMI-Out using the following settings
system:audio output
-- audio output : HDMI
5.1, boost, ac3, and DTS checked
audio output device: HDMI (alsa)
passthrough output device: iec958 (alsa)

still working on getting menu sounds working. It seems I might have to edit a config file.
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#174
Quote from drleephd View Post :
doh! bump for an even better deal!
hmm, any chance that they might price match with the egg guarantee for those who bought it already with the rebate?
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#175
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hmm, any chance that they might price match with the egg guarantee for those who bought it already with the rebate?
Pretty unlikely , especially if the MOBO was delivered already.
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#176
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Pretty unlikely , especially if the MOBO was delivered already.
I am chatting with them now, they are slow to respond...I haven't received the motherboard yet


They told me to go to their price match guarantee page and submit a request...person also said that they use their own site as a price match
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#177
I used Shoprunner whcih has free return shipping. I dislike rebates enough that if Newegg won't price match, then I might return my order and re-order the $59.99 deal.
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#178
Quote from carlson03 View Post :
I am chatting with them now, they are slow to respond...I haven't received the motherboard yet


They told me to go to their price match guarantee page and submit a request...person also said that they use their own site as a price match
Are you asking them another $10 discount on top of $10 rebate?
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#179
Quote from pokymon View Post :
Are you asking them another $10 discount on top of $10 rebate?
Not worried about the rebate if they price matched...I would rather not fool with it, but if they dont match, I will send it in

Quote from mapen View Post :
I used Shoprunner whcih has free return shipping. I dislike rebates enough that if Newegg won't price match, then I might return my order and re-order the $59.99 deal.
Doesn't Newegg charge 15% restocking fee?
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#180
Oh, what the heck.

This case (APEX MI-008) is on sale at Newegg too so combined with the deal you have an almost complete HTPC for under $100.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6811154091
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