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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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#17
OST capacitors.

Not sure if want.
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#18
Quote from rukaka View Post :
Dang it. I already have a htpc, NAS, and my desktop.
What is a good excuse to purchase this lol
I bought this which means I now have 2x as many HTPCs as I do TVs / Projectors in the house. BNTL ("Buy Now. Think Later") that's the SD way! Smilie
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The height on the ripjaw might be an issue for some HTPC builds.
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Didn't need it, but bit anyway. Will go nicely with the Lian Li mITX case I got 2 weeks ago for $45.
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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.
I did not have this board personally but I had a msi board with the e-350 (essentially the same). IF the video can be accelerated via gpu then the machine will play it wonderfully. The dual core cpu is ok in normal tasks, about the speed of a dual core atom but still much slower than a dual core sb or ib.

Now the problem arises with netflix which for reasons unbeknownst to me have disabled gpu acceleration for computer playing (including mce plugin and browser). Thus no hd netflix will play smoothly on this motherboard. Now you say to yourself that you can live with SD and that may be possible the annoying part comes up when you have another machine like a roku, android phone, or something along that line that does get gpu acceleration enabled. Then you have to keep going back to your account via browser and turning HD on or off. Unfortunately you can not select hd or sd per episode or movie.

Now if you have not bit on this deal yet and are interested in an htpc I HIGHLY recommend getting a cheap 1155 board with hdmi and a g530/540/550/620/630/640/645....... pretty much any 1155 celeron. This chip and mb combo should run you around 100 bucks maybe a little more for a mini itx. The beauty of this setup is that if gpu acceleration fails the cpu is more than capable to churn it out. Power use also is not very much higher than the e-350.

Hope this helps
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#22
AVoid the 350 CPU, it's really not up to do much of anything, and the moment the GPU acceleration isn't 100% used the CPU is brought to it's knees. Spend $50 more and get something with a better CPU...
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#23
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.
Netflix = silverlight = unsupported on linux--no GPU assist

GPU can hardware decode highest Bluray profile, 3D video, audio bitstream highest.

Anything requiring CPU power (encoding, transcoding, etc) will suck on this.
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#24
Nice deal and TU'd even though I won't be purchasing. You can build a low-end desktop PC for next to nothing now, incredible. I've had the same rig since probably 2002 or so, think I'll wait another 6 months to a year for more deflation.
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#25
if you use windows 8 with this machine, the new netflix app will play HD fine.
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Quote from jamesbodden View Post :
I did not have this board personally but I had a msi board with the e-350 (essentially the same). IF the video can be accelerated via gpu then the machine will play it wonderfully. The dual core cpu is ok in normal tasks, about the speed of a dual core atom but still much slower than a dual core sb or ib.

Now the problem arises with netflix which for reasons unbeknownst to me have disabled gpu acceleration for computer playing (including mce plugin and browser). Thus no hd netflix will play smoothly on this motherboard. Now you say to yourself that you can live with SD and that may be possible the annoying part comes up when you have another machine like a roku, android phone, or something along that line that does get gpu acceleration enabled. Then you have to keep going back to your account via browser and turning HD on or off. Unfortunately you can not select hd or sd per episode or movie.

Now if you have not bit on this deal yet and are interested in an htpc I HIGHLY recommend getting a cheap 1155 board with hdmi and a g530/540/550/620/630/640/645....... pretty much any 1155 celeron. This chip and mb combo should run you around 100 bucks maybe a little more for a mini itx. The beauty of this setup is that if gpu acceleration fails the cpu is more than capable to churn it out. Power use also is not very much higher than the e-350.

Hope this helps
Spend double the price. Smilie A product that is two generations behind should lose when compared.


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FYI E-300, E-350, E-450, E1-1200, E2-1800 are all two year old products and EOL. Quadcore kabini is coming in <6 months which will perform around Trinity.
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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.
Just as an FYI, I built an HTPC with the E350. Works great but you cannot natively run Netflix on Linux. Has to do with Silverlight. Amazon Prime runs fine with Linux and XBMC
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#28
Thanks! Will upgrade my server from an AM2 Sempron that uses 65w. Should pay for itself in power in a few months!
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#29
PLEEZ people. Biostar as a FP deal? Even if free I wouldn't touch this w/ yours. Just another NE wounded bird.
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#30
Biostar is just fine for all of our parents, sorry it doesn't overclock to the max, brosef.

They've got an old Dell Dimension 3000 (Pentium 4) that is just screaming for an overhaul.

Perfect deal, considering that I've got a few SATA hard drives around here doing nothing, the deal comes with RAM, and everything else (CPU/Video/Network/Audio) is integrated on the mobo.

Gives me something to do for Thanksgiving instead of something dumb like eating non-stop or worse, freezing in those Black Friday lines.
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