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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 07:08 AM in Computers (8) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 11-15-2012 at 10:01 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 08:57 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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#31
Quote from suednim View Post :
PLEEZ people. Biostar as a FP deal? Even if free I wouldn't touch this w/ yours. Just another NE wounded bird.
been running Biostar for years , it runs fine, never had problem with it.

HOWEVER, my $15 rebate never came...buyer beware. Newegg avoided me when i called them about the rebate.
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#32
It seems the CPU is "fused" onto the mobo. I mean can i take it off the motherboard when i want to upgrade the cpu ?
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#33
Question, I have an extra 512 mb video card laying around. If I use it on this motherboard, would the CPU perform better than you guys are saying it will? I'm reading here that it skips etc during 1080P video playback. So will it not skip now that I would be using a non-integrated video card?
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#34
Does the 350 need a fan? I've seen some mobos with just a heatsink.
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#35
Thanks , just got this for a new NAS setup
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#36
Quote from minli View Post :
It seems the CPU is "fused" onto the mobo. I mean can i take it off the motherboard when i want to upgrade the cpu ?
It's socket FT1, which is EOL, meaning, there's nothing to upgrade to (well, besides a Zecate core).

http://pclinks.xtreemhost.com/cpu...#socketFT1
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#37
Quote from minli View Post :
It seems the CPU is "fused" onto the mobo. I mean can i take it off the motherboard when i want to upgrade the cpu ?
No. No CPU upgrade is possible.
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#38
Quote from DreamGiver View Post :
Question, I have an extra 512 mb video card laying around. If I use it on this motherboard, would the CPU perform better than you guys are saying it will? I'm reading here that it skips etc during 1080P video playback. So will it not skip now that I would be using a non-integrated video card?
The CPU is a 'netbook class' CPU. Upgrading the videocard won't yield much improvement since the CPU wont have enough power to feed it data. Most of the comments with bad playback are either related to netflix or using very high quality 1080p codecs. Netflix uses silverlight for playback which currently puts most of the workload on the CPU.
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#39
Oh man do I need a reason to buy this....

time to build a NAS?
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#40
Quote from sd444 View Post :
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.
Depends your looking out for deals. I got a celeron g540 (40 bucks) and a ecs micro atx mb for (20ar) so for me it was about the same.

I was giving non sale prices so it can be useful anytime.

Now this quadcore kabini maybe interesting if they can keep costs low
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#41
It does have a PCI-E x16 slot so you could put in a better GPU. I'm not sure about this as a day to day machine but I have an Atom 230 which is significantly slower than the e350 and it runs XBMC (Linux) really well. So if you have a HTPC, this would be a good option even for Windows with Media Center since you can put in a PCI-E tuner card.
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#42
Quote from OsirisDev View Post :
It does have a PCI-E x16 slot so you could put in a better GPU. I'm not sure about this as a day to day machine but I have an Atom 230 which is significantly slower than the e350 and it runs XBMC (Linux) really well. So if you have a HTPC, this would be a good option even for Windows with Media Center since you can put in a PCI-E tuner card.
The PCI-E slot is x16 (in length) but limited in performance to x4.
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#43
Have had this case for a year or two it has its pros and cons. Power supply is pretty loud for HTPC use since the speed is not varied whatsoever. Also there is a piece of plastic under the fan that covers 2/3 of the fan. I have used the case for an gigabyte e350 build and am currently using it with an i3 2100/asrock h67m-itx build but have replaced the PSU with a PicoPsu I purchased on ebay. Really wish w8togo supported apps so I could see how the netflix app works though.


Quote from BinaryDemon View Post :
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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#44
This is a hell of a deal for $60 AR. For $60 you get:

CPU
GPU
Mobo
8GB DDR3 RAM
USB3
Gigabit
6gb SATA

Damn, technology, you gettin' cheap!
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#45
despite having SATA3, does anyone know if this chipset also has issues with SSD where speed will be limited to SATA1 only?
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