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ECS KBN-I/2100 (V1.1) AMD E1-2100 Dual Core Processor AMD Kabini (SOC) Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo for $19.99 AR & More + Free Shipping @ Newegg.com

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SHELL SHOCKER DEAL: The sale prices on the items below are valid from 12:01 AM PT to 11:59 PM PT on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.
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This rebate started 5/10 so make sure you don't rebuy for the same address.
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In for one. May build it into a NAS for my security cameras. Thanks!
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Still have one from Black Friday... missing a powersupply and some RAM. Any free ?
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I'll tell you whats going to happen here. Every person that is going to buy this slow obsolete board is going to install Windows or whatever OS they want, try it out, see that the performance is shit, and then toss it into a bin somewhere and write off the cost. For christ sake this is a 1ghz cpu with tiny inefficient cores.

You are throwing your money away people.
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I'll tell you whats going to happen here. Every person that is going to buy this slow obsolete board is going to install Windows or whatever OS they want, try it out, see that the performance is shit, and then toss it into a bin somewhere and write off the cost. For christ sake this is a 1ghz cpu with tiny inefficient cores.

You are throwing your money away people.
Are you telling me I can't build a sick gaming rig with this combo???
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Quote from 5thElement View Post :
I'll tell you whats going to happen here. Every person that is going to buy this slow obsolete board is going to install Windows or whatever OS they want, try it out, see that the performance is shit, and then toss it into a bin somewhere and write off the cost. For christ sake this is a 1ghz cpu with tiny inefficient cores.

You are throwing your money away people.
Very true...It doesn't cost much more to build something x86 with a modern architecture.. and ITX case/PSU/accessory aren't necessarily cheap.

But for a CIFS/NFS only NAS, this is still an overkill if you don't require anything fancy like encryption, transcoding, database etc...
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does this play windows ?
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Off topic, has anyone been getting email about the shell shocker deals? I haven't had anyone sent to me and it's not in my spam folder
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I'm assuming yes but does anyone know if this would work fine to run some crypto mining software?
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Quote from 5thElement View Post :
I'll tell you whats going to happen here. Every person that is going to buy this slow obsolete board is going to install Windows or whatever OS they want, try it out, see that the performance is shit, and then toss it into a bin somewhere and write off the cost. For christ sake this is a 1ghz cpu with tiny inefficient cores.
The board was designed and presumably is sold to a set of users who are either:
1. Building for special applications, usually non-windows based.
2. Building their first system to a price and focusing on the primary retail market (vs. secondary)

Ultimately, both Intel and AMD's design decisions around Atom and Kabini have won the war about what is a minimum PC. Kabini isn't broken, but as long as Pentium G CPUs alone cost more that AMD's CPU/motherboard with integrated video there's going to be a market for this kind of product. Millions of PS4 users can't be wrong...?

In the meantime, users experienced with older platforms have little reason to look longingly at these novel but ultimately unmoving new entrants. I personally phased out all my P4-based systems only last year, and still operate a number of Core-based systems which so far show no signs of demanding replacement (all, of course, alongside systems including the latest Skylake i7).

Overall, Kabini is an interesting waypoint towards a future where platforms manage power as efficiently as performance. However, I agree with your basic sentiment as this early variant gets far more distribution than its significant limitations should justify.

Good luck!

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I'm assuming yes but does anyone know if this would work fine to run some crypto mining software?
It could, but the CPU won't have a hash rate that's anywhere near profitable.
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It could, but the CPU won't have a hash rate that's anywhere near profitable.
Any recommendations on a budget cpu to run a few cards? thanks for the reply
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This rebate started 5/10 so make sure you don't rebuy for the same address.
they're trying to unload product. I read reviews and it barely runs Windows 7 with aero on. The pcie slot also seems to be only x1 electrically.(x16 mechanically)
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Instant eWasteâ„¢ It's a miracle! Call me when they are better than free or come bundled with 2+GB of DRAM.

I really REALLY like this concept of mini, low powered computers on a single board. We can thank the raspberry pi for that. Kabini based systems are missing out on an opportunity to compete in this space, but thus far they are a total miss:

They need a full ATX power supply. These boards should be able to be powered from a 24w 12V wall wart. As a concequence, that almost forces you into an full Mini ITX case. At that point, the economy has totally vanished and you've got a relatively large computer compared to things like the compute stick, raspberry pi, and similar.

The ECS VIVA is a better concept. Too bad they are so expensive.
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