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ASUS P1-AH2 AMD Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 2 x 240Pin GeForce 6150 Black Barebone

  • AMD Althon 64/FX/X2 up to 4600+ GHz
  • GeForce 6150
  • 2 x 240Pin DDR2 800/667
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General

Brand
ASUS
Model
P1-AH2
Color
Black

CPU Supported

CPU Type
AMD Althon 64/FX/X2 up to 4600+ GHz
CPU Socket
AMD Socket AM2
FSB
1000MHz HyperTransport

Chipset

North Bridge
NVIDIA GeForce 6150

Memory Supported

Memory slot
2 x 240Pin
Memory Type Supported
DDR2 800/667
Max Memory Supported
2GB
Dual Channel Memory Supported
Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI
2

Storage

IDE ATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
Serial ATA
2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s

Graphics

Onboard Video
GeForce 6150

Audio

Onboard Audio
Azalia ALC86-DTS
Channel
6 Channel

Communications

Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Extension Bays

3.5" Internal Bays
1
5.25" External Bays
1

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2
Front IEEE 1394
2
Front Audio Ports
2 jacks
Front S/PDIF Out
Yes
Card Reader
3 in 1

Back Panel Ports

PS/2
2
COM
1
LPT
1
VGA
1 x DVI & 1 x D-sub
TV-Out
S-Video + RCA
Rear USB
2
Rear Audio Ports
3 jacks

Power Supply

Power Supply
250W (PFC)

Packaging

Packaging
P1-AH2
Driver Disk
User Manual
Software Disk
Power Cord
SATA Cable
Power Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jeremy T.
  • 7/7/2008 10:40:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice little kit

Pros: A nice, solid machine with a slim form factor and sleek looks. Capable of supporting Athlon X2 5400+ (at least) despite what the documentation claims. Mini jack, S/PDIF, gigabit ethernet, S-Video, DVI, VGA, firewire, card reader all on board - there are very few small form factor bare bones with all of these integrated. Fairly quiet during normal operation. The case is straightforward to work with. No problems whatsoever after a month of operation.

Cons: There's nothing really "wrong" with the Pundit, but it does have several limitations (mainly due to form factor). Some full-height PCI cards will not fit without modification. Lying flat, the left side of the case ("bottom" if oriented vertically) is bare, grey metal instead of painted black. The CPU fan can be a little loud under high load (HD playback, compiling kernel, etc). Only one hard drive bay (unless you're willing to sacrifice the optical drive). 2 GB RAM limit.

For some reason, the S/PDIF jack is in the front of the case instead of the back, which requires the front "door" to be open - or removed - when using optical audio. I have no idea why they placed this here.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a full-sized box as my MythTV system. I have 2 PCI tuners, so I needed a system with onboard S-Video, DVI, gigabit ethernet, and S/PDIF audio. This little box is the only one I could find on newegg that met all of these requirements.

To echo other reviewers, some PCI cards WILL NOT fit in the case. The lower PCI slot will accept larger cards, but the PCB cannot exceed the height of the metal mounting bracket by more than a few mm. I had to shave off several mm of my hauppauge tuner card to get it to fit. The top slot will only accept ~3/4 height cards.

The LEDs are blinding, especially at night. I covered mine with electrical tape, and they're still visible - sharpie or black nail polish might be even better.

The hardware all functions under Linux - if building your own kernel, you'll need CONFIG_SATA_NV (SATA), CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX (IDE), CONFIG_FORCEDETH (ethernet), and CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL (sound).

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  • David M.
  • 6/1/2008 5:20:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs**Answer to some people who are puzzled!

Pros: Small, simple setup, and perfect for a media center

Cons: Can't seem to get the right sound driver?

Other Thoughts: ******People have been posting problems that the fan would go to 100% and led's would come on but nothing else... I had the same problem, puzzled. SWITCH THE VOLTAGE SWITCH!!! lol It comes out of box at 230... That's not US :)

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  • Douglas M.
  • 5/8/2008 9:29:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe Customer Loves It

Pros: * Compact, efficient use of space
* PSU and MB are nicely integrated into chassis
* Numerous features on MB eliminate need for expansion cards

Cons: * Retention clips for front bezel are of very thin/delicate plastic & are easily broken (particularly the clips on the RH side.
* Given the nature of the case (you aren't going to have your fingers in it every day), the drive cage should have been attached via spring clips or friction or even a hinge.

Other Thoughts: The customer loves the size & form of the chassis. The customer hasn't had it long enough to appreciate the rest of the features, yet -- but that will be soon to come.

It's a nice kit for this price.

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  • Mark W.
  • 4/26/2008 1:52:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTrials and Tribulations

Pros: It's small. It's well built. It's the perfect form factor for a HTPC.

Cons: Paired it with an AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Brisbane 2.1GHz. CPU could not be ID'ed by the motherboard. System refused to post at first. No lights, fans running full blast. Was going to RMA it until I tried to clear the bios settings using the jumpers following the instructions listed in the detailed manual (available online or on the Pundit driver disk). That did the trick though the bios still reported a checksum error. Bios still shows "unknown AMD processor" though even though it is the latest version - 4.04.

I got rid of the stock fan that comes with the case. It was NOISY and refused to come under motherboard fan speed control. I unscrewed the shroud and used the stock CPU fan that came with my processor instead. MUCH quieter.

Installed Windows Vista Home Premium. Lots of hiccups. Get the realtek audio drivers from the net. Those on the disk won't run. Get the latest NVIDIA nforce drivers from the NVIDIA website for the graphics etc

Other Thoughts: You might want to look into getting special SATA cables (the L shaped kinds) if you are going to install an SATA optical drive. Mine barely squeezed in there.

I taped on a heatsink for the southbridge for my own piece of mind.

Glued on a 40mm fan on the northbridge heat sink.

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  • Jeff O.
  • 4/18/2008 12:57:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Tiny Computer. About Half as tall and half as thick as your "ordinary" computer.

Cons: 2 gb Ram Max.

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  • Gary C.
  • 4/11/2008 8:17:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice little machine with one little issue

Pros: Have this setup with a Seagate 500gb sata, AM2 4200+ and 2GB of PNY. Quick little machine.

Cons: Does not work with G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400). Needed to use round cables for ide connect to dvd for better cooling.

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  • Stephen S.
  • 3/28/2008 9:03:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible ASUS customer service

Pros: Quiet, compact

Cons: Power Supply blew after 40 days, as of today ASUS has had the defective unit for a month, I've been on escalation for over a week, they have not contacted me and they can't find a replacement supply.
Dude from now on I'm buying Dell.

Other Thoughts: Stay Away

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  • Ryan Z.
  • 3/27/2008 9:08:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent media center PC

Pros: Very easy to assemble. My first build in almost 5 years. I plugged in my other choice components and was loading Windows within 30 minutes of removing it from the box. When used with quality components, it is very stable. I left it on for a week straight, downloading at night, watching movies/TV shows during the day. No hangs, BSDs, or other issues.

Cons: None. Buy one already!

Other Thoughts: It is cheap!! Purchased with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition, Crucial Ballistic 2GB PC2 6400, WD SE16 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s HD, and Sony DVD-ROM drive... all under $400, shipped. Look for the Newegg combo deals when buying your components to save even more.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2008 5:28:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCozy

Pros: Very nice small and compact case. I'm installing Mythbuntu 7.10 on it right now.

Cons: Full height PCI card didn't fit (Hauppauge PC150), so I had to shave it down..Risky I know.. it was only off by ~1mm. Case is hard to get off and on, but I don't expect to be doing that much now that it is set up.

Other Thoughts: If you are in the US, make sure to switch the voltage on the back to 115v instead of the 230v. I spent a while scratching my head as to why the power supply fan was running but not the processor fan. Switched it to 115v and everything starting working.

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  • Dustin S.
  • 3/18/2008 9:25:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Office Setup

Pros: Great office desktop setup. Purchased 5 at a time and each batch has worked without a problem. Great size form very solid build.

Cons: PCI is a little tight but accept most any card. May have trouble with some TV cards.

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