- AMD A85X (Hudson D4)
- APU (FM2 Socket)
- DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133(OC)
Best ITX board for the $ 05/17/2013
Lots and lots of usb, usb 3.0, sata III ports.
high effeciency, low temps
Good OC'ing abilities
Size, features, quality, the best sub $100 itx you can buy. Coming from an foxconn ahd1S-K, theres no comparison. The foxconn board was weaksauce.
Only one pci-e (itx, so tis all good) Wish i could have my 6750 xtx DD in that slot, but i need it for a port multiplier esata, which brings me to the next con.
Onboard esata, is not PM compatible. A SATA III pm capable esata would make this near perfect for me.
Kind of cramped board space, especially with lots of sata drives.
I run this board with an a10 5800k oc'd to 894mhz gpu, and 4.2ghz/4.4ghz turbo. Two F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL running at 1866mhz dual channel, no overclocks on the ram yet. With an externally mounted corsair h60 i get max 45C full load. Case temps are about that as well.
Going to check watt consumption and then see if i can push it a bit more while staying well under the m4 atx's 160w ps (16v 10a meanwelll smps). The power supply itself is rated for 260w.
Also, when i had an a6 5600k in there with a stock cooler, using a dc mx atx supply, my kill a watt never went over 100w at full load. Have a 18ah 12v sla and 16v 10a supply ideal dioded ($20 board rated to 2x 30v 10a in, 20a out) to the m4 dc input. Power goes off, sla kicks in instantly, and the m4 gracefully shuts down when the voltage drops to 10.7v. Superb diy ups setup.
Have yet to test power consumption under the current setup, but i'd wager its less that 150w at the ac plug. Very efficient board/apu setup.
Hopefully i can run my 6750 xfx dd in the matx case i have, just need to wire up my 24v 7.2a linear supply first, and switch over to a 24v battery bank system. Or parallel the ideal diode input switches, idk yet.
Buy this board, its the perfect powerhouse htpc, or mini gaming rig with a decent card, adequate ps, and a cheap closed loop watercooler for your fm2, so you can overclock your apu a few hundred mhz/ghz ;) and get temps that dont rise above 50c under full load.
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