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ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Buy this from Memory Express 02/24/2014

This review is from: ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo

Pros: I love these boards and buy lots of them but they are cheaper from Memory Express and the shipping is lower, also. New Egg's Iron Egg guarantee is broken. They will ask you a question via email, despite all info being in the Iron Egg price match request, and then bounce every email you send them stating various arbitrary reasons.

Cons: I don't believe New Egg is dishonest and I'm not going to sue them over 7 bucks but they need to remove the Iron Egg nonsense because trying to use it is a mistreatment of their customer base.

Other Thoughts: If there was no Iron Egg price guarantee, I would still be a customer. They are only five bucks higher than Memory Express on product and two dollars on shipping but they made a guarantee so they need to stand behind the guarantee or they look completely dishonest to people like me.

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EVGA 100-W1-0430-KR 430W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC 3 Year Warranty Power Supply Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Solid PSU with no LEDs or gimicks. I purchased two of these units and both have been stable on a touchy ASUS motherboards. This is the first I've been able to turn on surge detection on these motherboards and I've tested with several other PSUs so I believe these PSUs are a cut above, in terms of power stability.

Cons: Only 2 SATA connectors on a 430 Watt PSU is silly. I would have passed on this PSU, had I known. There are only 2 - 4 pin molex connectors, also.

If you have more than two drives, this is not the PSU for you.

The 20+4 pin connector is not the best design. You can fiddle with it and get it to work so that's good enough but other vendors have a better connector.

Other Thoughts: No flashing LEDs, modular cables, and minimal drive connectors.

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ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Perfect high-end HTPC or low end server board 01/31/2014

This review is from: ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo

Pros: This is an expensive board but has optical out and great onboard video for HTPC use. It's overkill for most home theater systems, however. I have two of these MBs as HTPC front-ends and one Foxconn AT-5570 fanless systems. The little Foxconn performs about the same, for HTPC but is missing optical out (only has coax digital out).

It's also a great, low power, SOHO, server board. I have two for this purpose, also.

I did not install the supplied CPU fan on any of my boards. I don't work the CPUs hard, to say the least, but temperatures have been excellent. I just plug the rear case fan into the CPU fan header on the motherboard and let CnQ do the rest.

Cons: It maxes out at 8GB of RAM, limiting performance as a file server. This limit comes from the ASUS BIOS.

Also, it's too expensive.

Other Thoughts: This board is available at a lower price from another vendor so that is where I purchased my last board.

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Display Name: Thomas B.

Date Joined: 02/08/09

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 06/04/10
  • Last Review: 02/24/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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