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Pros: * Low TDP makes it ideal for HTPC
* Low Low Must-Sell Price!
* 8000-series graphics
Cons: * !!NOISY!! cooling fan
* Weak as a CPU
* "Locked" overclocking capabilities
Other Thoughts: "Almost" perfect because the CPU cooler is so loud. I am now shopping for a quieter CPU cooler which will effectively offset the low price of this APU. Makes me pity those who bought >$100 APU's only to find themselves shopping for the same.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: * See review title
* low profile should work with lots of cramped HTPC case interiors and huge CPU coolers which impinge on RAM space
Cons: * cost per GB; competing RAM is cheaper
Other Thoughts: I chose this one because (1) I have an Asus F2A85-M PRO which is supposedly really picky about which RAM will work with it and (2) because I have an AMD APU A4-6300 for which I wanted (virtually) guaranteed RAM compatibility. It seems I made the right choice as this RAM has worked flawlessly so far.READ FULL REVIEW
Sooooo many A/V ports
Cons: SATA port orientation
Did not come with Asus quick connector for case power button-to-motherboard wiring
Only 7000-series AMD graphics
Other Thoughts: 6 of the 7 SATA ports are oriented perpendicularly to the mobo which conflicted with one of the non-removable HDD cages built into my case.
Take note of the SATA ports on this mobo, what they will be adjacent to on your case- if you already have your case- and if there will be any conflict.
Also consider buying the Asus quick connector facilitate wiring the mobo to your case power button.
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