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Pros: I took a gamble on a new AM1 chipset. This is a fast little chip. 25 watts is great. Paired with 4GB ram on a mini-ITX board, this chip runs my HTPC great.
Cons: No cons.
Other Thoughts: This chip and 4GB of G.Skill ram installed into the MSI AM1l mini-ITX mobo inside a Cooler Master case runs great. My C2D HTPC has officially been replaced! I also tested BF4 and Civ5 with a 750ti installed. 1080p, great FPS. Not a replacement for a core series gaming rig, but it is a great HTPC or daily driver.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a great mini-ITX case. The fans are quiet, and it looks sweet. Cable management was easy, it uses a full ATX PSU, and it will house a full sized, 2 slot graphics card. I was really surprised how happy this case made me. This case is housing a 25W AMD Kabini HTPC.
Cons: Not the size of a raspberry pi? For real though, no cons.
Other Thoughts: AMD Kabini 2.05Ghz
4Gb Gskill ram
MSI AM1l Mobo
Spare HDD and PSU and DVDRW
Surprisingly fast HTPC
This review is from: MSI AM1I AM1 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Cheap. Newegg was great as usual with fast shipping. Part of a combo deal with Pentium G3258. Looks cool.
Cons: This board will not overclock the Pentium G3258 even though it was sold as a combo deal and advertised on the MSI website as G3258 friendly. Bios updating was easy, but it will not overclock the G3258. MSI "tech" support could not remedy the problem and told me to wait and hope for a future bios update. Shame on you, MSI.
Other Thoughts: Shame on you MSI. Don't buy this to overclock the G3258. Buy the Asrock.READ FULL REVIEW