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DOUGLAS P.

DOUGLAS P.

Joined on 09/28/11

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ASUS E35M1-I Fusion AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
ASUS E35M1-I Fusion AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo

Pros: -Stable -6 Sata 6Gbps Ports!!! -Passive Cooling (that actually keeps it cool!) -FreeBSD works installs & runs a hitch -Cheap -Gigabit Ethernet Running FreeBSD on it for 2.5 months, the only reboot was due to a momentary power loss at the house. Threw 8GB of Ram in it and it's handling torrenting, media streaming and ZFS with the CPU well bellow 50%. It currently sits in a 10 year old steel case with a few front & back plates removed (couldn't find them) and the CPU heatsink is usually cool to the touch (luke warm when under full load). So far the only fan in it is the one built into the power supply and I have no plans to add more. With the power LED disconnected, you pretty much have to stick your head up to the side of it to tell if it's even on!

Cons: No USB3 or dual ethernet. Also lacking e-sata, but will probably just toss a sata->esata bra bracket in.

Overall Review: Remember to disable IDE mode in the UEFI!

12/24/2011