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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great low-power quad core APU. I installed on MSI AM-1 motherboard, works perfect. In your BIOS set minimum temp. fan speed at the lowest available and choose 12.5% and the stock CPU fan will run at 750-800 RPM's and be very quiet and keep things cool. Otherwise, the default on most boards is 100% CPU fan speed - so do your homework and the fan will be quiet and the processor cool.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Makes for a great Mini ITX build for small and quiet yet capable desktop or HTPC system.

MSI AM1I AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Mini ITX Board 05/19/2016

This review is from: MSI AM1I AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: With an AMD Athlon 5350 (Kabini) and some nice BIOS features and software this is a great Mini ITX mboard. In Performance Test scores the same as my Phenom 9150e Quad core with a Radeon HD 6670 using 1/3 of the power. Set processor fan speed to 0% or 12.5% in BIOS (under "Hardware Monitor" and the CPU fan runs at 750-800 RPM's - quiet and cool. Hybrid Sleep works great with Windows 10. Makes a great small footprint quiet low-power desktop or HTPC.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Used the Apex MI-008 case w/power supply with this and works perfect.

StarTech MPEX300WN2X2 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n Mini PCI Express Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Installed and worked right away, drivers on mini-CD disc recognized by Windows 10 - I just didn't realize I needed an antenna for my mini-ITX build.

Cons: This wireless adapter needs a U.FL or IPEX antenna (like in a laptop, the black and white wires with circular snap-on connectors). For a mini-ITX motherboard with a Mini PCI Express slot - you will need to buy an antenna - this DOES NOT have a built in antenna. I had this working and 4 feet from my wireless router and it could not pick it up or the other 12 wireless points of neighbors. It needs an antenna. Laptops have antennas built in to the system, usually run up either side of the LCD screen. ITX boards don't come with the antenna this needs. I suppose a loop of scavenged U.FL wires from an old laptop would make it work fine - but it won't work out of the box on an ITX motherboard setup. I confirmed this with StarTech tech. support, whom I got a hold of on the phone quickly and were very helpful - just an FYI about the antenna needs in ITX.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure it would work great in a laptop with built in U.FL antennae.


Eric W.'s Profile

Display Name: Eric W.

Date Joined: 07/20/06

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 05/07/16
  • Last Review: 05/19/16
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