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ASRock Beebox N3150/B 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 4K support and up to 3 monitors. There are very few that support 4k and are quite.
Don't skimp on the memory, go at least with dual channel kit for best performance.

Cons: No Analog RGB
I've just helped a friend setup on but got in trouble with using included CD for drivers. He should have downloaded the latest. He is very happy with it.
Intel HD is very lack luster GPU performance but enough for streaming video.

Other Thoughts: I've installed 2x8GB G.Skill DDR3L and a 500GB Seagate SSHD with Win 10 64-bit Pro.
It runs really well. Next time I'll build one of these go with an mSATA and leave the regular SATA free for HD upgrades.

CORSAIR CX-M series CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It is black and has plenty of SATA power connectors

I've read the reviews and decided to try out the PSU before cutting out the UPC bar code. Glad I did, b/c is was DOA.

Cons: This 500W PSU was replacing a working 380W PSU powering a 2.4GHz Core Duo, three HD and two DVD drives. Just in case I tried a third PSU and it worked too.

Well, like so many others this one was dead on arrival.

Other Thoughts: When I hit the back rocker switch to power on the PSU the fans twitch. There is power on 5v Standby but the unit won't turn on with the front panel pushbutton.

I put the old PSU back in and I've discovered my 3rd HD is dead. The 3rd drive was a 200GB WD PATA and the stepper motor driver IC has a hole in it. Seems little coincidental that that HD decides to die at this time.

GIGABYTE GB-BXBT-1900 (rev. 1.0) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice little box. I had F6 BIOS version with no problems installing Win10 from USB. I used a 500GB 5400RPM SSHD from Seagate and 8GB memory stick. It cold boots in about 20-25sec.

I can stream smoothly Netflix from either Wifi or Gigabit ethernet port without dropping any frames or audio glitching.

BlueTooth is only 4.0 but it worked without any problems.
During install Win10 had enough smarts to connect via WiFi to my network and pull all of the drivers.
Audio worked fine via 3.5mm headphone jack or through the HDMI port.

Cons: It would be really, really nice if it had an eSATA port and two
more USB ports.

Max supported graphics resolution is little poor.

Other Thoughts: From my research on the Web; Win10 runs better than Win7/8 on these type of boxes. I was little worried when I saw it was quad core Celerion but it runs continuously at 2.4GHz.

After couple of boots for the SSHD to adapt it works well.

By all means, buy max support memory (8GB) on this box.

I'm pleased with the purchase.


Michael L.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael L.

Date Joined: 10/14/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/20/13
  • Last Review: 04/04/16
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