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ASRock Unveils FM2A85X-ITX Motherboard

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. TheGuruStud

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    But I won't use intel :p

    I have a nice RAID card, but I F'd myself. I bought it with the intention of running tons of 2 TB drives...I ended up buying 3TBers and it's an enterprise card that wasn't updated (assholes), so no 3TB support.
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    That kinda depends on what you want to do with the data. For pure cheap storage it would work quite well.
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    Hence C2D era :)
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    I see what you did there...

    I could really under-volt/clock this x2 555, but I'm lazy :laugh:
    Of course, board power is still more than I'd like, but probably lower than I think.
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    Certainly the amount you'll save in power by using an FM2 system rather than an underclocked Athlon X2 won't pay for the cost of acquiring tge FM2 system.
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    Correct, but I've yet to build an APU system :ohwell: . It's not cost effective vs. a mATX/ATX solution, since those will be much more powerful and only slightly more expensive (with a lot more features).
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    I don't feel like a file server is the best application, seeing as the main strength is graphics within a tight power envelope, space envelope and budget. HTPC?
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    HTPC material indeed. For file servers i'd go with a decent board and the cheapest celeron or whatever intels lowest are called nowadays.
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    Not OC'ed

    I didn't OC'ed it. I was changing the boot order so I can install windows from USB. And ASRock didn't reply to my e-mails for about a month now. I don't think I'm getting my money back. I had a good history with ASRock until this problem arose.
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    When is the last time you used an ECS board?

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