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    CPU onboard
    A68N-5000 Ver. 6.x


    On board AMD Fusion APU A4-5000 Quad-Core processor
    AMD Radeon HD8330 Graphics
    Supports USB 3.0
    Mini size (17*17cm ) for flexible use
    Supports BIO-Remote 2 Technology
    Supports Charger Booster Technology

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    Have anyone used this board or anything same as this in gaming?
    Not necessarily those graphic hungry games but for games like Dota 2 or LOL?
    With its size I could have myself a portable gaming console that I could bring to
    my grandmas house during the weekend LOL
     
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    I wouldn't bet on an embedded CPU for gaming, especially multiplayer games which need a lot of CPU strength. You can build an Intel i3-i7 in that same form factor so long as you have proper cooling accommodations and can add a nice GPU as well. Cases like the Cooler Master Elite 130 are reasonably sized as well and you can use a sealed water cooler like a Corsair H50 installed in the front.
     
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    Yes man, i think i want a build that i could easily carry from one place to another. And i've heard that these new kabinis runs at very low power consumption.
     
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    They are low power, but the performance is sacrificed to make them that way. The performance is likely less than a Core 2 Quad Q6600 from 2007.
     
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    well that q6600 isn't that bad after all since it just be intended for playing dota 2. talking about low power consumption gaming.
     
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    The problem with the A4 is the 1.5GHz clock speed and the lower GPU clock speed.

    If you want a small computer you can easily take from place to place, you'd be better off going with a AM1 build with an Athlon 5350 and an ASUS board. Yes, the processor is using the same core, but the GPU clock is higher, and you can overclock the processor with the ASUS board.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/ultra-sff-htpc-smallest-pc-ive-ever-built.203947/

    That is a very small build I just did with the 5350. It is possible to push the CPU to 2.5GHz+, but I just leave it at 2.1GHz at this point. I've only done light gaming on it, but it is capable of running basic games on low@720p.
     
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    Wow, that's an awesome build out there. But an ITX Asus costs $50 and an AM1 5350 is $65, a total of $125 while this Biostar combo is only $69.
    I guess if I would be going for an small build might as well go for something that doesn't cost to much.
    Gotta love that case you got out there. :)
     
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    Yeah, but it cheap because they crippled the performance of the APU.
     
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    Have you tried overclocking the 5350?
     
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    Yep, the ASUS board I used lets me up the multiplier from 20.5 to 21. Just playing around with the BCLK a little I was able to do 110, for a final clock speed of 2.31GHz.

    Afterwards though I just lowered it to 2.1GHz because for my needs 2.1GHz is more than enough as it is.
     
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    Found a good case and power supply for this. In Win BQ 660.
    Liked the idea that you could install this behind a monitor :clap:
     

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