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ASRock Unveils FM2A85X-ITX Motherboard

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#26
Seems like the best value bet would be a lame old C2D era MATX board with an undervolted chip and some PCI sata cards.
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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Seems like the best value bet would be a lame old C2D era MATX board with an undervolted chip and some PCI sata cards.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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).
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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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?
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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#34
Not OC'ed

Its not ASRocks fault if you were OCing a CPU on a media style board that is suppose to be used at stock settings.
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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At least they're not ECS :roll:

Their mid and high end boards are fine. Z77/970 extreme 4 and 990fx pro builds I have done are running great, even when OCed.

They've actually become my go to board for anything in that sector b/c they're built well and are much cheaper than competitors. Microcenter also has great deals/combos on them :cool:
When is the last time you used an ECS board?