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MiniITX board + Sempron 140 - $49.98 after MIR!!!

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OK, this was one deal I had to order for myself before I posted it here  ;D

 

ZOTAC GF6100-E-E AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

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AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX

 

$59.98; $49.98 after MIR

 

Motherboard has 4 SATA slots and a single PCIe x1 slot.  Add a cheap PCIe x1 card (such as this) to bring it up to 6 SATA slots.

 

The Sempron 140 we all know and love, I don't think I need to comment on that.

 

I'm planning on using this combo as the basis for a small form factor 3-6 drive unRAID server.  I've got some friends interested in something cheap and small, so this should fit the bill.

 

Note: There may be an unRAID incompatibility issue with the mobo's northbridge/SATA controller, see below.

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OK, this was one deal I had to order for myself before I posted it here  ;D

 

ZOTAC GF6100-E-E AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

+

AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX

 

$59.98; $49.98 after MIR

 

Motherboard has 4 SATA slots and a single PCIe x1 slot.  Add a cheap PCIe x1 card (such as this) to bring it up to 6 SATA slots.

 

The Sempron 140 we all know and love, I don't think I need to comment on that.

 

I'm planning on using this combo as the basis for a small form factor 3-6 drive unRAID server.  I've got some friends interested in something cheap and small, so this should fit the bill.

 

Not bad at all for a small setup.  If i did not have other stuff on my plate i would grab one of these to mess around with.  I wish the board had HDMI on it... if it had i would grab it in a second for a HTPC type setup.

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Well, some of the Newegg reviews said that it doesn't work very well as an HTPC.  The GPU is not an ION.  It would probably work as an SD HTPC, but I wouldn't count on it as capable of playing HD (unless maybe you put in a beefy CPU).  Plus the only video output is VGA, no DVI or HDMI.

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Hmm, you are right.  I didn't think about that.  Guess I'll find out soon. :)

 

I feel this revelation warranted the addition of the note in the first post as well as the removal of two exclamation points from the thread title.

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