ASUS P1 AH2
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ASUS P1-AH2 Barebones
Specs: CPU Type AMD Athlon 64/FX/X2 up to 4600+ GHz CPU Socket AMD Socket AM2 FSB 1000MHz HyperTransport North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Memory slot 2 x 240Pin Memory Type Supported DDR2 667/800 Max Memory Supported 2GB Dual Channel Memory Supported YesPCI Express None PCI 2 IDE ATA 1 x ATA 133 Serial ATA 2 x SATAII 300 Onboard Video GeForce 6150 Onboard Audio Azalia ALC86-DTS Channel 6-CH Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 3.5" Internal bays 1 5.25" External bays 1 Front USB 2 Front IEEE 1394 2 Front S/PDIF Out Yes Front Audio Ports 2 jacks Card Reader 3 in 1 PS/2 2 COM 1 LPT 1 VGA 1 x DVI 1 x D-sub TV-Out S-Video + RCA Rear USB 2 Rear Audio Ports 3 jacks Power Supply Power Supply 250W (PFC)
With bios version 0404 you can install AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPUs up to 6000+, the specs above were prior to this bios release. Very sturdy well built pc with a small footprint. I currently do not have a capture card in mine, but have read reviews stating that a capture card will fit but the install will be tight. I am currently running a Sempron 3000+ with 1GB ram and as a hybrid this machine works beautifully. Quick install DVD works fine with no video card related issues due to the nvidia 6150. Also am using spdif optical out with no issues. The only negative for this machine is that the spdif out is on the FRONT of the machine. So if you're using this out in the open you'll have to deal with looking at a cable coming out of the front if you use the optical out. Since I'm not doing any video capture, I can't comment much on performance, but running UI2 with overlay and playing .avi movies the machine doesn't even break a sweat. With the Sempron 3000+ I cannot play 1080p but can play 720p with no problems.
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