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Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3
6.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3

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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed feelings about this board.

Bruce C "Bruce c", Amazon
12 December 2011
  • Summary: Buying this board depends on your intentions for it. Performance wise, its not to bad. My brother wanted an upgrade, and I do tech work. I wanted something affordable and the fact it had a dual core processor already installed made it worth trying. his uses where simply email and music/movies.
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Overall 6
6.0

board runs hot, watch out

Joseph L., Newegg
28 November 2011
  • Pros: Board fit my custom casing which was great. runs quiet.
  • Cons: This board runs at 60 degrees C and higher. After running tests on it,(maybe 2 hours of run time on the board) the board stopped responding and would not power back on. So I sent it back for repair. The techs at gigabyte said that the PCB and components were oxidized so they did not repair or ref...
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't buy for a HTPC

Michael J. Kozicki, Amazon
5 September 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this to build a Windows HTPC using Windows Media Center and it has a lot of problems running at 1080P and even at 720P it has problems. I get lag when doing Netflix and HULU and at times even TV playback has problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great board, runs excessively hot

Ryan M., Newegg
16 August 2011
  • Summary: Be wary of putting this inside a small enclosure, and make sure to provide adequate air flow to help keep it cool.
  • Pros: Small form factor, wide variety of BIOS options, perfect motherboard for an HTPC or MAME cabinet. Fan is quiet, haven't had any noise problems as other users have suggested.
  • Cons: Runs excessively hot. Idles at 71°C, I've seen it as hot as 78°C. As another user noted, the thermal paste between the heatsink and cpu/gpu is miniscule, had to be scraped off because it was cooked to the heatsink. Lowered temperature by 6°C. I have a pretty good feeling this thing won't last a y...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good HTPC but needed work

Christopher A., Newegg
13 May 2011
  • Summary: Temps went from 71C under primer 95 to 59C after removing the heatsink and taking off the plate connecting to the HSF, applying artic silver to it, rescrewing it on and then replacing the thermal pads they use with thermal paste (to get optimal heat transfer again) Idle temp went from 55C to 44C.
  • Pros: -Good over or under clocking options (fsb, volts, etc.) -Gets the job done for HTPC usage and surfing the net -Able to get CPU to 1700+mhz with no extra volts -Able to get GPU to 750mhz (from 500mhz) 3DMark 06 @ 1600mhz CPU and 610mhz GPU --2302 3DMark 06 @ 1733mhz CPU and 750mhz GPU --2495
  • Cons: -Very high temps ~71C under primer 95 for 10min @ stock volts and mhz -No literature on the CFM for the small fan (i'd want to replace it if possible) -Very little thermal pasted used between the backplate and the heatsink just as other users commented, the amount used was smaller than a pea resu...
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty snappy little system with a major flaw.

John C., Newegg
5 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an ATOM/ION system that I used to have a cheap, low power, always-on home system to use for VPN/RD/etc. I wanted something with a little more video punch and that I could use as a minimum-spec testbed. With no functioning video drivers, it's kind of useless for that.
  • Pros: Very decent performance for the money. It's quite responsive for something in this class. Very good construction. Easy to work with. Gigabyte does a wonderful jobe of labelling and color coding everything on the system. If you want an e-350 board, this is a really nicely built one.
  • Cons: Drivers won't install. Running the AMD and ATI driver installation fails to detect an ATI video chipset. I suppose there's probably some hack or workaround to do it or maybe it'll be fixed in the next release, or maybe it's a weird bug related to running an OS that's only an RC right now, but for...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Dimextr86, Yandex
4 June 2011
  • Excerpt: отличается от аналогичных решений тех же Asrock или Msi только более лучшим звуковым кодеком
  • Pros: лучшая производительность по сравнению с Atom-платформами
  • Cons: маленький надоедливый жужжащий вентилятор
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Dimextr86, Yandex
4 June 2011
  • Excerpt: отличается от аналогичных решений тех же Asrock или Msi только более лучшим звуковым кодеком Отчего цена выше на 1500р? Явный загон
  • Pros: лучшая производительность по сравнению с Atom-платформами
  • Cons: маленький надоедливый жужжащий вентилятор
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