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Msi-e350ia-e45.33516753
7.0 out of 10

MSI E350IA-E45

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Reviews and Problems with MSI E350IA-E45

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Overall 2
2.0

Not working / MSI DOES NOT STAND BEHIND PRODUCT / Tegra Tech came through though (rating is for product, not vendor)

WTY "WTY", Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: Onboard spdif (coax & optical), along with sysfan header did not work. Went back and forth with MSI, as paperwork included with mobo from Tegra Tech indicated the 90 refurbish warranty was through MSI. After all the back and forth, it was determined to be a faulty mobo, and MSI stated it was covered for 90 days - FROM THE DATE IT LEFT THEIR WAREHOUSE!!! IN OTHER WORDS, THE 90 DAYS INCLUDED TIME SITTING @ TEGRA TECH.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

pantenor, Amazon
15 October 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Home file server yes, HTPC no.

Lee, Amazon
16 June 2012
  • Summary: This is a great board if you want it for a home file server. If you are looking for an HTPC board, look else where. The graphics just can't keep up. I have tried in Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, Windows 7 and 8. No dice, on any of them. I have tried every driver I can get my hands on, it just doesn't stack up! Now it is a DLNA file server to my PS3, which works great! I capture with my Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250, and play the videos through the PS3, or phone.
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Overall 10
10

nice htpc - bettern than atom - way better

Starcraft2WOOT, Amazon
25 July 2011
  • Summary: i bought this for the purpose running a HTPC/file server. it plays blu ray perfectly. i am able to play all flashed video without a problem. the only thing i cannot do is netflix since it uses silverlight. The system idles around 13 watts with a laptop hard drive, no DVD, and a pico psu. the system loads around 20 watts playing blu ray.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not suitable for HTPC

Camelfoe, Amazon
8 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this from Tiger Direct, but they wouldn't let me put a proper review on their site. So I'm putting it here. This board does not play HD video. Whenever the motion increases above a certain point, the video smears, and the framerate drops to unwatchable levels. Spend your money on something with a bit more power.
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Overall 10
10

Great board for those building a HTPC!

Slow-pC, Amazon
27 May 2011
  • Summary: I ordered up one of these boards to be the main piece of my HTPC and so far been very happy with its performance. I have it running 24 hours a day as my XBMC machine and server for my music and videos for all the other machines in the house. It does not run warm at all (added a 120mm fan to the ITX case I also purchased from amazon) and can play back 1080p mkv files and only use 11% cpu while doing it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what I expected

sqexpress, Amazon
23 May 2011
  • Summary: After doing some research on the AMD E-350 platform I ordered this board from MSI. It looks like the board has everything I need for my low-powered HTPC setup. I was disappointed. The performance was not even close to my 4-year-old PC with Athlon 64 X2 - this is more or less expected, and I don't need to much performance for a PC that will only be used to watch TV/videos and doing simple online surfing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent motherboard but very noisy

Patrick, Amazon
13 May 2011
  • Summary: I've been shopping for a mini-itx motherboard. I arrived at the e350 by MSI and so far I am very pleased. The mobo specs are truly feature rich. HDMI, 6GB SATA, USB 3.0, gigabit, 7.1 hd audio, DDR3 1066, and the prized jewel the AMD Fusion graphics onboard chip (Radeon HD 6310). This is one amazing chip simply because it will render full 1080p at a little less than 20watts! That's absolutely impressive!
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Overall 2
2.0

DoA

twm, Amazon
22 April 2011
  • Summary: Dead on arrival. None too useful. On the plus side, oh so itty and pretty and blue.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Performance vs Cost Ratio

JB, Amazon
19 April 2011
  • Summary: I just finished building a box with this motherboard / processor combo. The intended purpose of the unit was for Documentation and Browsing. Neither of the intended uses are very labor intensive, yet I walked away extremely impressed with this unit. The machine went from BIOS to Desktop in about 20 seconds running Windows XP and Vista with only 2 gigs of ram. I didn't have a chance to load Windows 7 on the system, but if anything... I can only see it loading even faster!
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