Reviews and Problems with Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini E350
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Great Little HTPC Motherboard
Steven E. Hollingworth "TooCoolGuy", Amazon
22 June 2011
Summary: I bought this for a HTPC after doing a ton of research. I decided on this one because of the combination of features, performance, low power draw (~18w) and Sapphire's reputation. The E350 is supposed to be a step up from the current (as of 6/2011) line of Intel Atom processors while drawing only 18w. I include the date because "better or best" is always a fast moving target.
Summary: My girlfriend's just over 1 year old laptop motherboard died. I needed a new pc and decided to reuse her laptop parts. The AMD APU has excellent graphics performance and good enough processing power. Also after I made my purchase they changed the specs from 4 gigs of ram max to 8 gigs (the label in the instructions say 4 gigs per dimm). Key things to note is that there are no IDE slots. The board comes with 2 SATA 3 (6gps) cables.