I was looking into building another no moving part PC for audio use, and came across this cheap board on Newegg. It has a 17w Sandy Bridge Celeron 847 (1.1ghz dual core, HD2000 graphics) soldered on. Has anyone looked into this board before?
- CPU should benchmark faster than AMD E350 or Intel Atom
- Looks like only 25w draw under load, but the poster @ Newegg didn't specify the rest of the components
- PCIe x16 slot (x8 electrical)
- CPU fan is supposedly loud, but it looks easy to replace
- SPDIF is on a +5v header, needs an extra dongle to be useful
Manufacturer's site:http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb ... _ID=617#ov
Newegg link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813138368
I have one on order and will post my thoughts once I receive it. I'm hoping that the mounting bracket for the included HSF matches a northbridge so that I can install Xigmatek's 80mm tower cooler on it. I already have a PicoPSU, 8G DDR3, and old 64G SSD handy.