ASRock N3700-ITX M-ITX Intel N3700 Braswell 2DDR3 Motherboard £50.69 @ Amazon
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ASRock N3700-ITX M-ITX Intel N3700 Braswell 2DDR3 Motherboard £50.69 @ Amazon

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Found 27th Apr 2016
RRP: £98.32

NOW: £50.69

Great performance and value for money.

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It's a pretty gutless CPU...

That said, it's 25% faster than the one in my old HP Microserver and far cooler. Trouble is a microITX motherboard wouldn't fit easilly....

With the newish integrated graphics I'd guess it will handle HD video without a problem, so good for a media PC

Hot from me. Perhaps a little niche, but great value for a low power consumption file server or passive-cooled silent media PC. Just don't ask it to do any transcoding..

hot.. wont need much to get it going and decent connectivity options.
for anyone who needs more computing power I hope most wont be under any illusions.
however for the basics.. this should be great.. especially for how much those intel compute sticks cost, this isnt far off.

Phew looks like its gone back up to £90 that's saved me from another impulse purchase.

An Asus AM1I MOBO and one of the AMD CPUs like the 5350 will be around thus price and is a little more powerful. Sadly micro ATX size instead of mini ITX, but still worth considering for a cheap SSF build.

thekanester

An Asus AM1I MOBO and one of the AMD CPUs like the 5350 will be around … An Asus AM1I MOBO and one of the AMD CPUs like the 5350 will be around thus price and is a little more powerful. Sadly micro ATX size instead of mini ITX, but still worth considering for a cheap SSF build.



It'll run much hotter, which is something you'll have to take into account. You won't be passively cooling any current AMD desktop class chips.

ollie87

It'll run much hotter, which is something you'll have to take into … It'll run much hotter, which is something you'll have to take into account. You won't be passively cooling any current AMD desktop class chips.



That is correct. Thanks for pointing that out. Hadn't considered that might have been a deal-breaker for some.

thekanester

That is correct. Thanks for pointing that out. Hadn't considered that … That is correct. Thanks for pointing that out. Hadn't considered that might have been a deal-breaker for some.



Think twice, post once.

I cant believe I missed this deal, I was only online yesterday looking for one of these. Dammit!

I have one of these and also the N3150 version - they are great for Kodi use BUT they have crippled USB 3.0 ports!

Four of the ports are conrtolled by an ASMedia ASM1074 usb hub and it is broken - if a UASP usb device is connected it keeps resetting every ~30 seconds or so. The remaining two ports are also broken and Intel had to issue a special usb driver to cope with a design issue.

If you want to deal with constant USB 3.0 disconnects then OK you have been warned. The new J3710 and J3160 boards still use the same crippled ASMedia ASM1074 chip - don't know if Intel have solved the other USB3.0 issue on these new revisions.

All very disappointing for an otherwise good silent HTPC solution.

grumpyone

I have one of these and also the N3150 version - they are great for Kodi … I have one of these and also the N3150 version - they are great for Kodi use BUT they have crippled USB 3.0 ports!Four of the ports are conrtolled by an ASMedia ASM1074 usb hub and it is broken - if a UASP usb device is connected it keeps resetting every ~30 seconds or so. The remaining two ports are also broken and Intel had to issue a special usb driver to cope with a design issue.If you want to deal with constant USB 3.0 disconnects then OK you have been warned. The new J3710 and J3160 boards still use the same crippled ASMedia ASM1074 chip - don't know if Intel have solved the other USB3.0 issue on these new revisions.All very disappointing for an otherwise good silent HTPC solution.



I will probably go with the gigabit one then

Think twice, post once.



Yeah, I should consider every single user perspective in the world. I already conceded your point was valid so quit being a c0ck.
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