Overall and Final Verdict

I can’t exactly say that the A68N-5000 is especially impressive in its features, performance, or even styling but that is okay. Sometimes you just need something basic to get the job done and in that way this board fits the bill perfectly. With the integrated APU, you really just need a small power supply, at least one stick of RAM, and a hard drive to get going. With that, you can browse the internets, watch HD content both from your own network or stream from the various services, and in some cases you could even use this as a small home server to play with. Really, my only complaint was the board having just two SATA ports. That is enough to do most things, but with a few more SATA ports this would be a perfect NAS motherboard. The biggest selling point for the A68N-5000 in my opinion is its price point. At under $70 for the board, you could most likely patch together a basic PC for a little over $100 if you stay frugal when shopping for a PSU/Case/HDD.


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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35894 21 Nov 2014 17:28
Before we hit the weekend I take a look at a budget Mini-ITX board from Biostar that has a build in AMD APU. If you are looking to put together a basic PC, HTPC, or a small home server you might want to take a look!

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