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AOpen XC Cube EZ482

AOpen XC Cube EZ482
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12 reviews

Sep, 2014

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AOpen XC Cube EZ482 - SFF Barebone

 

The small form factor PC market is really hotting up. So how does AOpen's latest XC Cube measure up to the competition?

The motherboard is feature laden with four SATA connectors, two IDE connectors, a mini FDD connector with a suitable cable, two memory slots, a PCI and an x16 PCI Express slot. Around the back are two PS/2 ports, a serial, a parallel port, a D-SUB...

Consumer review by:

So-so

 

This is an ok barebone. I would recommend it for your grandma or accountant. I would not recommend it if you like to tinker with your hardware a lot. I currently run it without the cover and a large fan blowing over the hard drive.

Stable, pretty, good I/O ports on the back. Power supply is adequate for X2 processor, two hard drives, dvd burner, and a x700 video card

Poor cooling - Hard drive hits 50C. Unable to access the temp sensors from inside windows ; Annoying to tinker with - have to remove tall PCI/PCIE cards to access hard drives ; Bios are limited (few RAM timing settings) ; Linux install is tricky

Consumer review by:

One more thing to mention

 

One more thing I wanted to mention was with the optical drive. I had to readjust it because it wasn't up far enough to hit the button. I used the AOpen DVD +/- RW drive (black of course) in it. In the tray itself, I've got about half the bezel just...

Everything. This is a follow up for my other review since there was a bit I neglected to mention

None

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A Good Machine

 

I cautiously purchased a refurbished EZ482 and have been very happy with my purchase. I have had no problems. I'm playing all the demanding games using my X2 3800 AMD CPU, and 6800GS Video card. I recommend this SFF whole-heartedly!

A beautiful, quiet case with excellent performance

Finger Prints Everywhere! But microfiber cloth is included to take care of them

Consumer review by:

Great System

 

Small Quiet Cool running. Great price. Fairly easy installation for the small amount of space

Bought two of these both have insuffficeint power running to the pci express slot so get a card that plugs into the powersupply

Consumer review by:

Not bad

 

Great for my daughter and wife. I am a gamer and have a full sized system

Not bad, SFF, 64b support, ob vid/sound, and does what you expect it to do

DL the latest drivers or else. Vid is not for gamming, and I agree that the drive button is a pain

Consumer review by:

AOpen XC CUBE EZ482 AMD Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron AMD Socket 939 ATI RS482 ATI Radeon Xpress 300 Barebone

 

This machine in my opinion is a little on the pricey side for the quality of components that you get. You could easily get better video for the same price i think. And yes, when they ship it to you the power setting is at 220, not 115 so you will have...

Quiet, small - doesnt take up too much space, onboard components, well designed and looks cool

The video isnt all that great if you ask me. Im not a gamer or anything, it just seems a little choppy at times when im scrolling. Also my front audio and reset buttons didnt work when i got mine, so i returned it

Consumer review by:

Excellent

 

I thought there might be a power problem with only a 275W unit and all my stuff, but there is none at all. Athlon 64 3200 Radeon X800 2x512 Crucial Audigy 2 2x250gb Sata 16x DVD RW As usual NewEgg is the best. I don't buy from anywhere else anymore.

Good onboard Video/audio. I checked them out before I installed my stuff. Front and back Audio/USB/Firewire ; Very Quiet. No heat issues

No floppy with SATA drivers for driver install during Windows install

Consumer review by:

The Best Around

 

Get it. its easy to work on and easy to upgrade. Great deal. 240 @ time of writing.

This is an amazing machine. It runs better than my other computer ; Specs ; XC Cube ; 3700 San Diego ; 2GB Corsair XMS 2-3-3-6 ; PNY Radeon x800 ; 320GB SATA Hard Drive

Absolutly none. Very satisfied. Better than I expected

Consumer review by:

The heat is not problem

 

I always worried about the heat generated by AMD CPUs, so I am very picky to the cooling function of a system. I install AMD Athlon 64 FX53 CPU to this barebone, and 2 512 RAM, a 7200rpm HD, a 6600 display card, and a TV tuner card. I am always worried...

Product Specifications

The XC Cube EZ482, which has a 939-pin socket and supports AMD Athlon 64 CPUs, is the first K8 XC Cube which can run the 64-bit Windows XP operating system. The XC Cube EZ482 supports AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor to ensure higher performance. Take multi-tasking to a whole new era with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor! The EZ482 provides an YPbPr and S-Video connector and is built with a High Definition AC97 7.1 audio interface so that it can be connected to high-end home entertainment products such as HDTV and cinematic sound systems. Because the system offers both coaxial and optical S/PDIF outputs, the EZ482 can be connected to all digital audio amplifiers. Additionally the system is equipped with 1 optical S/PDIF input. In addition to the strong audio/video performance, the EZ482 is built with a unique and proprietary CPU cooler, based on heat pipe technology, which contains heat dissipation liquid inside the heat pipe and ensures a better thermal performance. It goes without saying that the new product inherits the other features of AOpen's XC Cube series PCs, including easy assembly, aesthetic housing design, silence, and high expandability. Because the system is based on the ATI RS482 and IXP450 chipsets, the system memory can be expanded to 2 GB. DDR memory modules operating at 266/333/400 MHz can be installed in the system. Featuring four S-ATA ports, four high-speed hard drives can be installed to the system. If four 250 GB hard drives are installed to the system, the total hard drive capacity will amount to 1, 000 GB. The EZ482 comes with a 10/100/1000 LAN connector. Furthermore, the system provides eight USB 2.0 ports - two on the front panel, two on the rear panel, and four on-board. Those users who want to have more USB ports can add an AOpen XC Cube Expander which can provide more USB connectors to the users. Two 1394 connectors are accessible from the rear panel and one from the front panel. The system board provides one PCI and one PCI Express x16 expansion slot.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Cube

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Cube

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in
Height:7.5in
Weight:8.4lbs
Width:7.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:AOpen
Model:EZ482
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AOpen XC Cube

Mainboard

Chipset Type:ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RS482)
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz
Processor Socket:Socket 939

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300/ATI Radeon Xpress 200
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