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Asus Barebone Vintage 3

Asus Barebone Vintage 3
alaScore 77

168 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Barebone Vintage 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Great System For the Price

 

I am the cheap pragmatic type and this product definitely "got it done" for me and my Worlds of Warcraft addiction after adding the video card.

Works great out of the box, I had no issues setting this up and installing everything

The onboard graphics does not work for games BUT you can add a graphics card at little cost that will work for games and have dual monitors! I did this and it works great

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Versatile barebones--a good buy

 

I put an AMD AthlonX2 Dual Core (BE-2400) in this thing, with 4 MB RAM (all purchased from Newegg), and it runs very cool. Cool air blows out of the case--I don't feel any heat at all! I am impressed.

Outstanding amount of ports (USB, Firewire, HDMI, SATA, ESATA, SPDIF, 6 channel surround sound, card reader, DVI...did I miss any?), for all kinds of uses ; I didn't find the case cramped --lots of room for air circulation and for cables (especially if...

Only one SATA cable included, and only one SATA power outlet on stock power supply. Be prepared to buy a cable and a 4 pin Molex to SATA adapter ; Power supply is likely underpowered, depending on how full you stuff this thing. Consider getting one...

Consumer review by:

ASUS GOOD

 

CPU: AMD Athlon x2 7750 ($69) OC'd to 3.1GHz RAM: Kingston HyperX 2GB PC8500 ($30) 1066Mhz and I was able to get benchmarks that rival or beat a more expensive Intel E8600 or Q6600 system Thanks AMD + ASUS

System is loaded with features ; Overclock capabilities ; LOTS OF USB ports ; MediaCard bundled

DO NOT UPGRADE TO THE NEW BIOS 0406 ; I tried it and after I did it the on/off switch would not work. I would have to power off the PSU (switch at the back) wait for the mobo light to go off and do this 3 times, before the system would be able to be...

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ASUS GOOD

 

CPU: AMD Athlon x2 7750 ($69) OC'd to 3.1GHz

System is loaded with features

DO NOT UPGRADE TO THE NEW BIOS 0406

Consumer review by:

WDP

 

Have put together many barebones like ASUS, MSI, Shuttle and others. For the price, this one tops them all. Not a gamer but does most everything else well. Installed XP Pro, and linux fedora 10 dual boot with ease. The drivers supplied installed...

None so far

Consumer review by:

Misinformed

 

This is a response to the reviewer that gave this box 2 eggs - the term barebones means a box with a power supply and motherboard. nothing else. the user adds everything else. dont drop a products rating because you dont understand the terms. also the...

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Mixed Bag 3.5 Eggs/ 5

 

All in all the performance is pretty good with Vista 64 a mere AMD 64X2 4200, 3 g of ram, and the LG super Blu drive. The HDMI is the real issue for me as I intended to test this as a HTPC - It will not pass video or audio through my sony STRDA5200ES -...

Motherboard is loaded :usb,firewire,sata,esata,dsub,hdmi,dvi,display port,iee1394,optical out. Motherboard is an Asus M3A78EM / V

Case is very cramped. You can barely add or remove ram or attach the cpu fan poower (4pin)without removing the Hard drives. It is just way to cramped. Worst though is the power supply it is non standard form and only 300 watts, but the real downfall is...

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Wow! This is HTPC heaven

 

Tons of storage options ; recommend WD 1TB SATA quiet, no Seagate Clunk

Wish ASUS bought into the 'silent-PC' movement. Coolermaster has some great 'silent PC' cases, but no mobo/power supply options

Consumer review by:

Great little system

 

I am a system builder so I do about 35 to 40 of these a month. Great product for the price.

Great case for any build. I love Asus barebones as they are stout little cases. Never had any problems with them. Most people that report problems with ALL Asus barebones have not set the correct voltage on the back of the case. Factory it comes set at...

Shipping this case is kind of expensive, I love it when NE ffers free shipping on this.

Consumer review by:

ASUS V3-M2NC61P AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 NVIDIA MCP61P 2-Tone Barebone - Retail

 

The ASUS line of Barebones are well thought out and very easy to get up and running...My personal computer is an Asus running an FX55 with 2 gigs of ram, and it is the first computer that I have used for more than 6 months ..I usually build them and...

nice setup...Have been building ASUS barebones for a long time now..usually very reliable..and cool running..x2-4600 running at 34C...

will not run an internal card reader...hooked up two different card readers and got the same error message on both..looked for a bios update and there are no bios updates..Ran in to the same problem with another ASUS barebones that came with a built in...

Product Specifications

Offering practical functionality for both home users and enterprises. Combining trustworthy performance and essential features, the V-Series micro-tower is a high-performance PC built with the budget conscious users in mind. V3-P5V900 supports FBS 1066MHz of Intel LGA775 CPU (the most advanced CPU Conroe of Intel), and 6 Channel Codec inside. It also supports GIGA LAN for you to access Internet freely. V-Series Barebone with stylish appearance is more than just a PC that you hide under the desk. V3 with stereo-like style is an art in your life. Ideal for basic computing to more complex multimedia entertainment, the V-Series provides excellent scalability catering to various user needs. With two PCI slots, one PCI Express x 16 slot, one PCI Express x1 slot and two optical drive bays, system expansion for multimedia entertainment and high-speed computing is a simple process.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.9in/14in/15in
Height:13.9in/15in
Weight:14.8lbs/15.4lbs
Width:6.3in/6.6in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:V3-M2A690G/V3-M2NC61P/V3-M2NC61S/V3-M2V890/V3-M3A3200/V3-P5945G/V3-P5945GC/V3-P5G31/V3-P5G33/V3-P5G965/V3-P5V900
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS V Series

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 690G/AMD 780G/Intel 945G Express/Intel 945GC Express/Intel G31 Express/Intel G33 Express/Intel G965 Express/NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 405/NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430/VIA K8M890/VIA P4M900
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1066MHz/1333MHz/2000MHz/2600MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket/Socket AM2/Socket AM2+

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type: None

Processor

Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / JBOD/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1 / RAID 10

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 Vista / Microsoft Windows XP
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon X1250/Intel GMA 3000/Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce 6100/VIA Chrome9/VIA Chrome9 HC
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