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ASUS Pundit AE3

ASUS Pundit AE3
alaAverage 3.7

7 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of ASUS Pundit AE3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price.


On average, users rate this product 74/100.

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Nearly Great


I was surprised at how quiet it runs, given how inexpensive it is. The steel case helps, although it is heavier. Compared to aluminum SFF Shuttles and Biostar I have this rig is much cheaper and much quieter. I checked out replacement PSUs and I did...

Inexpensive, quiet, cool, low profile, decent non-gaming video, four expansion slots, useful screwless bays. It will work as a budget HDTV box with an AGP card (onboard graphics choke on anything above standard definition)

Chipset could be better, low profile requires low profile cards with low profile brackets. With a slight redesign it could be helpfully more compact

Sep, 2006

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ASUS PUNDIT-AE3 AMD Athlon 64/Sempron AMD Socket 754 SiS 760GX SiS Mirage 2 Barebone


Well it looks good

Third time was not the charm. After spending more than what the unit it worth on two returns, one DOA and one with no video, the third unit has a bad power supply. I hooked up a standard supply and it runs fine. Now I don't have to worry about...

Aug, 2006

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Prepare to support it yourself


I've built 12 of these so far. 8 are in the field, 4 never made it to service because of the issue described above. I contacted ASUS tech support and got some lady that didn't know what she was doing. Narrowed it down to "It must be your motherboard or...

As of this writing, still one of the few desktops for K8's. A complete system can be made for very little money using this barebones. Works very well as an office pc, for the ones that work

Having an issue with several of these that forces the PC to continuously reboot with a hard drive (PATA or SATA, doesn't matter) and CD/DVD drive plugged in

Feb, 2006

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Low profile cards


I don't understand why so many low profile cards do not include the low profile riser. What is the point then of low profile? When looking for a vide card and other PCI card look at the photos of accesories. A few do come with the shorter riser. Hope...

Low Price

Low Profile cards

Jan, 2006

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What video card can I use?


This is a solid little machine for general purpose computing. I didn't seem to have any of the problems with DVD burning, etc

XXXX suggested some video cards and none of them work. I ordered one and what was not mentioned was that not only does the card have to be low profile, but the bracket as well. The offset is different also, so even if you could "shorten" the bracket,...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

sweet slim box


Its much larger than the last pundit, but far better. This thing's got SATA power on the PS, RAID capable, dual channel memory, etc. Its quiet, fast, and a great value.

Aug, 2005

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Cheap, reliable, stylish


The case looks better in person. A socket 754 sempron runs very well in this. This particular setup (x3) involved a Sempron 2600+, 512MB PQI Turbo PC3200, and an 80GB Samsung SATA (150) running Windows XP professional on a domain. Time to the XP...

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

The Pundit-AE3 offers brilliant 64-bit performance and affordability for the price-conscious users that also need the best in computing capability and stylish design. The Pundit-AE3, supporting the AMD Socket 754 platform, is ready for 64-bit computing to offer enhanced computing capability. Dual-channel DDR 400 SDRAM support further assures outstanding efficiency when executing complex, memory-hungry applications. No need to worry about losing your data due to virus attacks anymore! The ASUS Pundit series is equipped with the unique Recover Pro software that assures dynamic and continuous data protection. It automatically creates multiple restore points for easy file recovery even without booting OS. ASUS Q-Fan automatically adjusts CPU fan speed based on system loading and temperature to ensure a quiet and distraction-free working environment. The ASUS Pundit-AE3 supports a full array of multimedia standards, such as 6-in-1 card reader, 6-channel audio and S/PDIF out to provide a convenient and smooth platform for multimedia operation. The clever mechanical structure and special clip design facilitates easy assembly, expansion and upgrade AE3without the hassle of unscrewing and screwing the different parts. In addition, one AGP slot and two PCI slots offer the flexibility for future upgrade and expansion. CrashFree BIOS includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM. Slim and sleek, the Pundit-AE3 allows vertical and horizontal placements, making it ideal for cluttered desks or home entertainment centers. The accessory pads further prevent the barebone system from scratching desk surface.


Audio output channels:6.1

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline


Chassis type:Desktop

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:275


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Pundit


Chipset Type:SiS760GX
Data Bus Speed:800MHz
Processor Socket:Socket 754


Maximum internal memory:4


Type: None


Processor socket:Socket 754
Supported processor frequency (max):3


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:10/100 Mbps
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 3.74 x 15.7
Drive bays:3.5
Drive bays size:3.5
Expansion Slots:2 x PCI\n1 x AGP 8X

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6


Power supply:275


Max Supported Qty:1
Processor family:AMD
Processor socket:Socket 754
Supported processor frequency (max):3
Type:No CPU


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


Compatible operating systems:Window 2000/2003/XP

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SiS Mirage 2