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If youre under a budget crunch, youll love our affordably priced Asus P5N-EM HDMI GeForce Socket 775 motherboard. This outstanding MicroATX platform delivers superior performance to systems running on (More)
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00:00:07 00:00:11 Hi you're looking at the P5N-EM HDMI Micro-ATX Asus motherboard,
00:00:12 00:00:14 this thing is sweet and i'll tell you what it's my number one pick right now
00:00:15 00:00:18 for an HTPC build if you're doing a dedicated media server or a little HTPC
00:00:19 00:00:23 right next to your TV, this is probably my new favorite one for several reasons,
00:00:23 00:00:27 first obviously being the cost. This thing is very affordable, and it's got all of these
00:00:27 00:00:32 great features, they're going to let you build a great HTPC, it's 9.6 by 8.2 inches,
00:00:32 00:00:37 so it's very small, the form factor's actually called UATX, but it will fit in micro
00:00:37 00:00:43 and, well, they're both in micro-ATX motherboards. So it's very small, now it brings a couple
00:00:43 00:00:45 new technologies to the table, first of all let's talk about
00:00:45 00:00:50 HTPC stuff, which is going to be-- first of all, the fact that it has a built-in
00:00:50 00:00:55 HDMI port right there, so that's extremely useful, it will decode and encode Blurays,
00:00:55 00:00:58 so it's going to be very, very good if you're going to make a home-theatre PC
00:00:58 00:01:01 because you don't have to have a videocard and therefore you can have a slim case
00:01:02 00:01:04 because there's not going to be any other add-ons that are going to be popping up
00:01:04 00:01:06 from the VGA slots, it pretty much is just going to go
00:01:06 00:01:10 straight in there, you can put it in a really small case, it does have HDCP
00:01:10 00:01:14 and Blu-ray/HD-DVD content support, so you will be able to stream those
00:01:14 00:01:17 write-protected DVDs to your television and your Blu-rays, it's also got
00:01:18 00:01:22 built-in 7.1 channel HD audio by Azalia, which is going to be excellent,
00:01:22 00:01:25 you don't need to worry about getting an extra soundcard, you will have 7.1 channel,
00:01:25 00:01:29 and the other important thing is, where's it at, there it is-- gigabit LAN
00:01:30 00:01:32 because you're definitely going to need that, it's going to be on your network,
00:01:32 00:01:34 you're going to be sharing files with the rest of the TVs in your house
00:01:34 00:01:38 or any other PCs you may have, so gigabit LAN is definitely something
00:01:38 00:01:40 that you're going to want to have. Now, this functions on the 630i chipset,
00:01:41 00:01:45 now the 630i has been revamped on this board to accept some new technologies,
00:01:45 00:01:51 first of all, it's going to accept socket 775 45nm processors, so you're not stuck
00:01:51 00:01:55 to Q6600s, or the older stuff, this will do the 1333-megahert front-side bus,
00:01:56 00:02:00 quads, and duals, so your Yorkfields and your Wakefields will work in here,
00:02:01 00:02:05 you have three DIMMs that will accept up to four gigabytes of DDR2,
00:02:05 00:02:09 and it does do the faster 1066-megahert memory, so that's also a good thing,
00:02:09 00:02:13 the onboard graphics on here- it's the GeForce 7100,
00:02:13 00:02:18 so that's actually a great onboard graphics solution and it will allow you to decode
00:02:18 00:02:21 those Blu-rays, make sure that they're nice and clean, and that they look great,
00:02:21 00:02:25 it does do a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1440 so that's more than enough to do your
00:02:26 00:02:31 1080p HD stuff, you also have four SATA ports which are right over here,
00:02:32 00:02:35 so you've got four SATA ports, those are 3G certified, not a problem,
00:02:35 00:02:39 you also have your IDE and your floppy disk-- sorry that's your 24-pin power connector--
00:02:39 00:02:42 so 24-pin power connector, you have IDE right here and then down here
00:02:42 00:02:47 at the bottom you do have a floppy connection, you have up to ten USBs, six of which
00:02:47 00:02:50 are on the board-- where are they? Right there, right there, right there,
00:02:50 00:02:56 and over here, and of course four on the back right there. Two and two,
00:02:57 00:03:01 you'll also notice that you have VGA and DVI outputs, this can pretty much be used
00:03:01 00:03:05 for a monitor, and then these two are linked, you can't run them both at the same time,
00:03:05 00:03:08 but you can run these two at the same time or these two at the same time, no problem.
00:03:08 00:03:11 So that's definitely going to help you if you want to set up a dual monitor
00:03:11 00:03:15 and then have your TV as a display, you also got PS/2s over here,
00:03:15 00:03:19 and like I mentioned earlier your gigabit LAN and your 7.1 channel audio.
00:03:19 00:03:24 So, great motherboard from Asus, it's going to support all of the latest processors
00:03:24 00:03:30 let me give you a quick tour of what's in the box on here, floppy and IDE cables--
00:03:30 00:03:38 i'm totally thrilled that they included those... you also get a SATA cable, kind of useful,
00:03:38 00:03:41 and you get one of these 4-pin molex to SATA connectors, this is actually great
00:03:41 00:03:44 if you want to reuse some old technology you have lying around, you might have
00:03:44 00:03:47 an old 300-watt power supply from an old Dell or something, who knows?
00:03:47 00:03:50 This might be perfect for you because it lets you use a SATA hard drive which it didn't come with
00:03:50 00:03:54 before it had the 4-pin molex, and this lets you convert it so you don't lose that hard drive,
00:03:54 00:03:58 it's still useful, you get an input/output shield and you also get some software,
00:03:58 00:04:01 you get an Asus sticker, badge for the front of your case, and this comes with
00:04:01 00:04:06 Corel and Intervideo and some Symantec products, and then you get the driver disc
00:04:06 00:04:12 for your GeForce 7100 as well as the motherboard, and last but not least you get this great little
00:04:12 00:04:17 P5N-EM HDMI motherboard, which is included in the box, and i'll tell you what there's also
00:04:17 00:04:20 a couple other specials that you're going to get with this, you're going to get
00:04:20 00:04:23 a three-year warranty, which is actually pretty impressive for a motherboard,
00:04:23 00:04:27 so it's not very expensive but somehow they're figuring out a way to cover you
00:04:27 00:04:30 for three years of warranty, so that's excellent for any motherboard,
00:04:30 00:04:33 even for Asus which makes great products, another thing you're going to get
00:04:34 00:04:38 is Kaspersky Anti-Virus is going to be in the box with the motherboard, it's actually on the disc
00:04:38 00:04:41 that I already showed you, and if you need an anti-virus, that can save you $50 bucks
00:04:41 00:04:43 from spending it on a product that's probably not that good,
00:04:44 00:04:47 Kaspersky is definitely one of the best, at least one of the top three,
00:04:47 00:04:50 and if you're thinking about Norton and McAfee, those are probably down here
00:04:50 00:04:53 in the seven and eight section, so this is definitely much better
00:04:53 00:04:57 and it's included in the box, it's bringing you pretty much up to date
00:04:58 00:04:59 on the newer processors, the 1333-megahertz front-side bus,
00:04:59 00:05:04 45nms, you also get the on-board audio, the HDMI, the HDCP, so again,
00:05:04 00:05:10 great HTPC motherboard here, it's very small, it's yellow, which is interesting,
00:05:10 00:05:13 to say the least, and it's a great board from Asus. So if you're interested
00:05:13 00:05:17 in making an HTPC, this is for you, if you have any questions on it e-mail me,
00:05:17 00:05:22 and I will see you guys next time. The Asus P5N-EM HDMI Micro-ATX motherboard
00:05:22 00:05:25 is available from the retailers listed here, or for more information you can type in
00:05:26 00:05:32 A455-2852 into any major search engine. For ComputerTV, i'm Albert.
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