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Hi all, was planning on building an AM1 build for a home server, mainly for storage services and web hosting, possibly torrenting and serving media over LAN. Was planning on FreeNAS, and am going to invest in at least 8GB RAM. My question is how low is too low for the CPU. Could I get away with a Sempron 2650 or would that be too low to run decently? Would I need to go for an Athlon?
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While I love the AM1 platform for somethings, I have to say that, in my experience, the LAN speed is really, really slow. I had one for a file server for a little while and got frustrated with it. Makes a great HTPC, though.
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While I love the AM1 platform for somethings, I have to say that, in my experience, the LAN speed is really, really slow. I had one for a file server for a little while and got frustrated with it. Makes a great HTPC, though.

What experience ,with what APU ?!

I have build with 5150 and with 5350, with MSI and Asus M-Atx (4 sloted PCI-E ones), using W7, XP, Ubuntu or Opensuse and pfSense.I ve seen no slow LAN using it along some 1G Intel LAN cards.At least the 5350 should bring no network limitations for home usage.They both route 100Mb just fine.

If you want to use a normal HDD and feel it snapy use the 5350 and 1600Mhz RAM with 8-8-8 or 9-9-9 memory
If you want something "just" OK use the 5150.

This 2 are just fine for mkv /blueray files and so on.I am afraid that using less than 5150 there may be issues with performance overall.
5150 plays BF BC2 on the TV by itself what to say about the 5350 smile.gif

For some reason the 5350 was colder than the 5150 with the same heatsink.

You can build great little toy systems with this ones. smile.gif
   
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I've used both the 5350 and the 3850. I currently have three 5350's being used as HTPC's (two Asus AM1M-A's and one ASRock) They all have LAN speeds of about 3/4 of all the other PC's in the house. The speeds are fine for what they are being used for, but when I used them as file servers I noticed how long it would take to transfer large files (eg. a movie file) from my main pc, where all the heavy lifting is done.
It didn't make any difference switching cables or plugging into different ports on the switch. Same results every time. Updating the drivers had no effect. There could very well be a work around for it, but I gave up interest on the whole idea. Now I use an old 5800K and it's fine. It really doesn't use too many more watts than the am1 did. (it usually runs at about 38w. No monitor)
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I ve used Asus AM1M-A and using now MSI AM1M for a machine running either OpenSuse or Ubuntu as desktop and router in same time along 2 Intel network cards.I have more limitation with the Netgear gigabit router than running the custom build.Unfortunately my issue us that the WD 1 TB blue drive just died smile.gif
I doubt with a SSD and the 5350 you would have limitations on the network side.With a 100Mb i have 100Mb.
Maybe your HDD is to slow.
Maybe you should use an Intel Gigabit card and see what you have there.maybe the build in network card sucks as implementation on your mobo.
Edited by Dromihetes - 1/28/16 at 3:26am
   
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They all had SSD's of different brands for the OS. The HDD that stored the data are still in use in the current and much faster system. So that narrows it down to the board (but two different brands have the same issue), the cpu design, or just horrible drivers. Regardless of the reason, they are now on the receiving end of the data stream and not doing anything that requires speed. The one on the ASRock baord is completely fanless, no cpu fan, case fans or psu fan, for the bedroom. Dead silent.
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Hey guys, I also have a 5350 paired with that AsRock board with the dc plug. What can I do with the pc? I need a few ideas. I use it as a htpc now but since I have a smart tv it's not that usefull :-?
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I have two of these, both 5350's. One on an MSI board running freeNAS and Plex and the other as a minibox/terminal in an m350 chassis with the Asrock (the one with the DC jack, which im using). I love both of these machines. I will say however, that if you want to run plex, it works just fine but make sure your files are in a format that are supported by your player, its not capable of transcoding.
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Hey guys, I also have a 5350 paired with that AsRock board with the dc plug. What can I do with the pc? I need a few ideas. I use it as a htpc now but since I have a smart tv it's not that usefull :-?

This I copied (with a few edits) from a review I posted on newegg:

What I used:
AMD 5350
ASRock AM1H-ITX
Gelid Slim Hero cpu cooler
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
Silverstone MILO Series ML06B HTPC case
2 sticks of low profile ram I had sitting around
Old laptop charger

How I did it:
I used the intel mounting brackets and snipped one end off of each leg and drilled holes in the proper location to match the holes in the motherboard. Then used some small nylon nuts, bolts and washers to attach it. I tossed the fan that came with it into a drawer.
Note: low profile ram MUST be used and, believe me, you need to install it prior to mounting the heatsink if you use both ram slots.



Results:
If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the electrons bumping into each other.
Tests were made running with NO FANS, with the case closed and with an ambient air temp of 27c. (I live in the desert)
Running prime 95 I got the following temps;
It took 5 minutes to reach 50c
10 minutes to reach 55c
20 minutes to reach 61c
It never went beyond 61c while running for 90 minutes.
The motherboard temp maxed out at 55c
These temps were from the BIOS and SpeedFan
Since, as far as I can tell, this CPU is rated for up to 90c, I'm very satisfied with the results.
It's intended purpose is to run XBMC (now KODI), watch a few on line videos, listen to music, web surfing and a few very low end kids games (the boys are 8 and 6 so no hard core games). All encoding, ripping etc is handled by a different machine and files are stored on a dedicated file server.
It plays videos like a champ while at 13% cpu load.
My Kill-A-Watt meter reads roughly 19 watts while watching videos and 13 watts while idle.

It has run 24/7 without a single hiccup the entire time.
With no fans, it doesn't suck in any dust (desert and I have a Husky) and the heat rising keeps dust from settling down from the top vents. I've opened it a couple of times and gave it a quick blast of canned air just to make myself feel better, but it really wasn't needed.
While watching videos, I've never noticed the cpu temp going beyond 51c.
Edited by Jack13 - 1/28/16 at 5:29pm
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Late to the party, but I just built a FreeNAS box with a 5350 and a ASRock board. CPU and motherboard was $60 total from Microcenter.

I considered an Intel J1900 combo from Newegg, but it was slightly more expensive and I would have to wait for shipping (I'm impatient!)

So far is working well. Very quiet. Running Plex and OwnCloud. Have not noticed any performance issues. Seems to be able to transcode on the fly so far, but I haven't played a bunch of videos yet. I did Originally try a Sempron 2650, but it was not able to transcode at all.

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