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13 Barebones Reviewed Are Anything But Square

Pros And Cons

Pros:

  • Modern PCI-Express interface;
  • Advanced Socket 775.

Cons:

  • No parallel interface;
  • Only 5.1 sound;
  • It could be quieter.

Temperature Measurements

Brief Conclusion

The XPC SB83G5 costs less and can also do less than its pricier brother, which costs more than $120 more. If you can live with a few more decibels, then you can get a barebone with the latest computer hardware like PCI Express and a Socket 775 for Intel CPUs.