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Foxconn AHD1S-k

Physical layout

With such a small form factor connecting things can be slightly challenging but that’s one of the downsides of the mini-ITX form factor.

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Over the board we mostly see Electrolytic Caps which although bring the overall cost of the board down, may not last as long at the Solid cap variant.

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Here is our I\O area. Although it does have most of the important features, a PS2 Combo port instead of just the PS2 Keyboard port would be useful and 5.1 audio ports if this is going to be a Home theatre PC.

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Here you see our APU and Hudson D1 chipset.

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The power area of the APU does have some solid caps which is good because they have an improved shelf life over standard ones and should keep the board running for longer.

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Here are the two SATA II ports along with the BIOS chip and Hudson D1 chipset.

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The two heatsinks. Both completely made of aluminium, are able to dissipate the heat well with low to medium amounts of load but could become inadequate for higher loads in a hot room.

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