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Asus Barebone Vintage 3

Asus Barebone Vintage 3
alaScore 76

167 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Asus Barebone Vintage 3. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Barebone Vintage 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Great System For the Price


I am the cheap pragmatic type and this product definitely "got it done" for me and my Worlds of Warcraft addiction after adding the video card.

Works great out of the box, I had no issues setting this up and installing everything

The onboard graphics does not work for games BUT you can add a graphics card at little cost that will work for games and have dual monitors! I did this and it works great

Feb, 2009

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Versatile barebones--a good buy


I put an AMD AthlonX2 Dual Core (BE-2400) in this thing, with 4 MB RAM (all purchased from Newegg), and it runs very cool. Cool air blows out of the case--I don't feel any heat at all! I am impressed.

Outstanding amount of ports (USB, Firewire, HDMI, SATA, ESATA, SPDIF, 6 channel surround sound, card reader, DVI...did I miss any?), for all kinds of uses ; I didn't find the case cramped --lots of room for air circulation and for cables (especially if...

Only one SATA cable included, and only one SATA power outlet on stock power supply. Be prepared to buy a cable and a 4 pin Molex to SATA adapter ; Power supply is likely underpowered, depending on how full you stuff this thing. Consider getting one...

Feb, 2009

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CPU: AMD Athlon x2 7750 ($69) OC'd to 3.1GHz RAM: Kingston HyperX 2GB PC8500 ($30) 1066Mhz and I was able to get benchmarks that rival or beat a more expensive Intel E8600 or Q6600 system Thanks AMD + ASUS

System is loaded with features ; Overclock capabilities ; LOTS OF USB ports ; MediaCard bundled

DO NOT UPGRADE TO THE NEW BIOS 0406 ; I tried it and after I did it the on/off switch would not work. I would have to power off the PSU (switch at the back) wait for the mobo light to go off and do this 3 times, before the system would be able to be...

Feb, 2009

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CPU: AMD Athlon x2 7750 ($69) OC'd to 3.1GHz

System is loaded with features


Feb, 2009

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Have put together many barebones like ASUS, MSI, Shuttle and others. For the price, this one tops them all. Not a gamer but does most everything else well. Installed XP Pro, and linux fedora 10 dual boot with ease. The drivers supplied installed...

None so far

Feb, 2009

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This is a response to the reviewer that gave this box 2 eggs - the term barebones means a box with a power supply and motherboard. nothing else. the user adds everything else. dont drop a products rating because you dont understand the terms. also the...


Feb, 2009

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Mixed Bag 3.5 Eggs/ 5


All in all the performance is pretty good with Vista 64 a mere AMD 64X2 4200, 3 g of ram, and the LG super Blu drive. The HDMI is the real issue for me as I intended to test this as a HTPC - It will not pass video or audio through my sony STRDA5200ES -...

Motherboard is loaded :usb,firewire,sata,esata,dsub,hdmi,dvi,display port,iee1394,optical out. Motherboard is an Asus M3A78EM / V

Case is very cramped. You can barely add or remove ram or attach the cpu fan poower (4pin)without removing the Hard drives. It is just way to cramped. Worst though is the power supply it is non standard form and only 300 watts, but the real downfall is...

Feb, 2009

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Wow! This is HTPC heaven


Tons of storage options ; recommend WD 1TB SATA quiet, no Seagate Clunk

Wish ASUS bought into the 'silent-PC' movement. Coolermaster has some great 'silent PC' cases, but no mobo/power supply options

Jan, 2009

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Great little system


I am a system builder so I do about 35 to 40 of these a month. Great product for the price.

Great case for any build. I love Asus barebones as they are stout little cases. Never had any problems with them. Most people that report problems with ALL Asus barebones have not set the correct voltage on the back of the case. Factory it comes set at...

Shipping this case is kind of expensive, I love it when NE ffers free shipping on this.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

ASUS V3-M2NC61P AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 NVIDIA MCP61P 2-Tone Barebone - Retail


The ASUS line of Barebones are well thought out and very easy to get up and running...My personal computer is an Asus running an FX55 with 2 gigs of ram, and it is the first computer that I have used for more than 6 months ..I usually build them and...

nice setup...Have been building ASUS barebones for a long time now..usually very reliable..and cool running..x2-4600 running at 34C...

will not run an internal card reader...hooked up two different card readers and got the same error message on both..looked for a bios update and there are no bios updates..Ran in to the same problem with another ASUS barebones that came with a built in...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Offering practical functionality for both home users and enterprises. Combining trustworthy performance and essential features, the V-Series micro-tower is a high-performance PC built with the budget conscious users in mind. V3-P5V900 supports FBS 1066MHz of Intel LGA775 CPU (the most advanced CPU Conroe of Intel), and 6 Channel Codec inside. It also supports GIGA LAN for you to access Internet freely. V-Series Barebone with stylish appearance is more than just a PC that you hide under the desk. V3 with stereo-like style is an art in your life. Ideal for basic computing to more complex multimedia entertainment, the V-Series provides excellent scalability catering to various user needs. With two PCI slots, one PCI Express x 16 slot, one PCI Express x1 slot and two optical drive bays, system expansion for multimedia entertainment and high-speed computing is a simple process.


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:ADI 1988A / ADI AD1986A / ALC883 / Realtek ALC1200 / Realtek ALC662 / Realtek ALC880 / Realtek ALC883 / Realtek ALC888 / VT 1708B

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Tower


Chassis Type:Full-tower / Low Profile (Slimline) / Midi-Tower / Mini-tower / N / No
Colour of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Graphics adapter:GeForce 8200 / GMA 3100 / GMA X4500 / Radeon 1250
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1849 / 256


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS V Series


Chipset Type:AMD 690G/AMD 780G/Intel 945G Express/Intel 945GC Express/Intel G31 Express/Intel G33 Express/Intel G43 Express/Intel G45 Express/Intel G965 Express/Intel P43 Express/NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 405/NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430/NVIDIA GeForce 8200/VIA K8M890/VIA P4M900
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1066MHz/1333MHz/1600MHz/2000MHz/2600MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket/Socket AM2/Socket AM2+


Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
Memory slots type:DIMM
Number of memory slots:2 / 4


Colour:Black / Grey/Silver/White


Type: None


Motherboard chipset:Intel 945G Express / Intel 945GC Express / Intel G31 Express / Intel G33 Express / Intel G965 Express / NVIDIA MCP61P / NVIDIA MCP61S / VIA P4M900
Processor Socket:Socket AM2 / Socket AM2+ / Socket T (LGA 775)
Supported processor frequency (max):1 / 1.333 / 2.6 / 3.8 / 5


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking features:10/100 Mbps / 10/100/1000 Mbps / 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet / Atheros AR8012-BG1A / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):168 x 354 x 380 / 168 x 380 x 354 / 175 x 360 x 290 / 357 x 95 x 398
Drive bays:13.3 / 133.3 / 2 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" / 2 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25" / 2 x 5.25" / 2 x 3.5" / 2 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5" / 2 x 5.25", 3 x 3.5" / 2 x 5.25"; 3 x 3.5" / 2x 5.25" / 3x 3.5" / 2x 5.25", 3x 3.5" / 2x 5.25"; 3x 3.5" / 2x3.5" / 1x5.25" / 3 x 3.5" & 2 x 5.25" / 3 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25"
Drive bays size:13.3
Expansion slots:1 x PCI\n1 x PCI-e x 16 / 1 x PCI\n2 x PCI-e x 1\n1 x PCI-e x 16 / 1x PCI-e x16\n1x PCI-e x4\n2x PCI / 2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-e x 16, 1 x PCI-e / 2 x PCI,\n1 x PCI-e x16,\n1 x PCI-e x1 / 2 x PCI\n1 x PCI-E x 16 / 2 x PCI\n1 x PCI-e x 16\n1 x PCI-e x 1 / 2 x PCI\n1 x PCI-e x 1\n1 x PCI-e x 16 / 2 x PCI\n1 x PCI-e x16\n1 x PCI-e / 2 x PCI\n1 x PCIE x 16\n1 x PCIE / 2x PCI, 1x PCI-e x16, 1x PCI-e x4 / 2x PCI,\n1x PCI-e x16,\n1x PCI-e x4 / 2x PCI\n1x PCI-e x16\n1x PCI-e / 2x PCI\n1x PCI-e x16\n1x PCI-e x1 / 2x PCI\n1x PCI-e x16\n1x PCI-e x4 / PCI-E x16.
Number of Parallel ATA connectors:1 / 2
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Power requirements:Peak 300W (PFC)
Special features:ASUS C.P.R\nASUS CrashFree BIOS3\nASUS Ez Flash2\nASUS My Logo2\nASUS Q-Fan / D-sub. / Q-fan

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Y / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3 / Y
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port:No / Y / Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 2 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


Power Supply:220 / 250 / 300 / 350


Max Supported Qty:1
Motherboard chipset: / Intel 945G Express / Intel 945GC Express / Intel G31 Express / Intel G33 Express / Intel G965 Express / NVIDIA MCP61P / NVIDIA MCP61S / VIA P4M900
Processor family:AMD / Intel
Processor Socket:Socket AM2 / Socket AM2+ / Socket T (LGA 775)
Supported processor frequency (max):1 / 1.333 / 2.6 / 3.8 / 5
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:16GB/2GB/4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Compatible operating systems:Window 2000/XP/Vista / Window Vista/XP / Window XP / Window XP/Vista / Windows Vista/XP / Windows Vista\nWindows XP / Windows XP / Windows XP/Vista


Compatible memory cards:CF, MMC, MS Pro, SD
Number of storage drives supported:4 / 6
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II

Storage Controller

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1 / RAID 10

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 Vista / Microsoft Windows XP
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon X1250/Intel GMA 3000/Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA 950/Intel GMA X4500/Intel GMA X4500HD/No graphics/NVIDIA GeForce 6100/NVIDIA GeForce 8200/NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT/VIA Chrome9/VIA Chrome9 HC