Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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AMD E-350
by koffie on Mon 8th Aug 2011 09:26 UTC
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I'd go for an AMD-E350 board over Intel Atoms: more performance, better GPU, lower power consumption (18 Watt). Asus has some nice passively cooled boards (ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe) which seems perfect for HTPC and FreeNAS projects.

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RE: AMD E-350
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 8th Aug 2011 09:43 in reply to "AMD E-350"
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2005-06-29

Asus has some nice passively cooled boards (ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe) which seems perfect for HTPC and FreeNAS projects.


Yes, the E35M1-I Deluxe got my attention too. It's €144 here, add to that the €10 for a 2GB RAM stick and €8 for a DVI>VGA adapter, and it'd be around €160. It seems reviews recommend this board too. More than I anticipated, but I'd rather spend a bit more for the best than spend less and end up with annoying fan whines or crappy hardware.

Would I need a case fan with this board, though?

Edited 2011-08-08 09:44 UTC

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RE[2]: AMD E-350
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 8th Aug 2011 12:18 in reply to "RE: AMD E-350"
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2005-06-29

Indications are I won't need a case fan, also since the PSU fan is directed towards the motherboard, which should help.

Could anybody with knowledge about this stuff confirm?

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