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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RE: AMD E-350
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 8th Aug 2011 09:43 UTC in reply to "AMD E-350"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
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"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
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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RE[3]: AMD E-350
by fran on Mon 8th Aug 2011 13:42 in reply to "RE[2]: AMD E-350"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

cant confirm this but do have some advice on fans.

If you do have to buy a fan think of getting one with manual speed setting outside the case.

I would go with this one.

Antec Truquite (can switch between 600&1000 RPM)
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjY4Ng==
On the 600rpm it's noise is a low 8.9dba

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RE[3]: AMD E-350
by grat on Wed 10th Aug 2011 20:04 in reply to "RE[2]: AMD E-350"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

I didn't have a case fan on my original build (Apex MI-008 case), but the Ceton CableCARD card runs very hot, so I had to add one.

Since you're unlikely to be sporting such a beast, I doubt you'd need extra cooling.

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