- Nov 14, 2004
no kidding... I waited for 4 months to get mine and paid 25$ shippingHas anyone been able to test this setup out yet?
I've found a couple posts on various forums posing the question but no responses yet.
Very curious as I'd like swap out my mATX LGA 775/9400GT setup for a mini-ITX Zacate for the energy savings, space savings, more elegant design myself.
E-350 (haven't decided on specific board yet)
8GB 1.25v RAM w/ RAM Disk setup for Temp files, channel listings, etc.
Ceton InfiniTV4 Quad MediaCard reader. Yes, aparently they are now selling them on Amazon with free shipping. :/
2-3TB HDD. I've got a few laying around right now or I could just run a 6GB/s SSD and map storage to a certain separate media server that I've been procrastinating about building.
Another option would be to pickup one of the Mini PCIe equipped boards and swap out whatevers there for a Mini PCIe SSD for the OS so I don't have to sacrifice speed, storage, or small footprint.
I figure it should make for a speedy little eco friendly HTPC.
Your telling me. I waited about 4 months myself and I think it was around $33 shipping.no kidding... I waited for 4 months to get mine and paid 25$ shipping
Cool let us know how it goes, any tweaks you find help playback/glitch free operation would be great!I'm going to be switching over to a zacate board here in the next few days. I'll test it with my ceton
not really sure why anyone would pick this over the other, better known alternatives. the configuration is really limited.
what does that have to do with anything?A pc don't make a HPTC better. The equipment attached to it does
Yeah, but it is probably a fair amount cheaper than most of the alternatives and could potentially fill a niche market. My bet would be industrial uses that require two Mini PCIe slots but don't have a need for any more than 4GB, 2 3Gb/s SATA ports, and no USB 3.0. Obviously it seems a bit limited but if that's all you need and it saves you a few bucks per board on a 1000 unit basis.not really sure why anyone would pick this over the other, better known alternatives. the configuration is really limited.
I was wondering the same thing.what does that have to do with anything?
I have similar concerns with XBMC. How smoothly does it navigate around?I see a lot of talk about the Zacate with regard to media performance and cost, but I would like to know how well it runs MediaBrowser. The Atom can do most of what you guys described, albeit load a little bit slower, but it performs badly where MediaBrowser browsing is concerned. How does the Zacate do? Better yet, can anyone make a home video and put it on YouTube so we can see how well a Zacate media center performs similar to this Zotac/Atom video?
that 33% OC seems like a killer feature.. i'd be seriously tempted if I hadn't already built a zacate system.http://www.anandtech.com/show/4499/fusion-e350-review-asus-e35m1i-deluxe-ecs-hdci-and-zotac-fusion350ae
Zacate roundup at Anand.
33% auto overclock on ECS (!)
no HTPC tests
power consumption #'s skewed by PSU overkill
i have no issue with menus, but i will admit that occasionally on very high bitrate scenes it can hitch a tiny bit. uncommon but if you're going to flip out and punch a wall or something if that happens, you might want to play it safeSo I'm looking at putting together a small HTPC for running Win7/XBMC off an SSD to stream 1080p material from my server.
I want it to be 100% smooth and fluid in both the menu(using aeonmq2 most likely) and while watching movies/fast forwarding. I absolutely detest stuttering in movies an menus.
Is a mitx zacate board, like the Asus E35M1-I enough, or should I go for a SB setup, like an i3 2100?
I just put together a build with this board and am seeing some alarming temperatures. It's getting up into the 75C range, and that's with its obnoxiously loud little chipset fan on the CPU set to full on. CoreTemp shows it went over 80C once during 1080p playback.Asrock e350m1/usb3
Any updates? I would really like to know if the Zacate is enough for a Ceton setup, especially when Ceton's website recommends a 2.7ghz dual core.no kidding... I waited for 4 months to get mine and paid 25$ shipping
I'm going to be switching over to a zacate board here in the next few days. I'll test it with my ceton
That tells me all I need to know. If it can record 3 shows and live TV, but MC slows down, that means it is on the edge in terms of performance. Nothing annoys me more than media center slowdowns."I have a Pro, and I found out about the ethernet issues the hard way. Which is too bad since I was going to use a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime. I cancelled my Prime tuner order today because I was too paranoid about good ethernet connectivity to the Prime tuner. I installed a Ceton card instead, which so far has worked decently. The Ceton has only "missed" about 3 or 4 recordings so far. I've seen it record 3 shows and have live tv, but 7MC did get a little less responsive during that time. This is a clean install so far, no Shark007 or any addons, yet.
I also have an Antec Veris LCD, and it works fine ... no bootup issues."
It's right there in that manual...3.4.3 south bridge config....restore on AC power loss
I did. When the PC is not in sleep mode, if I power cycle, it boots up again. If the PC is in S3 (Windows 7 x64), it stays dead.
It's boxed right now, but I recall a setting for that. 'nighttime' or 'sleeptime' or the like. It's over towards the right in the menu.BTW, since you have a similar board as mine. Can you please check if your LED blinks when in S3 standby? Mine does and I have no way to turn it off.