Budget DIY HTPC hardware for XBMC?
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mucuskipper Wrote:I've had loads of fun with this motherboard. Following the old walk-through and very little linux knowledge I was up and running in no time. I'm using 2*4GB RAM(a bit of an overkill) and an E1400 (2.0GHz Dual Core Celeron) booting off a 4GB compact flash card. All of which were sourced in the UK.
With VDPAU enabled the killasample(off my NAS)drops 7 frames(expected) and CPU usage is around 10%. After seeing these results and hearing about the Zotac ION motherboard release days after purchasing this set-up I'd wished I'd waited longer.
Things to consider is the power supply, I purchased this
case
and the supply that came with it wasn't juicy enough. In the end I ended up having to go for the 150W AC/DC converter(a brick)
and a DC/DC converter

You will need at least 90W for this board I believe.
I like the case that you're going for that would be ideal for me. My next stage is to try and underclock the CPU, I just can't seem to find locate a simple guide for doing this.

Mucus

Does it handle Flash HD o.k? (I take it your talking about the ZOTAC GF9300), I'm also interested how it handles AEON, any information on that would be much appreciatedNod
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