Linux - Zacate / Fusion - deal or no deal ?

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LastCoder Offline
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Question  Zacate / Fusion - deal or no deal ?
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Hi folks,

I searched the forum for zacate builds but unfortunately most of them are old or windows related ...

I'd like to buy this

Quote:Asus E35M1-M
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_CPU...rd/E35M1M/

for my HTPC. It's an AMD E350 board and it's got equal or more power than ION boards (btw. are there any other AMD or ION Board's with PCIexpansion slot ? Most have only PCI-E expansion slots but I need PCI for my DVB-S2 Tuner card .. )

The board will run Linux, XBMC and work as bluray player and satellite receiver (PVR).

Does anybody use a E350/E450 plattform for XBMC running with Linux ?

- which distribution ?
- does it play bluray material / 1080p video ?
- what's the CPU workload ?
- does anybody use it with PVR support ? CPU workload while recording and watching videos ?

Is there anything to keep in mind ?

So long

LastCoder

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, Xfce, XBMC Gotham, Skin reFred, tvheadend tv backend
ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3, Celeron G530, Geforce 210, 4 GB DDR3 RAM
16 GB CnMemory 300x CF, 1 TB Samsung 2,5" HDD
iHOS104 BluRay Drive, TT DVBS2-1600
Silverstone GD05B Case, Sony PS3 BD Remote control, Logitech Cordless Mediaboard Pro for PS3
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-07 13:43 by LastCoder.)
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Post: #2
.. the VAAPI/XVBA/Linux stuff seems still to su** :-(

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=81286&page=23

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, Xfce, XBMC Gotham, Skin reFred, tvheadend tv backend
ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3, Celeron G530, Geforce 210, 4 GB DDR3 RAM
16 GB CnMemory 300x CF, 1 TB Samsung 2,5" HDD
iHOS104 BluRay Drive, TT DVBS2-1600
Silverstone GD05B Case, Sony PS3 BD Remote control, Logitech Cordless Mediaboard Pro for PS3
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-07 16:09 by LastCoder.)
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Michael.F Offline
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Post: #3
i was considering the e-350 for myself, but its not really cheaper than a g530 + dedicated gpu like the gt520.

the e350 definitely works with openelec and other linux options with some work.
But after all its just not the best value imho.
1.6ghz might be sufficient and nice to keep them cooled but it could struggle with a very demanding skin or script.
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