[mythtv-users] Zotac Z68ITX-B-E (integrated gt430) anyone?
govind.rajan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 20:54:19 UTC 2012
Resurrecting this thread after 4 months just to let everyone know that
I got the Zotac Z68-B-E supreme motherboard with onboard nvidia gt430
card. Everything works fine with Mythbuntu, just had to make sure I
connected ONLY to the displayport during install so that intel drivers
are not loaded but only nvidia.
Audio comes through fine over diplayport. I had to buy a displayport
<-> hdmi converted to connect to my Marantz receiver. Advanced2x is
configured in the vdpau profile and livetv is fine with no dropped
frames yet. I have tested only for the past hour or so.
Here is my config.
Zotac Z68 B-E Wifi Supreme
Intel core i3 2120T
8 GB RAM
30GB Adata XM13 (mini pcie, free slot is on the bottomside of the
motherboard) for install
1TB Samsung 2.5 inch Sata driver for /var (all mythtv data)
HVR 2250 (from my earlier myth box)
Pico PSU 160W
120W external power brick
Wesena ITX7 (yet to arrive, for now its on a spare case)
Just to note that the Atheros wifi module works fine in Linux. The
only extra config was to copy the firmware files for HVR2250. All else
is supported out of the box.
I hope this helps. I still have to configure audio for non-mythtv apps
like VLC, browser, etc.
On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Matt Garman <matthew.garman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone here has any experience with the Zotac
> Z68ITX-B-E motherboard? It's an Intel Z68 Mini-ITX board; it's fairly
> unique in that it includes an integrated nVidia GT430. Seems like it
> would be nearly ideal for a frontend machine. To me, the appeal is
> that since the GT430 is integrated, it saves on space. And depending
> on what kind of CPU cooler is used (e.g. big top-down blower), seems
> like you might be able to build something that is fairly cool, quiet,
> and small (of course you pay a premium for the integration).
> I tried to solicit some feedback on the XBMC forum
> (http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=950566&postcount=5), but got
> minimal response. So I thought I'd try here. :) If anyone here has
> any experience with the board, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
> Particularly if you happened to take power consumption measurements;
> also interested in the bottom of the board---there was some discussion
> somewhere (HardForum IIRC) that suggested there are a lot of
> components on the back that hinder installation of heatsinks that
> require a plate.
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