Reviews and Problems with Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini E350
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Cory D., Newegg
4 June 2011
Summary: Built this for my mom to eliminate the cable TV build, paired this with a Hauppauge 1250 TV tuner and some Crucial (2x2gb 1066) ram. Running windows 7 media center with the espn3 plugin and media browser this little machine does what it needs to do.
Pros: small, low power consumption, fairly quiet, gets the job done
Cons: none that I didn't know when purchasing since I decided to save some $ and not have the on-board bluetooth, a mini pci-e slot, optical/coax audio etc. There is another Sapphire board with those features but didn't seem necessary for this particular build since it was for my mom
Summary: I'm using this as a low power http server and bluetooth sniffer (using an ubertooth one), it does exactly what I need it to do with Ubuntu 11.04 server.
Pros: -High number of features packed into a small package. -Very low power consumption (idle: ~18W, peak ~25W) -Changing the boot sequence in the bios will immediately boot the new primary without restarting. -7-segment display of bios status codes is a nice touch.
Cons: Fan on the APU is small and noisy. I've removed it and am relying on my Antec ISK100's case fan to cool the board. So far, so good. Stock bios is slightly buggy. be sure to flash to the latest revision once you receive your product.
Summary: I initially bought one of these to build a bedroom media center pc and was impressed at it's ability to handle all the HD content I could throw at it. I was going to build a home server with a Core i3 2100T (I was kinda doubtful this could stream decent video through the web), but I went with this...
Pros: - Runs WHS 2011 perfectly - WHS video streaming set to High and works without a hitch - Streams 1080p Blu-ray ISOs to multiple PCs perfectly - 6 SATA III ports, and works with 3tb drives - Stable and low power draw
Cons: - No RAID, and WHS drive mirroring is a resource hog, but I don't update the content for the drives I need mirrored often enough to mind. - Bluetooth installation can be a PITA, but it works
Summary: I've been trying to find a decent board that consumes little power while still being able to handle 1080p content. I wanted something that would work in my bedroom to play content from a networked tuner and recordings from a primary media center in my living room and handle Bluray, but hadn't found...
Pros: -It does the job as a low-cost MS media center and an even better extender (using HD Home Run tuners) -Flawless playback of 1080p recordings from Blu-ray, off-air and streamed over Ethernet -Low power consumption and packed with features -Option to allocate up to 2gb of RAM to video -Plays most 3...
Cons: -You won't be ripping through frames in Crysis, but that's not what it's for -The instructions come in every language and very little detail. You'll be getting some info off the net if you need to tweak some things
Summary: Well made and a lot of expantion posibility for mini ITX board. No Raid as other Zacate models. it should be only weaknees for mini server system.
Pros: Every think works great. SO-DIMM is great for me. USB 3.0 work cool. SATA 6.0 also plus, Bluthooth on motherboard work perfect for my mouse. HDMI worked good after all drivers installed. mini pci-e. is perfect for SSD, or other expantion. worked as pci-e x1
Cons: CPU cooler and North bridge M1 cooler are separate aluminium piece. that was wrong idea. It should made much better as a big heat cooler. The CPU cooler is too noisy for HTPC use. I hope can find other nice CPU cooler for HTPC use. It was a little warm CPU cooler but M1 chipset was warmer than CP...
Summary: For the price, performance and low power usage, this board would be great for a HTPC or home server.
Pros: Im using this board as a home server running Windows Home Server 2011. This board is quick and runs cool. For the price and low power usage, it cant be beat. This processor replaced an Atom 280 and this AMD is 100 times faster. (which it should be) Overall I am very happy with this purchase.