www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Zotac IONITX-B-E
5.6 out of 10

Zotac IONITX-B-E

Experience fluid and vivid high-definition video playback with Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Zotac IONITX-B-E

Showing 1-10 of 39
Overall 10
10

Well worth it

Thomas N., Newegg
26 March 2010
  • Summary: I was leary of no fan on the chipset but I must say even in the tiny case that I installed this in the temps remain within safe limits according to nvidia. I am using this as a console emulator box and it is perfect.
  • Pros: Nice little Mini ITX board. I picked it up just to try out since it was on sale. The onboard graphics are superb. The CPU is okay considering what it was designed for. The BIOS is wonderful and setup is easy.
  • Cons: Maybe that it is a single core but knowing what it was designed for not really a con.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

MythTV Frontend

Bruce G., Newegg
3 March 2010
  • Summary: It would be nice if the RTC battery layed flat on the mobo, it causes interferance with the COOLER MASTER Elite 100 RC-100-KKP3-GP Black Steel / Plastic MITX/MATX Slim Case Computer Case Flex ATX 150W, Active PFC power supply.
  • Pros: Great little mobo, using with Mythdora 10.21 upgraded to mythtv .22. Using VDPAU allows for streming HD, both OTA and recorded content (Backend is a Zotac F-E).
  • Cons: None so far
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard

Yu S., Newegg
24 February 2010
  • Pros: Great motherboard, setup with latest nvidia BETA drivers and flash 10.1 beta for good youtube and hulu playback. Runs nicely on Windows server 2002 R2 with aero desktop enhancements :)
  • Cons: none right now. A bit slow but was expecting it. Runs a bit hot.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Nice but cheap.

Gregory G., Newegg
24 January 2010
  • Summary: I'm on my second board at this point. I RMA'd the 1st one with NewEgg because the network port gave lots of frame-errors while trying to stream data (videos in myth didn't play smoothly).
  • Pros: Small, lots of frills, quiet, pretty fast, very low power consumption. I've installed this machine as my new router/mythfrontend/fileserver, it replaced an old Pentium III 600MHz machine. I used a Kill A Watt (which I also purchased on newegg) to measure the wattage of both machines to get an ide...
  • Cons: Cheap quality, gets very hot without a fan. I checked the CPU/GPU/MB temps in linux using "nvidia-settings -q GPUCoreTemp" and "modprobe lm90 force_lm86=0,0x4c" with "sensors" to force the lm90 to work like lm86 [it works]. Without a fan the machine idles at 80c, with the small fan included in th...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great little board

Jonathon N., Newegg
9 January 2010
  • Summary: Before you bash this board's capabilities, make sure you are using a video player capable of video acceleration. A few good free ones include XBMC on linux or Boxee Beta on Windows. I ultimately decided on windows because I had an extra 7 license and it supports a few applications I run on it.
  • Pros: Runs ALMOST any HD video encode. Runs windows 7 pro x64 like a champ. Runs Ubuntu 9 great (with a little work). This is a great platform for Boxee Beta. Flash video plays almost flawless with 10.1.
  • Cons: It is a bit pricey. Can struggle momentarily on High bitrate h.264 content on Windows and Linux.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Decent board

Robert N., Newegg
5 January 2010
  • Summary: I use this in a home samba/web server. It mostly serves up the contents of my external hard disks over the network and some static html pages to the 'net. I bought a second one when an old motherboard (old as in 2002) needed replacing, and it works well as a replacement for that (mostly doing...
  • Pros: Small Low-power; easy on the electric bill The bios can use USB flash drives as hard disks
  • Cons: When I bought this, it was listed that the board has a mini pci-e slot. So I bought a small SSD to go with it. It turns out that the mini pci-e slot DOES NOT SUPPORT SSD's. This was not mentioned anywhere in the product description. At least newegg removed the slot from the listed specifications ...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Nice low performance board

Dina G., Newegg
30 December 2009
  • Summary: ION video drivers are a bit difficult to install on Linux. If you're looking to make a small HTPC, go for the dual-core option. Haven't gone into the BIOS yet. Fits perfectly inside a Rosewill RC-SIX-01.
  • Pros: Plenty of video output and other peripherals. Nice overall
  • Cons: Plugs in back are a bit flimsy, but the idea is that you don't touch them much.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Runs at 25 watts

Cody R., Newegg
30 December 2009
  • Summary: If using raid, install os with the drive in single mode then use the raid controller software in vista to build the array. (software can be dloaded from the mobo website) It will then reboot and take over night to complete your raid. My comp has a dvd-rw and 2 500gb laptop hd's mirrored.
  • Pros: Great for a super low power computer. Uses only 25 watts idling in my configuration. Installed easy.
  • Cons: Drivers on disk are not compatible with vista 64 bit even though the drivers on the web are. For installing vista it asks for raid drivers (if using raid). The disk does not contain the drivers so u will need to dload off web and put them n a flash drive.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great for little HTPC or workstation

Chebar C., Newegg
18 December 2009
  • Summary: Another reviewer wrote that he could not boot via USB. I'm using PXE (diskless) booting, but I had zero problems booting FreeDOS or Linux via USB stick. Also - only one PS2 port, and no floppy, but who cares!
  • Pros: NVidia graphics, HDMI and SPDIF outs, 2 RAM slots, NO fan. Good BIOS setup interface. With Ubuntu 9.10, everything fully supported out of the box. Nice board!
  • Cons: SATA only, no PATA. Using this for my HTPC front-end and DVD player. I had to buy a new DVD drive 'cuz my old ones were all PATA and this board only supports SATA.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

where is my rebate

Anonymous, Newegg
10 December 2009
  • Pros: The board worked great and is very well put together.
  • Cons: I did not receive any of my 3 rebates I sent to this company and they dont respond to their emails.
  • Read full review
Next page >>