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  • looking for new atom board need some guidance

    Hello everyone I need to build a second Carputer and I am very happy with my trucks Intel D510MO but I wanted to reach out and see if there were any other boards out now that I would be better off with. I am mainly after power efficiency but the one thing that still is a requirement that seems to inhibit my searches is the need for real serial port. Any help oir guidance is greatly appreciated!
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  • #2
    well, browsed newegg a little:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131630

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135289

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157227

    i would probably go with the asus board-- they have been very reliable for me in the past.
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

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    • #3
      I'd go with either the Asus or Asrock. If the newer Asus board is anything like their old one, it's solid as a rock...and overclockable too. Just for kicks I ran my AT3N7A with the Atom 330 at 2GHZ. Works perfectly (an extra 400Mhz on an Atom is 400Mhz I'll take )

      If you're really looking for power efficiency you may check out the AMD camp of the Atom competitor. Supposedly it's faster and uses less power. I haven't looked up any reviews or benchmarks on it though.

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20
      More expensive but if they're faster and use less power then I guess you get what you pay for??
      The Asus version gets very good reviews on the egg. Based on the Asus Atom board I have...I'd say they're fairly accurate reviews.

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      • #4
        ^ the amd zacate board's are supposed to blow the atom out of the water--both in respect to power draw, and system processing power-- i briefly looked at a couple, but the current ones on the market do not have a serial port, so don't fit the OP's needs..
        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
        "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


        next project? subaru brz
        carpc undecided

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        • #5
          will a USB>Serial device not work?

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          • #6
            Yeah, I was going to put something more heavy duty with a i7, so I re-thought my situation and I guess I will go this route instead for low power....it just makes more sense, when my system is pushing out 5,000+ watts of power with all my amps already.

            This one -------> http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...E35M1I_DELUXE/

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            • #7
              Agree with the last two posts.
              I am just debatting how many I can afford, as I have quite a few projects I could put them in lol
              Just wish they would become more available in Aus so the price would come down a bit..

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              • #8
                thanks guys!
                Last edited by 2k1Toaster; 05-08-2011, 03:56 PM.

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