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    Hi ,im just starting my in car pc an have most of it planned out,but one thing im stuck on is the motherboard is it really worth spending like an extra 40-50quid on a Via Epia-M 10000 Nemehiah or would i be ok with just...VIA EPIA-M9000 933MHz

    I want the machine for playing MP3's (a large collection around 25gb) ,Films (pegs etc ) music videos an gps.

    Would the cheaper m9000 be good enough?.

    Plus would a pci riser card with SB Audidgy card of some sort be a good idea as im never to keen on onbord sound.

    System plan so far

    M10000 or M9000 board
    512Mb 2100ddr
    Onboard Gfx
    Ethier Riser card an Audigy Or onboard Sound
    60-80GB 7200 3.5 HDD
    Opus 150w supply (unlees you lot think i cud get away with only a 90w opus)

    Thanks alot for you advice an help in advance

    PC --Epia m10k ,7" Liliput Touch screen,512ddr ,80gb 7200 8mb cache shock technology hdd ,54mbit USB2 wlan

    ICE -- JBL 755.6 Amp, JBL p93 6x9s ,JBL 506c Components ,JBL GT3 12" 1800w Sub, 4AWG Cabling,Uprated Battery

  • #2
    forgot....

    7" Touch Screen
    GPS Receiver with USB Interface (GlobalSat - Model : BU-303)

    Unsure of which GPS software would be the best yet:S

    Thanks again
    PC --Epia m10k ,7" Liliput Touch screen,512ddr ,80gb 7200 8mb cache shock technology hdd ,54mbit USB2 wlan

    ICE -- JBL 755.6 Amp, JBL p93 6x9s ,JBL 506c Components ,JBL GT3 12" 1800w Sub, 4AWG Cabling,Uprated Battery

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    • #3
      welcome Captain,

      I plan on using the m10000 myself.. i think it will do fine for much of what's planned.
      Your memory quote will be a big boost to performance as well.
      •Micke

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      • #4
        <-- is a fan of iGuidance http://www.inavcorp.com/
        •Micke

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        • #5
          Spend the extra money, there is a better core in the cpu on the 10000 than the one on the 9000 which means there is more speed difference than the 70mhz might suggest.

          I use a 9000 and it struggles a little when you try and do more than one thing at a time (ie GPS and mp3 or Divx)

          Steve
          ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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          • #6
            so you all say its worth the extra cash then? i had read somthing on here about the core i was just wondering if it was worth it,i guess so,ahhh well more moeny goin into ma car then....:S
            PC --Epia m10k ,7" Liliput Touch screen,512ddr ,80gb 7200 8mb cache shock technology hdd ,54mbit USB2 wlan

            ICE -- JBL 755.6 Amp, JBL p93 6x9s ,JBL 506c Components ,JBL GT3 12" 1800w Sub, 4AWG Cabling,Uprated Battery

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            • #7
              i have the m9000 its not a bad mobo. yeah it does struggle some what. but if ur going to install a 512 mb ram it somewhat compensates for the lower cpu. i use to havea 128mb266 ram in theiradi would get shoppy dvd playback then i went with a 512mb266 and i have played family guy,star wars episode 1 with out a skip. and i do run my gps and play my mp3s at the same time with not much lag. it loads up pretty quick.
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              • #8
                Save the cash and go for something faster. You don't want to re-do your system in another year or 2 right?
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                • #9
                  Yup, when in doubts, go with the faster one.
                  EPIA Nehemiah M10k, M1-ATX, 20GB 4200 RPM 2.5", 256MB RAM, Win XP Home, Gyration RF Keyboard & Mouse, Zoltrix Nightingale Optical 4.1 PCI Sound Card, Lilliput 619GL-70NP, XM-PCR w/ optical upgrade, Garmin GPS-25LVS, Microsoft MN-710 USB Wireless NIC

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by grepzen
                    <-- is a fan of iGuidance http://www.inavcorp.com/
                    Just got iguidance, I second the motion! it truly rocks.
                    Done!

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                    • #11
                      I'd go for the M10k. A little extra spent now is better than a lot later to replace the 9000. I also give a big thumbs up to iGuidance 2.0. Awesome navigation software!

                      The onboard sound works well if your going through a HU for sound, but if your going to go from the sound of the carpc directly to amps then I would opt for a better sound card. Either the Audigy or even a good USB one would be fine.

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                      • #12
                        yer im running straight into an amp to power all my speakers an one sub,so will be needing three rca outs but llready no the details of that,but somthing i thought of today,how would i put an input into the remote on, on the amp? normaly the antenna out etc.. on a headunit.

                        An i think im guna get the M10k in a few days an 512 of ddr .....good old ebay

                        Found the M10k for 108quid including P&P at www.kustompcs.com

                        Last little question know what size opus shall i go for,will the 90w be enough for my system?

                        Thanks looads people

                        You guys have really opene my eyes lol
                        PC --Epia m10k ,7" Liliput Touch screen,512ddr ,80gb 7200 8mb cache shock technology hdd ,54mbit USB2 wlan

                        ICE -- JBL 755.6 Amp, JBL p93 6x9s ,JBL 506c Components ,JBL GT3 12" 1800w Sub, 4AWG Cabling,Uprated Battery

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                        • #13
                          I would go for a 2.5" hard disk instead of a 3.5" one. It will use much less power and is more resistant to shock from bumps in the road. If you go with a 2.5" drive then a 90w Opus would be fine, but I'd step up to the 150w if you stay with the 3.5" drive.

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                          • #14
                            Don't forget - iguidance is U.S. only....
                            Where in South Yerrkshire are you btw??
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                            • #15
                              How annoying! iGuidance looks like quite a nice piece of software except for no GB/Europe maps

                              Have any of you guys using iGuidance got screenshots of it running on Win XP?

                              Sorry for the post hijack!

                              I'd go with the M10000 and the 512mb RAM if I were you

                              Cheers,

                              Andy

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