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    I have considered 2 options for the basis of my carpc system;

    Option 1

    Jetway J7F2 1.5GHz C7 Mainboard

    • VIA C7 1.5Ghz Processor
    • VIA CN700 + 8237RP
    • Front Side Bus: 133MHz
    • Graphic Interface: integrated 128bit 2D/3D VIA S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro Processor
    • 1 x 240-pin DDR2 Module Sockets Support Max 1GB - Unbuffered non-ECC memory required.
    • Audio: Onboard 6-Channel CODEC Compliant to AC 97'
    • On Board 1394a Port
    • USB: 2 USB ports + 6 x Internal USB 2.0 headers
    • Serial ATA: 2 SATA connectors
    • IDE: 2 x ATA 133 IDE connectors
    • TV-out (PAL / NTSC): VIA VT1622A TV encoder
    • Expansion Slot: 1xPCI Slot (PCI 2.2)
    • VT6103 10/100 Ethernet
    • 1 x Optional add-on board can be fitted.
    • Dimensions : 170x170mm
    • RoHS compliant

    Obviously I will need to add RAM, hard disk, wireless and optical drive and peripherals. What power supply unit would you recommend?

    Option 2

    Maxdata Intel Celeron D 3.06Ghz 512MB DDR 80GB SATA DVD-RW 16x Dual Layer,7in1 Card Reader

    • Intel Celeron D 3.06Ghz Processor
    • 512MB Memory
    • 80GB SATA II Hard Drive 7200RPM
    • DVD-RW 16x Dual Layer Optical Drive
    • 7in1 Card Reader+Floppy Disc Drive
    • VGA Onboard
    • Dimension:180 (W) x 360 (H) x 420 (D) mm
    • Operating System- DR-DOS 7.0
    • Nero Express 6
    • Norton Anti-Virus 2006 (90 day trial)
    • Power DVD 6
    • On Board 10/100 LAN
    • UK Black Keyboard - Cherry
    • Optical Mouse


    • 2 x PATA Ports
    • 4 x SATA Ports
    • PCI Slots: 3 x PCI,
    • 64MB Maximum Onboard VGA Memory
    • 10/100 Onboard LAN
    • 1 x Serial Ports
    • 1 x Parallel Ports
    • 2 x USB2 Ports Front
    • 4 x USB2 Ports Rear
    • 2 x PS2 Ports
    • Dimension: 190 (W) x 360 (H) x 375 (D
    • Average Weight: 12KG

    With this option I will only need to add the power supply unit and peripherals. What power supply unit would you recommend for this setup?

    * A specific carpc case would be used for option 1 and a custom made small form factor case would be used for option 2 *

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    • #3
      better yet....
      Link directly to the FAQ:

      Although Chris Hare's CPU electrical specs don't list the C7 CPU. I asked him about it, and he doersn't intend on listing anymore Via C-series CPUs, as they are, in his eyes, more geared toward standalone devices.
      I didn't debate that with him, since he's the one taking the time and effort to provide the good resource in the first place.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?

      Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.


      • #4
        Thanks for your help; ive gone one step forward in one area and one step back in another. Watch this space..