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  • Recommended MoBos for StreetDeck?

    I was browsing the collection of mini-ITX and micro-ITX motherboards available on the mp3car.com and mini-box.com site, and none of the integrated video vard chipsets looked familiar to me.
    I know that Street Deck uses Direct3D heavily, and a decent 3d chipset is required, so I was hoping someone could recommend some decent MoBos that have decent direct 3d capabilities, in a mid price range?

  • #2
    Streetdeck doesn't require a high performance system. I've had great success with PIII based systems with integrated video using no more than 32MB of shared memory of 512Mb Ram to 1Gb of Ram. If you purchased an embedded processor board (VIA mimi-itx) or used a micro-atx board you basically will have a very similar result. But if your budget allows you to get the very best, then by all means go that route.

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    • #3
      I run Streetdeck on an EPIA MII12000 with a gig of ram and the onboard video running 64mb shared memory and it runs great.

      Russ

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      • #4
        Ok, but I'm still not sold on why go with something like a MII12000. For the same money I can get something like a ECS socket 939 motherboard with an Xpress 200 chipset (which is way better then the VIA) along with an Athlon64 3000+ for the same money.
        Way faster of a computer, for the same money.
        What's the catch?

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        • #5
          I'll take POWER for 100 Chuck.
          TruckinMP3
          D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

          Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

          Read the FAQ!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Outsider787
            Ok, but I'm still not sold on why go with something like a MII12000. For the same money I can get something like a ECS socket 939 motherboard with an Xpress 200 chipset (which is way better then the VIA) along with an Athlon64 3000+ for the same money.
            Way faster of a computer, for the same money.
            What's the catch?
            Larger, harder to power adequatly, and prone to overheating. Theres a ton of posts on here about various form factors and issues with them. Long story short, if you want to build it yourself and still value your time and sanity somewhat, you should go with an ITX motherboard, thats not to say you can't do mini ATX well, but I think its much harder to get right.
            StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Outsider787
              Ok, but I'm still not sold on why go with something like a MII12000. For the same money I can get something like a ECS socket 939 motherboard with an Xpress 200 chipset (which is way better then the VIA) along with an Athlon64 3000+ for the same money.
              Way faster of a computer, for the same money.
              What's the catch?
              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78795



              more specifically: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...16&postcount=4
              Jan Bennett
              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by god_of_cpu
                Larger, harder to power adequatly, and prone to overheating. Theres a ton of posts on here about various form factors and issues with them. Long story short, if you want to build it yourself and still value your time and sanity somewhat, you should go with an ITX motherboard, thats not to say you can't do mini ATX well, but I think its much harder to get right.
                Choose a MB and CPU combo that works for your plan. Mine is a lower power solution for that reason, lower power consumption and easy cooling.
                TruckinMP3
                D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

                Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

                Read the FAQ!

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                • #9
                  Why not select the same one that comes with StreetDeck, MB896?

                  Works pretty well... (much better than the MB870 I had before)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rcdash
                    Why not select the same one that comes with StreetDeck, MB896?

                    Works pretty well... (much better than the MB870 I had before)
                    What CPU speed does the StreetDeck unit come with?

                    The reason I wasn't looking at the Intel boards is because of their cost.

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