There is also this really cheap board, I think I might try it out:
ZOTAC NF630I-D-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 Mini ITX
Amazing board for being so cheap. :dance:
i like the combo deal on that site:
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM
ZOTAC NF630I-D-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Original price: $244.98
Combo Price: $234.98
anyhow... intel's atom 330 board will beat all other boards...
^ I doubt the intel atom is even remotely comparable in speed with a 2.5Ghz core 2..
Here's a benchmark that shows the Atom 330 WAY behind a A E1200 Celeron (which itself is clearly behind a Core 2 E5200 or better):
The atom is clearly the best choice IF you really care about power.. which I don't really care about in my car to be honest (not to mention the new 45nm Core 2 chips are fairly power-efficient as well).
As long as you are running 2-ch audio and a common front end, you are fine with an Atom. It is when you get to DVD playback and FLAC that it becomes an issue of lack of power. Especially with a skin and a bunch of USB drivers running at the same time.