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    Anyone want to tell me not to buy this?

    I'm thinking about this as a starting point for my new car pc project, but I still don't know enough to buy without questioning. ANY help would be appreciated. Mostly I will be using it for mp3s video and nav - I already have a screen, slim dvd, gps reciever and os discs
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    -AUTOfx


    Processor VIA C3ฎ Nehemiah 1GHZ

    Chipset VIA CLE266 North Bridge
    VT8235M South Bridge

    System Memory 512MB DDR266
    HDD 40 GB

    VGA Integrated VIA Unichrome™ AGP graphics with MPEG-2 Accelerator
    Expansion Slots 1 PCI
    Onboard IDE 2 X UltraDMA 133/100/66 Connector
    Onboard Floppy 1 x FDD Connector
    Onboard LAN VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
    Onboard Audio VIA VT1616 6 channel AC'97 Codec
    Onboard TV Out VIA VT1622M TV out
    Onboard 1394 VIA VT6307S IEEE 1394 Firewire

    Back Panel I/O
    • 1 PS2 mouse port
    • 1 PS2 keyboard port
    • 1 Parallel port
    • 1 RJ-45 LAN port
    • 1 Serial port
    • 2 USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 VGA port
    • 1 RCA port (SPDIF or TV out)
    • 1 S-Video port
    • 3 Audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in; can be switched to 6 channel output
    Front Panel I/O

    • 2 USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 1394 port
    • 2 Audio jacks: line-out and mic-in
    Dimensions

    • 10''(254mm)x7''(178mm)x2''(51mm)
    Tv tuner . MY HD, Macro Image Technology

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    Is it an Epia m10000? How much?

    I think you would be better off with something like the Intel d945gclf or even the 9d45gclf2 (dual core) for US$80.00. The Via c3's don't handle video real well (100% CPU usage when watching a 640x480 video) while the intel boards have a bit more grunt...
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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    if money is a constrain, get a microatx instead, easy fix/replacement, lots of parts.

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    I've had good luck with the Intel little valley D201gly
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Thanks guys I'll keep looking for now

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