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    Sep 2007

    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

    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

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

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    Maximum Bitrate NiSlo's Avatar
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    Gold Coast, Australia
    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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    Oct 2006
    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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