Top Carpc choices for M2-ATX
yep, I've had it with my Jetway J7F5. On my 2nd problematic board so good riddens. Warranty is meaningless, as it doesn't cover time wasted.
I am looking for a board that can work within my M2 PSU with the following criteria:
- Windows XP
- RoadRunner front end
- IG4 paird with USB GPS
- HD radio on com port
- At least 5 audio 3.5 ports
- at least 4 usb on back
- MUST BE STABLE WITH GOOD SUPPORT AND POPULARITY
- At least 1.5 GHZ processor and upgradeable
- run a zenarc VGA 700
- 2 smart fan connectors
- run relatively cool and be hard in extreme environments (4x4 useage)
without respect to price, what are peoples recommendations? Based on the latest and greatest out there, I think the constraint of the M2 is the biggest one. Stability/reliability is the most important criteria to me. I want to stick it in and be done with it.
I'm looking at the msi fuzzy 465 (socket P) , IEI Kino 9452 (socket P), and 445 (socket M) based on some feedback I found. 445 seems to have a good track record, although I've read elsewhere that MSI customer support is poor and drivers are problematic (only 1 tech comments, but slowed down my purchase to a more deliberate research exercsise). I'm open to others - just no Jetway!magicword
I don't have a lot of time so I'm ready to buy. This is going into a Land Rover with lots of electrical accessories, so I want to be power sensitive, and that's why I am limiting myself to the M2-ATX wattage (plus it works great for me so far). Thanks in advance for any contributions.