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    chaintech all in one mobo

    found this one tonight while looking for a good motherboard to use for a HTPC (home theater pc) and this seems to be a pretty good candidate.. I'd prefer a socket 370 for less power consumption, cooler running, etc.. but this one is pretty damned nice. model 7nif2

    http://www.chaintechusa.com/eng/prod...OCKA/7NIF2.ASP
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    Man thats sweet, I have been hunting for almost that exact set of features (especially the gforce onboard video with tv out) I don't know why I missed it.

    Thanks for posting the info
    -Aka

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    here's another board.. this one is an msi K7N2G-ILSR.

    http://www.msicomputer.com/product/d...del=K7N2G-ILSR

    both of these boards are available from newegg.com (which is how I found them) Those are the only ones i've found so far with geforce onboard video..
    there are some others.. for instance the via-vpsd line of boards.. there is a baby atx which is basically the same as the EPIA except it's socketed.. it doesn't have a tvout though as far as I can tell.. I found one FIC board.. http://www.harddrive.com/page_loader...+FIC+AT31&UID= here.. but no model number or anything to find from an offical site
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    Yeah the msi is actually better for a home system I would think because of the 5.1 sound, but I am going for my car and wanted to go mini atx to save on space. That chaintech would be perfect if it had the 5.1 but it will work just the same, if I really get determined I can just throw in an audigy if I need the 5.1.

    I thought 5.1 would be nice for the car since the out puts are already crossed-over in a way, 1 out to my amp on my sub another 4 out to my 4 channel amp and just have the pc output the center channel to the 2 fronts or something.

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    mini itx has 5.1 digital

    http://www.mini-itx.com/hardware/ac3/

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    True .. and the itx was my 1st idea, but the video seems a little lacking for my tastes so its either get an itx that will need a video card and then be stuck at 0 upgradability after adding just that one card OR go with a micro-atx that needs a sound card but still has plenty of room to grow.
    I have steered away from the idea of going super small and in-dash with my caputer and am liking the space the trunk will offer, not to mention Ill have my amps back there anyhow so it will be easier to wire up .

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    Yup, I'm aware of those, I have an Epia800 in my car, but they aren't quite suitable for my purposes. I require something with a little more horse power, and a bit more flexible. After tax returns come, I'll probably look around again, but that Chaintech seems to be just what I've been looking for.
    aka Kumaneko
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    Maxima of Doom - project thread - photo gallery
    mp3car system is currently FUBAR and finances do not allow for a correction of that situation
    Real computer hackers use a rotary cutting tool on their motherboard.

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