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    Guys,
    Again, it's a pity the Zotac H55 ITX doesn't meet wit th OP's requirements, as it's a grea little board - in my opinion, it's only bested by my Commell LS-373 - much smaller footprint clinches the deal for me.

    Both are equally good for carputer use, and the H55's better performance goes unnoticed in this application.

    But, you do pay the premium for the industrial boards, especially the mobile-cpu versions.....

    But then again, the stability is something to behold.
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    for like $400 just for the board, way too much. however, if money is no issue to you, then my god look at what a 160w power supply can do now!

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    Guys, you need to realize, that $400 buys you a lot of stability. 'm using the Commell LV-677 in a few industrial applications, with ambient running around 45 deg C, and CPU sitting at a hot 65-69 deg C, and been that way for 2 years, 24/7.

    Acting as HMI to big processes....so...yeah......I would most likely always go for the industrial board, vs the commercial.

    Then again, probably overkill, but so is 500 horses on the rear-threads of my UTE
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    i wont argue... cars are rough on consumer hardware.

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    Well, I'm committed, now... (or, is that "I oughta be committed??)

    I just scored an i7 620M processor (QS code) for $265, shipping included. I've found an e-retailer for the ibase board for $400, but I'll be patient for a bit, and see if I can't find one a little cheaper.

    And yes, money is no object on this build!

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    "Stability" for CarPCs is a wash.....

    Most "consumer" level hardware isn't THAT bad...it's all marketing (and a few different capacitors...). Silicon is Silicon. The major components are the EXACT same on Commell vs a run of the mill Gigabyte (for e.g.) board.

    You could buy 4 "consumer" boards for the cost of an "industrial" version of the same. Hell, I put consumer level boards everywhere. If they go poof..buy another one. The hardware changes so rapidly these days that by the time one of the consumer ones goes poof, you'd want to upgrade anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapone View Post
    "Stability" for CarPCs is a wash.....

    Most "consumer" level hardware isn't THAT bad...it's all marketing (and a few different capacitors...). Silicon is Silicon. The major components are the EXACT same on Commell vs a run of the mill Gigabyte (for e.g.) board.

    You could buy 4 "consumer" boards for the cost of an "industrial" version of the same. Hell, I put consumer level boards everywhere. If they go poof..buy another one. The hardware changes so rapidly these days that by the time one of the consumer ones goes poof, you'd want to upgrade anyway.
    i agree!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapone View Post
    "Stability" for CarPCs is a wash.....

    Most "consumer" level hardware isn't THAT bad...it's all marketing (and a few different capacitors...). Silicon is Silicon. The major components are the EXACT same on Commell vs a run of the mill Gigabyte (for e.g.) board.

    You could buy 4 "consumer" boards for the cost of an "industrial" version of the same. Hell, I put consumer level boards everywhere. If they go poof..buy another one. The hardware changes so rapidly these days that by the time one of the consumer ones goes poof, you'd want to upgrade anyway.
    +1

    You just have to swap the capacitors on a consumer board (or dc-dc/power supply/etc)
    to solid state ones, and you are done
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    Just as well we have a choice then.

    To me, stability is important. To you, it might be something else, like cost...so, I'll stick with my Industrial boards

    It's a little more than a few components that's different too....again, your choice, and no problem with that.
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