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    Post Looking for a good "all in one" fcpga MB for a 533 celeron

    Any sugestions? I looked at a PC Chips board, but i'm not quite fond of the experiences i've had with thier MBs. I would like to find something with LAN, Sound, and video that i can upgrade later in case i want to watch dvds or play games

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    Maybe the pc chips M758LMR+ ?

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    If this is for in-car use, what are you going to use for a display? Unless you have an LCD that uses VGA input (expensive) then you will need TV out. Take a look at the Shuttle FV-24 - it's tiny and has sound, LAN and video with TV out. Lots of people here use this board, and it seem's great for in-car use.
    I've had bad luck with PC Chips in the past, and would not recommend them. If you need an inexpensive small board but don't require the TV out, check out the Asus CUSI-FX.

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    Thanks, Oh i also have a K62-500 sitting around too if that would be a better processer. Would an AT board would make for an easier to find PSU (DC-DC)? Also I was wondering if a seperate video card would be an advantage as far as DVD playback Games and processer headroom in general.

    [ 01-01-2002: Message edited by: CptnDip**** ]

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    I have a Emachines e-300, and it works great, Crystal sound Audio, ATI video, and onboard IDE. It boots quickly aswell.
    I believe it supports up to a celeron 450, but I'm not sure.
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    GVC DF701. No slots at all, but the thing is tiny, has integrated everything (decent hardware, too), and is cheap. Check eBay for them.

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    So the GVC DF701 boards on ebay have the wrong pic posted?

    They seem to have one pci card.

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    DC-DC power supplies for AT boards are cheaper and easier to find than the ones for ATX boards. In terms of which CPU to use, many people have run into problems using DivX on K6-2 CPUs, and overall the Celeron is the better CPU. That having been said, if you aren't going to be using DivX then either CPU would be fine, so go with the one that's easier to find a motherboard for. AT motherboards for Socket 7 CPUs are easier to find.
    I'm using a Biostar EasyNow! barebones PC, which supports AMD K6, K6-2 and K6-3 CPUs, has onboard video, sound, LAN and modem and also has a built in DC-DC converter. These are great if you can find one, as you only need to supply 12V DC and it generates the other voltages on the motherboard. Here's a link to one of these on E-Bay (not my auction, just giving an example). Some pictures of this thing opened up are on KCMONGO's page or check out this thread.

    [ 01-02-2002: Message edited by: mtmsol ]

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