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    Question Normal AMD/Intel system or VIA Epia system??

    HEY GUYS!

    Up to just a week ago i was pretty sure i was gonna get a shuttle pc, amd powered, for my carpc, using an inverter and the carpc ez controller.

    However, as i dont want my carpc in my trunk, i want it under the dashboard, BUT it wont fit, i have been forced to look up the EPIA solutions (17cm x 17cm motherboards!!).

    Now, i have to change my whole plan and way of thinkin if i decide for the EPIA option.

    I would like to ask you guys. Is the performance of the EPIA good? What about its onboard sound?This is important for me, i want it to be decent sound quality!I dont want to buy an extra internal or external sound card.

    I want 5.1 surround, does the EPIA offer this, at a decent level?

    I want to be able to do everything except play games in my system, so it should be able to play DVDs, mp3s, gps, bluetooth, the lot, without a hitch!
    What EPIA motherboard would you guys recommend??

    One other thing, do you guys know if they sell the Shuttle motherboards on their own, without the case?If this were possible it would be great coz i dont think those motherboards are much bigger than the EPIAs.Might fit in my dash.


    Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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    If you're used to fast desktop computers (gaming rigs, high-end workstations, beefy servers, etc.), you'll hate the EPIA boards.
    Shuttle does make motherboards and you can find some of the Shuttle units on ebay and whatnot.

    My own project is a Shuttle case. Check it out here:
    DarquePervert's Shuttle in 2003 Toyota Tacoma

    If you want to lose the inverter, you need to keep the power draw of your system within the limits of the power supply you choose. With zootjeff's new DSATX pushing 220w, there's quite a bit of flexibility there.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    i cant see the pics.wots wrong?

    thanks

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    Heh.
    My hosting bill needs to be paid.
    The more current ones are hosted on imageshack and you can see them.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    wots the model of ur shuttle?
    roughly how big in is the motherboard of the shuttle?

    Thanks DP!!

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    It says the model in the thread, mate! It's SN41G2.
    I don't know the exact dimensions of the motherboard, but it's roughly 11.5" square.

    {EDIT} No it doesn't state that in the thread! My bad!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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