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    Perfect uATX Motherboard for a CARPC

    Perfect uATX Motherboard for a CARPC

    BIOSTAR TForce6100 Socket 754 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


    I think this is the perfect uATX motherboard for a carpc, it has everything you will ever need without breaking the bank. Small for factor, supports AMP sempron uP, nice nvidea onboard video, 2 PCI slots, SATA2, Audio, etc... And I have only read good review about it. I know this is the one I am getting.

    Processor:
    Athlon 64 and Sempron processors
    1.6GHz HyperTransport technology
    Chipset:
    NVIDIA GeForce 6100 + NF410
    Memory:
    2 x 184-pin DDR400 memory modules
    Maximum 2GB system memory
    Slots:
    1 x PCI Express 16x
    1 x PCI Express 1x
    2 x PCI
    IDE:
    Up to 4 EIDE devices
    Ultra DMA 33/66/100//133
    I/O:
    1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial
    1 x PS/2 mouse, 1x PS/2 keyboard
    8 x USB 2.0 (4 rear, 4 front)
    3 x 5.1 channel audio jack
    1 x RJ-45 LAN jack
    1 x Floppy connector
    2 x IDE connector
    1 x Front audio header
    2 x SATA connector
    1 x IrDA
    1 x SPDIF Out
    1 x CD-in connector
    1 x System fan connector
    1 x CPU fan connector
    SATA:
    Up to 2 SATA2 drives
    NVIDIA RAID Technology
    SATA RAID 0, 1
    Video:
    NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU
    Audio:
    Realtek ALC655 AC97 5.1-channel audio CODEC
    LAN:
    Realtek RTL8201BL 10/100mbps LAN
    Hardware Monitor:
    CPU / System Fan Speed
    CPU Voltage
    AGP Voltage
    CPU Temperature
    System Temperature
    Vcore,+3.3V,+5V,+12V
    Size:
    Micro ATX form factor
    24.5cm x 24.5cm ( W x L )
    9.6in x 9.6in ( W x L )
    Accessories:
    1 x User's Manual
    1 x Overclock Guide
    1 x HDD Cable
    1 x FDD Cable
    1 x Driver CD
    1 x Rear I/O Shield
    1 x S/PDIF Cable

    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813138268
    http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails...el=tforce+6100

    Couple this with a AMD sempron 3400+ 2.0Ghz (~60W power consumption), and you got a mean machine.

    Does anybody use this motherboard?
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    Only if you can find a DC-DC PSU to handle requirement.
    DSATX maybe?
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    The 160W M2 power supply should be fine with this mobo, the processor is not power hungry, that's why I chose the AMD sempron (~60W).
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    depends on how many peripherals you have. I have an amd mobile 2800+ (35w) and i can overload my m2-atx with everything installed. Luckily i have the OPUS POL on the way.
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    Not too many peripherals, I have 1 SB audigy2 PCI, 1 3.5'' 7400RPM HDD and 1 laptop DVD/CDROM drive. That's all I am going to put in there. If power becomes an issue, I will consider getting a second PS.
    What are your CARPC specs? And what is OPUS POL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by checksum
    Not too many peripherals, I have 1 SB audigy2 PCI, 1 3.5'' 7400RPM HDD and 1 laptop DVD/CDROM drive. That's all I am going to put in there. If power becomes an issue, I will consider getting a second PS.
    What are your CARPC specs? And what is OPUS POL?
    Honestly i didnt expect the m2 to power this stuff and it actually came quite close. i've got all listed in my sig, one laptop HD, one full size HD, and about ten more combinations of usb devices and hubs. The OPUS POL is a 15 watt "add-on" power supply you can set to regulate 5v and power your usb devices from. Takes 15 watts off the full load of the m2. If your not gonna be adding any more drives or usb devices you'll be fine.
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    Nice find. I'm seriously considering getting rid of my mini-itx mobo and replacing it with this one. The trouble is that I would definitely have to buy a new power supply. The Opus 90W isn't going to cut it.

    But the Biostar should be able to do 800x480, which is a BIG bonus!
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    M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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    Perfect mobo for a carputer is an ITX imo.

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    NANO or Mini IX are the way to go
    Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAScooby
    NANO or Mini IX are the way to go
    Too underpowered. Mostly unupgradable.
    Nuff said.

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