Only if you can find a DC-DC PSU to handle requirement.
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.
Athlon 64 and Sempron processors
1.6GHz HyperTransport technology
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 + NF410
2 x 184-pin DDR400 memory modules
Maximum 2GB system memory
1 x PCI Express 16x
1 x PCI Express 1x
2 x PCI
Up to 4 EIDE devices
Ultra DMA 33/66/100//133
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
Up to 2 SATA2 drives
NVIDIA RAID Technology
SATA RAID 0, 1
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU
Realtek ALC655 AC97 5.1-channel audio CODEC
Realtek RTL8201BL 10/100mbps LAN
• Hardware Monitor:
CPU / System Fan Speed
Micro ATX form factor
24.5cm x 24.5cm ( W x L )
9.6in x 9.6in ( W x L )
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
Couple this with a AMD sempron 3400+ 2.0Ghz (~60W power consumption), and you got a mean machine.
Does anybody use this motherboard?
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).
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.
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.Originally Posted by checksum
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!
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
Perfect mobo for a carputer is an ITX imo.
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