also looking at building with...
sound card - M-Audio Delta 1010 LT Sound card
usb ports - Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 5-Port PCI Card
ok, i have an done extensive research on what i want to use to build my carputer and i am hoping that someone will be nice enough to look this over and tell me if it is feasible. i have already checked for compatibility and it seems ok. this is my first carputer pj and i want to make sure i'm going at it right before i invest the time and money.
Motherboard - ZOTAC nForce 610i ITX
Processor - Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.5 GHz
Memory - Kingston HyperX 4 GB (2 x 2 GB)
Hard Drive - Intel 80 GB Internal
Power Supply - M3-ATX Automotive DC-DC
Display - XENARC MDT-X7000
(Cooling Fan) - Cooler Master EEB-N41SS-01 Active Heatsink CPU Fan
Shell - I am going to fab one myself
p.s. Am i forgetting any components?
sound card i want is not compatible. is there a thread on the subject? i have not been able to find a substantial one with alternative suggestions.
ok, found another potential motherboard,
DG45FC LGA775 Mini ITX Intel Processor Motherboard
three newb questions,
1) in the specs i cannot find weather or not the board has pci imputs. am i overlooking the description or is it refered to by something else?
2) description implies included processor but specs don't appear to include it. am i right in assuming that it does not?
3) under sleep/wake up spec it says, "Keyboard wake up, suspend to RAM (STR), mouse wake up, wake on PCI device, wake on USB port"
I have been told the sound card i want (M-Audio Delta 1010 LT) will not work with the sleep/wake feature but the spec implies it will. wtf?
i think that 4 gb is overkill for a carpc, but it won't hurt anything...
opus, and dsatx power supplies both have more reliable solutions...
you didn't say what size of hdd, but i would recommend a 2.5" laptop drive-- they are built more for a mobile environment, but if you already have a 3.5 80gb, it will not hurt to use(there are many members that started off using a 3.5" hdd, and are still using one many years later). but if you have to buy it new, a 2.5" laptop drive will be better.
1)i believe it has one pci-e... thats it
2)no processor, i use the e8400.. 3ghz. with 2gig ram and a 2.5 sata drive i can run the system bare with a m1-atx
3)if you're going to use a pci video card this board wont work for you at all
I would stay away from anything with the 775 socket if possable. Yeah they are much cheaper CPU's but the 775 is a desktop CPU socket. They dont make any mobile procs for that socket. That means 65W TPD on just the processor. That is a ton of heat to get rid of. Yes it will work but why make more headaches for yourself? You should ask yourself if you really NEED that much computing power. The M3 is a bad choice go for at least the M2. The more ram you have the longer it takes to come out of hibernation