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    What does everyone think of this setup?

    This is just the main part of the brain for now but what do you all think?

    JetWay JNC62K-LF AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Mini-ITX Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 1640 2.7GHz 45w CPU
    2GB Mushkin 800 MHz DDR2 PC-6400 SDRAM

    JetWay JNC62K-LF AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Mini ITX Motherboard SPECS:
    Brand JetWay
    Model JNC62K-LF
    Supported CPU
    CPU Socket Type AM2+/AM2
    CPU Type Phenom / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
    FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
    Chipsets
    North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 8200
    Memory
    Number of Memory Slots 1240pin
    Memory Standard DDR2 800
    Maximum Memory Supported 2GB
    Expansion Slots
    PCI Slots 1
    Storage Devices
    PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
    SATA 3Gb/s 4
    SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD
    Onboard Video
    Onboard Video Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 8 series
    Onboard Audio
    Audio Chipset Realtek ALC883
    Audio Channels 8 Channels
    Onboard LAN
    LAN Chipset Realtek 8211B
    Second LAN Chipset Realtek 8111C
    Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
    Rear Panel Ports
    PS/2 1
    COM 2
    Video Ports D-Sub + DVI
    USB 6 x USB 2.0
    Audio Ports 6 Ports
    Onboard USB
    Onboard USB 2 x USB Connectors @ 480 Mbit/s for 4 USB 2.0 Ports
    Physical Spec
    Form Factor Mini ITX
    Dimensions 6.7" x 6.7"
    Power Pin 20 Pin
    Features
    Features 2 x DB-9 RS232 Port
    Packaging
    Package Contents JNC62K-LF
    Driver Disk
    User Manual
    Rear I/O Panel Shield
    IDE/PATA Cable
    SATA Cable
    DVI to HDMI Adapter
    CPU Cooler with Fan

    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640 CPU SPECS:
    Brand AMD
    Processors Type Desktop
    Series Athlon 64
    Model ADH1640DHBOX
    CPU Socket Type
    CPU Socket Type Socket AM2
    Tech Spec
    Core Orleans
    Multi-Core Single-Core
    Name Athlon 64 1640
    Operating Frequency 2.7GHz
    Hyper Transports 2000MHz
    L1 Cache 128KB
    L2 Cache 1MB
    Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
    64 bit Support Yes
    Hyper-Transport Support Yes
    Virtualization Technology Support No
    Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
    Voltage 1.25/1.35/1.40V
    Thermal Design Power 45W
    Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 3 years limited
    Labor 3 years limited

    2GB DDR2 PC-6400 SDRAM SPECS:
    Brand mushkin
    Model 991580
    Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
    Tech Spec
    Capacity 2GB
    Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Cas Latency 4
    Timing 4-4-4-12
    Voltage 2.0V - 2.1V
    Heat Spreader Yes
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts Lifetime limited
    Labor Lifetime limited

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    I have two of those motherboards. I like them a lot. I have problems with a particular USB device on one of the motherboards with Windows. Same device on another motherboard of the same model under Linux works fine. The Windows one is also using an M2-ATX, and the Linux one a desktop PSU. So I'm still not sure if it's a driver issue or a power issue (it's a high-power USB device). See http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/revi...2k-review.html for details.

    As for the CPU, I assume you're recycling it from an older system? If so, fine. Otherwise, if you're buying it, you can get an Athlon II 2.8 GHz dual-core for $63.

    Hope this helps!
    -- Kevin

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    Everything is brand new, the reason I chose that CPU is, well, I didn't. It all comes in one package and I can get a really good deal on it. I just want to make sure it will work for my application.

    I read all about the USB problems which makes me hesitant but that thread makes it look like it's a power issue, not a mobo issue based on some other posts. I don't have any high drain USB devices but I do have lots of devices (Sirius, GPS, TC, OBDII, etc).

    Is the single core sufficient for a carpc? The biggest drain I can think of is maybe GPS + DVD running with RR at the same time.

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    I had the same motherboard and cpu in my previous installation and a 2 giga Kingston ram. It was very flashy with a lot programs on the hard drive. The only thing you have to be careful is to keep it cold. The 1640 produce a lot of heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyR View Post
    It was very flashy with a lot programs on the hard drive
    Define flashy. Do you mean it was "stuttering" while performing tasks?

    Would keeping it cool in +40C ambient be too difficult to be worth it?

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    That's pretty toasty. Make sure whatever case you put it in, it has lots of airflow. Cases like the VoomPC and MoCoSo cases probably wouldn't have enough airflow through them to keep it cool with +40C ambient temperatures.

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    I was planning on building my own case going off of blk02si's drawings. I have an 05 F-150 so his exact dimensions would fit perfectly. I'm wondering if the -30C weather would be a problem with that type of case though...

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    You have temperatures from -30 to +40C? Wow. Where do you live?

    If I recall, hard drives won't operate at that low temperature. I think SSD's do, though.

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    I live in a semi-arid desert (+40)...in Canada (-30).
    Weather.ca says:
    Max Temp: 40.4 C
    Max Temp.Date: Jul.23 2006
    Min temp: -27.7 C
    Min Temp. Date: Jan.15 2005


    Anyways, is my only choice an SDD? Is this CPU too hot for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyR View Post
    I had the same motherboard and cpu in my previous installation and a 2 giga Kingston ram. It was very flashy with a lot programs on the hard drive. The only thing you have to be careful is to keep it cold. The 1640 produce a lot of heat.
    I mean that with that cpu the pc was fast. If you planing to make your own case with good airflow then you don't have any problem

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