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    Go with Mobile AMD Athlon and mATX mobo. You are better of getting a Biostar mATX instead of the Asus mATX I have because (I think) the Biostar give you a option to select FSB. On the Asus, you have to do the hard way => wire mod.
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    cool I am probebly gonna build the case my self. but my question is how is it best to mount the motherboard and heardrive so that they dont take the shock of the road too much.

    Is there a certian type of rubber mounts or something I could use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    Go with Mobile AMD Athlon and mATX mobo. You are better of getting a Biostar mATX instead of the Asus mATX I have because (I think) the Biostar give you a option to select FSB. On the Asus, you have to do the hard way => wire mod.
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    The Biostar does give you this ability
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaguru
    cool I am probebly gonna build the case my self. but my question is how is it best to mount the motherboard and heardrive so that they dont take the shock of the road too much.

    Is there a certian type of rubber mounts or something I could use?
    OK. But what about what I said before, and also how are the mini itx m1000 motherboards? They seam the most car pc friendly from what I can read from searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaguru
    OK. But what about what I said before, and also how are the mini itx m1000 motherboards? They seam the most car pc friendly from what I can read from searching.
    Overall the M10K is the easiest to install, but also it is the "slowest" capable CPU. For about the same amout of money (or a little more) you can get 2x faster setup with AMD, and hopefully this hardware setup will last couple years and able to run future software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    Overall the M10K is the easiest to install, but also it is the "slowest" capable CPU. For about the same amout of money (or a little more) you can get 2x faster setup with AMD, and hopefully this hardware setup will last couple years and able to run future software.
    Ok sounds a little more on the better side for me. I am looking for something that is gonna last. But are the AMD's just as small as the mini itx's? I am really sorry for all the questions.

    THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP SO FAR!!!!! I really like this forum

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    If you are not install the whole PC in the Radio openning, arm rest, or glove box, mATX size will fit basicall anywhere (trunk, or under passenger seat). Most of them at or around 9.6" to 10" all sides. The Asus I have is measure at 9.6"x9.6"

    Look up the spec between the 2 type of mobo you are going to use and space available in your car. Kind of imagine where the PC going to be and all the wire/gps/mouse/junk.
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    hmmm. Well I am going to be trying to build an arm rest in the middle between my 2 front seats. I have a good amount of room and I can taylor it to my everyneed, but I will need to do more research.

    So 1 more question. What is the best thing to use to mount the motherboard ans especially the hd. I really want something with shock obsorption.

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