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AOpen Ready with Dual-Core Atom Nettop Platform

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Harnessing an adequately powerful processor in the Intel Atom 330 dual-core, AOpen is ready with a nettop system board in the mini-ITX form factor, the AOpen i945GCt-DN. AOpen has taken care of the essentials, making it an entry-level platform.

    The i945GCt-DN embeds an Atom 330 processor clocked at 1.60 GHz, with provision for a single DDR2 memory module of the standard 240-pin DIMM size. It takes its power from an external 12V input or from the Molex connector. It lacks an ATX power switching input. Of all the components, the i945GS northbridge is actively cooled with a fan. The Atom 330 makes do with a heatsink, while the ICH7 southbridge is cool enough to run without one. Display output is via a D-Sub connector. A total of 8 USB 2.0 ports are provided (4 on the back-panel + 4 by headers). Also provided are the essential 10/100 Ethernet and 6-channel audio. A single PCI-E x1 slot provides expansion. Pricing is yet to be known.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    drive bay computer woot :D

    i love how the chipset runs hotter than the cpu...go intel on that one
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    sounds like something i would try... wonder how much they are and where you can get one
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    cant they put a little effort into making these look half way decent like regular mobos? i'd have one just for torrent/file/print sharing if it looked better.
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    Gotta love 945. It's the CHIPSET that has the active cooler, not the CPU. LOL
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    Futher proof that Intel is ruining what would be a perfectly good low-power processor by pairing it with a horrible chipset.

    Although, if every fan comes with that wacky cartoon smiley face on it, then it's a deal.
  7. Easy Rhino

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    i think id rather stick with VIA for now. plus, i want this chipset on a pico-itx board.
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    AOpen is still around. Wow.
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    I still waiting for my 16x pci-e slot :p
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    thats pretty cool how its powered by a single molex port.

    makes you wonder how you're meant to turn the PC on, since most PSU's power on via the ATX plug...
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    so ABIT gone AOPEN back , sounds good but about this platform look like old P2 mobo with this fan
  12. Easy Rhino

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    heh the first PC i ever built back in 98 has an aopen mobo. it was good quality.

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