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Mini ITX Core Duo Motherboard

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  1. POGE

    POGE New Member

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    A Mini ITX Core Duo Motherboard has surfaced in Japan, and it is rich with features. It uses the i945GM ICH7M chipset, and it will cost about $430. It has a PCI Express slot, onboard VGA, Firewire, Sata, and more.

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    I got my Legos ready....
  3. Tory New Member

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    What's with the white looking slot things?
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    Compact flash card slots. (thanks markkleb)
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    $430 and it doesnt even come with a cpu..... wow.
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    oh man
    with pci e that thing could be just what i need for my next big project!

    (taking a ~95 scsi drive case and modding it into an all in lan box. beige and all. i need a mobo under 8.5x8.5 and that looks like the ticket)
    :) :) :)
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    ouch 430$ .. aopen is coming out with a small form factor core duo notebook soon. maybe its only 200 bucks :)
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    i am planing to to a nano-itx, which is gonna be even smaller...12cmx12cm.
  9. markkleb Guest

    Compact flash card slots.

    Some people dont use hard drives, they put the Operating systems on Compact Flash cards.
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    Wow. 400+ bucks. Too pricey. I would probably buy one if it was half that price like the Desktop ATX versions of the 479 motherboards.
  11. markkleb Guest

    They have SFF mobos for $99 and up. The newer ones use DDR2 and have gigabitLan.

    However they arent crazy gamers yet (only PCI slot,no agp or PCIX16 yet)
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    Why the f2k does it have sodimm *and* normal dimm slots? Seems like a waste of space, especially on an itx mobo.
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    cheaper to buy a mac mini and part it out.... and you get the hdd, and cdrom aswell as cpu+ram for $600....


    bad price point.
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    I think the point of this unit is the pci-e slot. It's not really meant to be a mac mini kind of a unit. It could be, but there are better boards for that. This is for a tiny, portable machine that can game.
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    the intel gma950 isnt really that shabby.......



    for OLD... stuff...

    but oblivion or BF2 on a lan pc, just use a tower.... i'd live with a lot better performancer for less price and have to lug a little bit more around... lol...
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    DC farm, anyone? even if it is similar to a macmini, it'd be much easier to make a farm of... a very small, very powerful, very efficient farm. and very expensive. very very expensive.

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