Zotac Releases Tiny WiFi-Enabled Motherboard

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Pei-chen

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2 sticks of 4 GB DDR2 cost $150.00.

I wish they would come out with a LGA775 socket + GeForce 9300 mGPU + 1x PCI Express 16x slot Mini-ITX board.
 

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[citation][nom]IH8U[/nom]Do I see a new entertainment PC running emulators, while in an old NES case in my future?[/citation]

Awesome. I had a top loading Nintendo and stupidly traded it in at GameStop for an XBox years ago. I'm still disgusted with myself. At least I'm holding on to my baseball/basketball card collection from the 90's.
 

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[citation][nom]Pei-chen[/nom]2 sticks of 4 GB DDR2 cost $150.00.I wish they would come out with a LGA775 socket + GeForce 9300 mGPU + 1x PCI Express 16x slot Mini-ITX board.[/citation]

8 GB's of ram isn't really needed IMO. I've been running 4 on XP for awhile and I've never run out.

2 modules of 2GB's each = 4GB total. That's plenty for a small system.

You'd probably want to get an efficient proc for it anyway. No real need for anything too high powered. Who uses their car PC to do heavy lifting anyway? Use your desktop for encoding and then transfer the smaller bit rate files to your car via wifi. Unless of course you have a 1TB drive and no video in your car.
 

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[citation][nom]JonnyDough[/nom]8 GB's of ram isn't really needed IMO. I've been running 4 on XP for awhile and I've never run out.2 modules of 2GB's each = 4GB total. That's plenty for a small system. You'd probably want to get an efficient proc for it anyway. No real need for anything too high powered. Who uses their car PC to do heavy lifting anyway? Use your desktop for encoding and then transfer the smaller bit rate files to your car via wifi. Unless of course you have a 1TB drive and no video in your car.[/citation]
I am thinking of a tiny gaming machine.
 

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I would suspect that not putting a 16 lane pci-e connection in helps to keep the power requirements nice and low. this is a htpc at best, not a gaming machine (though it could be..) Ideally you would keep this puppy under 60-100W total.
 

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[citation][nom]JonnyDough[/nom]Show me a modern game that utilizes more than 3GB's of ram.[/citation]
You need memory for OS, IE/Firefox and P2P programs too. Just because it is a tiny gaming machine doesn't mean it shouldn't do other things.
 

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[citation][nom]Pei-chen[/nom]You need memory for OS, IE/Firefox and P2P programs too. Just because it is a tiny gaming machine doesn't mean it shouldn't do other things.[/citation]

Firefox with 30 tabs open won't use more than a gig unless it's all high def porno pics. You don't play games that require a lot of system power and have Firefox running at the same time unless you're a moron or unless your game is single threaded. In which case, I'm pretty sure 4Gigs of ram will still be just fine.
 
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