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itsmeok

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Any reasons why I should not use this motherboard iBase MB899F
« on: February 11, 2009, 08:28:58 pm »
Over the last few weeks I got to know LinuxMCE a bit better. It is time to build a system now that fits in my living-room. I have found the following motherboard. I know that nvidia is prefered over ATI. But what about the video chip that is on this board ?

Secondly is there anyone that knows reasons why I should not go for this board ?

Want to use UI2 with overlay and s-video output.

In stead of copying all the specs I add a direct link to the motherboard and only give the main information that I thought is most important.
http://www.ibase.com.tw/mb899.htm (it is the f version)

CPU Socket
Socket M
CPU
Supports Intel® Core™ 2 Duo/ Duo /Solo processors
Up to 2.33GHz
CPU Front Side Bus ( FSB )
533Hz / 667MHz
Chipset
Intel® 945GM / 945GME chipset
ICH7M
Integrated VGA
Intel® 945GM/GME integrated VGA for CRT/TV out
Supports DVMT 3.0 for memory allocation
LVDS
Intel® 945GM(E) integrated for 18-bit dual channel LVDS
Optional ID390 with Chrontel 7308 for 24-bit LVDS
VGA Options
Optional single/dual DVI cards with connectors on card or via cable
Primary LAN
ICH7M integrated 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Secondary LAN (MB899F only)
Marvell 88E8053 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
Audio
ICH7M integrated audio with AC97 codec
Onboard NS LM4950 amplifier
IrDA
Pin header
Expansion Slot
PCI, MiniPCI, PCI-E(1), Mini PCIe

I really appreciate all feedback