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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. (it is the f version)

CPU Socket
Socket M
Supports Intel® Core™ 2 Duo/ Duo /Solo processors
Up to 2.33GHz
CPU Front Side Bus ( FSB )
533Hz / 667MHz
Intel® 945GM / 945GME chipset
Integrated VGA
Intel® 945GM/GME integrated VGA for CRT/TV out
Supports DVMT 3.0 for memory allocation
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
ICH7M integrated audio with AC97 codec
Onboard NS LM4950 amplifier
Pin header
Expansion Slot
PCI, MiniPCI, PCI-E(1), Mini PCIe

I really appreciate all feedback