I too was looking at the ASUS A8N-VM CSM motherboard, but I came across another board, the AOpen Pentium M i915GMm-HFS.
Does anyone have experience of the Intel based board. The spec is pretty good and allows use of Pentium M proc. You can see this board here http://www.mediacomputers.co.uk/shop...herboards.html
The spec is:
CPU Intel Pentium M processor
Chipsets Intel 915GM / ICH6-M
FSB 400/533 MHz
Graphics Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
PCI Express 16X supported
Memory DDR 333 or Dual Channel DDR-II 400/533
Serial ATA Ports YES - 2 ports
Serial ATA-II Ports YES - 2 ports
IDE ATA100 Connectors YES - 1 connector USB 2.0 Connectors YES - 8 connectors
IEEE 1394 Connectors YES - 2 connectors on board
RAID Levels Silicon Image SATA-II RAID 0 & 1
LAN Marvell Dual Gigabit PCI Express LAN
Audio Azalia CODEC supports 7.1 Channel and above
Digital Audio S/PDIF IN/OUT
Video connector D-Tub, DVI, S-Video, YPbPr
It's about twice as much as the Asus but is it worth it?
I want it for the usual HTPC uses, DVD, music, PVR and for HDTV in the future.