Linus, excellent work on your Back-of-LCD PC. How did you manage to get your LaScala case to be held up by the LCD? I see a photo of a mount, but it seems quite recessed and a little low on the screen to be the only point of support? BTW what is the size of your LCD?
QuietOC, do let us know how you like your new Pundit!
Just built it this evening. Very easy and fast build.
What's the deal with the feet--they're huge? It would make sense if there were any vents down there, but there aren't. Why make a slim case and then needlessly add so much width/height to it? I also discovered that it just won't work horizontally under my SAMSUNG 997MB. The cpu intake vents would be mostly blocked. Oh well, it is very quiet sitting on edge on the carpet. I think the fan on top idea wasn't the best. I am thinking blowers and blowing the air directly out rather than let it disperse inside the case.
I can't figure out how to get the memory to run at PC3200. Seems the motherboard refuses to set it to the right ratio. Stuck at PC2700 which is a shame since its 2-3-2 PC3200. This is the biggest sign of crap motherboard to me--any board that looks like it is letting you set something that it just won't do. Would have ordered some cheaper memory if I had known.
I am using an old 40GB 3.5" Seagate U6 ATA for the drive--literally covered in rubber--quieter than a lot of 2.5" drives, unfortunately, slower than a lot of 2.5" drives. Interesting that the Pundit came with a little rubber isolation gasket for the hard drive, but then also has places to screw the drive directly to metal. I didn't do that. It seems like it should stay in place just fine.
Funny that it has the VIA southbridge with SATA RAID and only one SATA port and, one IDE connector. Two IDE connectors definitely would be nice. Some people might be interested in some 2.5" SATA RAID in this case. Also the left off IDE channel shows up in windows???
On board video has occasional image tearing at the desktop in WinXP SP2 running at 1600x1200@75Hz. I tried several driver versions, but all seem to have it. VIA/S3 Unichrome Pro IGP really sucks compared to the GeForce 6100 IGP. I'll get to compare them to the SIS IGP on Monday on another build (ASUS Terminator T2-AE1). It was okay playing a DVD tonight.
Cool'n'Quiet works fine with my new/old odd Sempron 64 3100+. CrystalCPUID seems to be able to set lower multipliers and voltages just fine.
Installing the latest (beta) BIOS didn't seem to fix or change anything.
+Very quiet stock
+It does have a miniPCI slot which should be great for a wireless card.
I haven't been too impressed with ASUS. I like their form factors though...
I'm expecting ASUS to announce an AMD-based DIGIMATRIX with a 6150 motherboard anytime now.