> > An ATX motherboard needs, and is the only one that will fit, an ATX
> > box. One thing to be wary of is that the ATX spec uses a different
> > power connector, though some ATX motherboards use the old style and a
> > few accept both. The new power connector includes signals from the
> > motherboard to the PSU for power management.
> Isn't the Risc PC 2 going to have an ATX style board and case? The case
described as an NLX case (?) - I'd not heard of this type.
I was somewhat pessimistic after the above presentation, because it wouldQuote:> design that I saw demonstarted even had an opening bottom - no comments
> please - which was hinged for easy access. This made it easier to slide
> the motherboard out. But is the RPC2 also likely to have the power
> management features? It might be handy if it did. I was in a shop today
> buying an ATX case and the bloke in there explained that the machine
> will reduce to almost 100% power off with even the psu fans switching
> off, but can be woken by a fax machine or modem. This might be useful
> for some people/businesses.
appear that the RPC2 specs are already 1-2 yrs old compared to current PC
It uses EIDE mode 4 rather then Ultra DMA.
The choice of a 64MHz motherboard, although very fast when compared to RPC1,
it lags behind current PC M'bd speeds which have been at 66MHz for some
time, and are already running at 75 & 100MHz (admittedly needing 100MHz
SDRAM chips which are only now becoming available).
This doesn't bode well for it in 2 yrs time!
For me the final sting was the provisional price of UKp2000 which is to
15" monitor - available for UKp 150
Therefore the base unit would be valued at about UKp1850 and is likely to
32Mb SDRAM - UKp40
2Gb EIDE harddisc - UKp96
24x ATAPI CDRom - UKp50
I personally find the above a bitter pill to swallow :-((
Sorry for the doom & gloom, but thats how many of us felt after the
Any other views??
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