Originally Posted by Kaneda13
I come to you Oh Great masses of knowledge....
i'm looking at building a Mini-ITX board for the kids, and i have no experience with AMD processors, so here's my question:
What's the best processor that will fit in this board:
looking for as many cores/highest stock clock (won't be over clocking this one) as possible.
also, if it makes a difference, this is the case i'll be using:
nothing else other than a standard SATA 2.5" HD and 2 ram sticks (external optical drive only during installations).
Your best bet is probably one of the low power Phenom II's.
The 910e fits perfectly. Its a 65w quad core processor, with a clock speed of 2.6ghz. Has all the features of the higher end Phenom II's such as the large cache, but in a low power package. They are awesome little chips for situations just like this
The 905e would also be good, as it is the same chip, just clocked 100mhz slower. Finally, if you want to save some cash there is the Phenom II x3 705e which is as the name suggests a 65w triple core running at 2.5Ghz.
All of these chips are 65w, and anything else in the AMD lineup less than this is a dual core, so these are probably your best bet! Run cool, don't use any power, but still plenty powerful.