First post, by AshleyPomeroy
First post. After upgrading an old laptop a while back I find myself with a box of bits - an 1.83ghz Pentium M, some memory, a couple of hard drives, a graphics card. I remember that the Pentium M had good reviews when it was new, and although it was sold as a mobile chip there were a few small-form-factor PCs and motherboards that supported it. I remember a glowing review from Tom's Hardware and a wave of "silent PC" builds. It's odd to think of the Pentium M as a retro CPU but it's over ten years old now.
Obviously it doesn't make economical sense to built a Pentium M desktop nowadays - it would be cheaper to buy a ten-year-old laptop and hook it up to a monitor - but was there a definitive "this is the best" Pentium M socket 479 motherboard? I imagine that performance would be on a par with one of the slower Core Solo chips. AOpoen appear to have made some neat barebones XC Cube systems and there's one on eBay right now, although irritatingly it doesn't have the custom PSU.