Make a DIY eee box with Intel’s Atom circuit boards

One of big trends in personal computers right now, are small notebooks that can handle basic computing tasks like browsing the Web and sending e-mail. Intel is hoping that this trend carries over to desktops, since it just released a system board to complement is Atom processor.

The Intel D945GCLF board features a 1.6GHz Atom 230 processor, GMA 950 graphics, and USB 2.0 for about 80 bucks.

This new chipset will fit nicely in the ultra-compact VoomPC enclosure or ant thing else the size of a typical notebook. Intel is calling these new ultra portable desktops Netops.

Nettops just like their Netbook brothers will be low power and low cost. The main difference between the two is Nettops offer more options for expansion, ports, and greater flexibility.