I got a fairly big task ahead of me to build a computer for my family's boat as they are going to be living on the sea when I move.
But I know I won't be able to visit that often for maintenance and I need to make the Motherboard energy efficient as well as a strong and stable build near salt water.
Luckly building it energy efficient to do what they want to do such as watch all their favorite HD movies ect, is much easier then it was in the past
I want to go with the FM1 socket with a combined GPU and CPU, but I am having issues with the motherboard.
I want it to have Military Grade capacitors on it so it can withstand the test of time, but I also need it with on board video as installing a GPU might be too taxing power wise for the boat.
I really don't think "military grade" capacitors will have anything at all to do with a motherboard's resistance to salt corrosion. You should just get decent, cheap components and hope they don't fail too quickly.
Cheap APU, fine for HD playback: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Only thing I can recommend is liquid cooling on everything. That way you can seal all the components up in some sort of water tight case, and have the radiator(s) located and accessible on the outside. I don't know how big the boat is, but you'll also need to take into consideration the HDD's, and constant motion of the boat. Centrifugal force isn't going to play nice with them. (Assuming you are using HDD's)