>Hmm, speaking of cheap machines etc, has anyone tried this sort of
>thing: http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/humidor64/ ? or more
>importantly has anyone had any positive/negative experiences with
>the Via mini-itx boards/via c3 processors.
>I recall a thread last year about building a custom MP3/CD/Game/vcd
>recorder machine, these systems seem to hit the mark. Also, I need
>to build a new box, and I was thinking about something that would be
>as unobtrusive as possible in my living room;)
I have one built up into an old IPC case. It works fine. I have the
5000 (the 533MHz
version). It's not very fast, bu fast enough... for playing MP3's, or
CD's it'd be
okay. Forget it for games, as you only have a trident blade, and no AGP slot.
There's an 800MHz version IIRC, but that one has a fan. There's also new
ones coming out soon with a better video card, firewire, and 6 channel sound.
(Oh, and they don't use the - voltages on the ATX PSU, so you should be
able to get away with just regulating power for them, rather than inverting
(and seeing as I forgot it.. it's running debian woody. It was also
the dialup server
with a wireless card at the LBW for a few days, until we got the other ISDN
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