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Low powered Music PC

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by CrispyXUK, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. CrispyXUK

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    Hi all

    Looking at building a low powered music pc, that might play the odd divx on the PJ currently looking at this sort of spec;

    800mhz Pentium 3
    256MB Ram
    802.11g Wireless network to server
    M-Audio Audiophile 2496 (already have this)

    the thing im stuck with is cooling, small motherboard, PSU and case. I would prefer a small form factor mobo and case, can I use passive cooling on the CPU as its low power? would I be able to use an external PSU for this?

    Thanks for looking
     
  2. Mango Bob

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    Try looking at the mini-itx series, I think some of them are passively cooled and run about 1GHz - they're also tiny!

    www.mini-itx.com
     
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    I had a look at those but they seem to be very underpowered whilst also being very overpriced, a PIII and Mobo works out a lot cheaper, thanks anyway
     
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    I think they're about comparable with a PIII - the newer ones are 1.2GHz too, but have to agree they work out pricey...cheaper if you self build, Hush while very nice cost a fortune.

    They're very good for small size and power consumption though! The nano-itx motherboards are the same size as a cd!
     
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    Take a look at http://www.icp-epia.co.uk/ Have an ITX system with 1GHz, M/B, case and PSU for £99.00. Limited offer but might fit the bill.
     

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