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#76
Yo yo post some options from this side of the pond yo! ;)
i had a look on ebay us and there really is not much in the way of itx boards. you would probably be cheaper getting something new.
 

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#77
i had a look on ebay us and there really is not much in the way of itx boards. you would probably be cheaper getting something new.
Yup, that is why I keep mentioning that Gigabyte board with the Celeron 847, which I'm considering getting by the way. 80 USD isn't a bad price compared to everything else I've been seeing. Pair it up with some low voltage memory and an SSD and you have yourself a very low power machine.
 
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#78
i am wanting more physicalization instead of virtualisation starting with the router OS hence this project.

i want to have a dedicated computer for each task instead of everything on one computer.
one for the router, one for my UNRAID server, one for encoding and everything else.

and i found this for you Americans wanting ITX on the cheap

ZOTAC 880G-ITX $54!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZOTAC-880...487149676?pt=Motherboards&hash=item53eeb5606c
 

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Dual on-board LAN is a requirement for any mainboard I decide to go with since the expansion slot won't have any room to be used with the chassis I'm planning on using and I need two Ethernet ports for it if it is to replace my current over-powered gateway.
 
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#80
I'm thinking of putting the x6 from my server into that board along with 8gb of ram for my encoding box. I also seen a 1155 board and celeron for cheap that would run unraid.
 

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#81
If money was less of a concern, I personally kind of like this Intel motherboard with an i5-3470S. There aren't many SATA ports but that is where that 4-lane PCI-E slot comes in handy. 4xUSB 3.0 ports is pretty nifty too. The spec says it has one full length mini-pci-e and one half-length mini-pci handy on the board too.
 

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There's a pico-itx on the TPU home page
 
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I could make my spare lga775 system into a router. It is a matx board and has a core 2 duo 6300. I could stick a dual lan card in there to supplement the single onboard lan. I could even downclock the cpu. It uses about 100 watts.
 
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#84
Yeah, sure...
 
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finially got the last of the parts ! 5x antenna connectors and a power socket.


il fit them soon..
 
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#86
got some work done to it tonight

hot air gunning the antenna connectors.


soldered pig tail leads to router LED's and antennas



RP-SMA connectors mounted on the case and router pcb chopped down.


2.4ghz antennas


5Ghz antennas



still to mount the fan, front panel LED's and a power socket.
 
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got a fan and some led's mounted on the front. i ended up going with a big 50mm fan rather than the 25mm one this way its running on 5v and still pushing enough air to keep everything cool. the led's are not wired in yet im just waiting for some different ones as the 3 colour ones i was planning on using wont work due to having a singe + and multiple - and the router outputs the opposite.
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That is one funk-ay lookin' box, yo.

Nicely done.
 
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#89
looking very cool, couldn't you use some form of relay to switch the negative of the LEDs?
 

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#90
i got a bunch of those 50mm fans! AVC ones right?
 

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#91
I'll take one of these to go, with a large fries and shake please.
 

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#92
Very clean. I like I a lot. :)
 
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i have ordered a 256mb CF Western Digital Silicone drive for £6.50 to replace the 8gb Seagate microdrive i am using just now. i dont want the microdrive running 24/7 because i think it will just get worn out where as flash memory can pretty much run forever as long as your just reading from it.