Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2007 20:18 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Unless you are a big fan of small form-factor computing, you probably haven't been tracking the development of VIA's Pico-ITX motherboards. This form-factor was announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but it has been almost impossible to get your hands on an ITX motherboard and the official U.S. release has yet to happen. A few samples have made their way to reviewers and developers, but because of their rarity coverage has been sparse."
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Different feature set
by Wondercool on Sat 11th Aug 2007 20:43 UTC
Wondercool
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2005-07-08

The mini-, nano- and pico itx boards look fine but are almost always overspecced for what I need.

I would like to build a low cost, low power, home server that is on 24 hours a day. My current home server (basically my old desktop) is eating 170 watts, and that is without having the display switched on.

So I am looking for a small form factor motherboard with giga ethernet, SATA, mini-pci slot+1 PCI slot and 2-4 USB ports, but none of the fancy sound and display options. Neither do I require serial ports. All the VIA motherboards seem to be designed for desktop or media computers.

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