Cheap PCs from Wal-Mart - mini-itx

Alvin Oga alvin at
Mon Jun 2 03:02:24 EDT 2003

hi ya

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003, Mike Eggleston wrote:

> On Sun, 01 Jun 2003, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
> > I've got a Via Epia Mini-ITX board I've gotten for another project.  We 
> > loaded RH 9 via PXE-Boot (with particular thanks to RGB!), as in, a 
> > normal install rather than diskless boot.  Works great.  I've got the 
> > slowest, equivalent to a 600 MHz Celeron, but that's all I needed for 
> > this project... in fact, overkill.
> > 
> > Runs pretty cool, even with just the 2 puny little case fans, and can be 
> > driven off a 12v Wall Wart (?tm?; should I trade mark it?  no...) at 
> > less than 5a.  The wart I have is rated for 4.5a, but I've not measured 
> > it yet.

we did lots of testing on that 12v dc-dc input to the  mini-itx mb
( well, folks did all the testing and ordering of the
( custom 12v dc-to-dc atx power supply

we're using the freetech mini-itx mb that supposed to handle p4-3G
( our test will be to keep the cpu cool in our 1u box )

have fun

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