Joined: April 2006
||Posted: June 01 2006,05:35
Well I shelved this for a few weeks to let it ferment. I'm currently of the opinion that if I put a standard Mini-ITX board in an enclosed area, the fan on the heat sink would help circulate the heat in the case, which would help the fins on the outside of the case pull the heat out.
So I think that running a fan inside the closed case is better than no fan, as long as the fan does not fail.
So I'm looking at getting the Phylon 7f2WE16 board- It is a 1G VIA C7 board, with a small fan on it. The neat part is that I can add on 1-3 10/100 ports, or 3 1G ports for $42-$52. The Via PD6000 was my first choice, but it is end of lifed, and the replacements are not available yet.
I'd put it in the VoomPC case, and making a new sheet-metal end-cap that has my logo, and closes up the vent holes. Not sure if I'll use a thumb-drive, CF or HD for storage yet.
I plan to get one soon for testing- The last sticking point is if DSL would be happy running on that board.
VIA C7 1 GHz processor
VIA CN700 north bridge
VIA VT8237R south bridge