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    Help Choosing a MiniITX Motherboard

    I'm sorry if this thread has been posted numerous times but I cant seem to find the info that I want so here I am. I'm currently looking to build a proxy server. The requirements are that it be small and quiet, therefore I'm considering a mini-itx solution. I'm looking for a motherboard with the following in mind:

    Memory: Support of 2GB-4GB of RAM

    LAN: At least 2 RJ45 ports. I really need 3 but with the PCI slot on the board, I can add a NIC card, therefore 2 is the minimum.

    Hard Drive Connectors: SATA or SCSI. I would require a fast hard drive since I plan to have it write a lot of logs.

    As for the other specs, it doesnt matter. I would prefer something something not pricey and definitely reliable. I'll probably use a CPU fan, instead of relying on passive cooling. This machine will be running 365x24x7.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Help Choosing a MiniITX Motherboard

    Don't know of any that will give you 3 ports. Will Micro-ATX do? Should work out bigger and faster but also cheaper.

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    Re: Help Choosing a MiniITX Motherboard

    you can get add-on boards for the jetway mini-itx boards that give you three ethernet ports from www.linitx.com

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    Re: Help Choosing a MiniITX Motherboard

    Well I see that a few boards give 2 ports. I can then just add a NIC card to the PCI slot. So that would be 3.

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    Re: Help Choosing a MiniITX Motherboard

    I frequently use Kontron boards in projects.

    They can be a little hard to find at retail and are not the cheapest but I think they will fit your needs. They are designed for 365/24 use (often in critical telemetry style systems). We use a lot of them in IP cases for hostile environment work.

    Kontron MiniITX boards.

    I recently used this one in a project to build a low power syslog box. The 3 NIC’s are really handy .
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