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    Small File or Game Server

    Received this little case today from Maplin





    I'm going to build a server for gaming and/or file sharing.

    What I need to buy now is a small motherboard. I’m looking at the epia range. However if I decide to use it as a game server I’m not sure whether or not that the top of the range epia would be any good.

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    i think the epia 1ghz nehemiah should be okay, i'm using the via epia 800 as a webserver, and apart from my broadband connection being a bit slow, it's doing fine

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    I've seen a via of some description in the black version of that case but with a blowhole and some fancy lighting. Real nice case.

    As far as serving I would imagine the 1ghz would be fine, I have a friend running apache on the old 533 normal version and his site always seems to load up at a decent speed.

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    Originally posted by www.josh.org.uk
    i'm using the via epia 800 as a webserver
    I think I'm going to purchase the EPIA-M10000 Nehemiah and 512MB PC2100 Ram.

    Is it me or is RAM going up in price again??

    BTW what power supply do you use www.josh.org.uk??

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    Originally posted by rough_neck
    I think I'm going to purchase the EPIA-M10000 Nehemiah and 512MB PC2100 Ram.

    Is it me or is RAM going up in price again??

    BTW what power supply do you use www.josh.org.uk??

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    rough_neck
    i just use a standard atx psu (as i've not got it in a small case) , but www.mini-itx.com sell a 55w silent psu that would probably fit your requirements.

    Josh

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    55w ?
    thats a bit low is it not??

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    I have a feeling I saw one (quiet itx psu) for sale in the trade section.....

    Here : http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?threadid=307

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    55w ?
    thats a bit low is it not??
    Taken from mini-itx

    "VIA claim a 10% drop in power consumption for the Nehemiah M10000, which would give it a maximum power consumption of about 23 or 24W"

    A hard drive is about 3 watts (I think) not sure about a slim line cd-rom drive?

    Total wattage then would be around 30watts...

    rough_neck

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    Yeah 55 watts will be plenty. It seems in todays world of 450-550 watt psus people forget just how efficent computers can be.

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