WTB: 700-1GHz MicroATX Board, Integrated Everything

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WTB: 700-1GHz MicroATX Board, Integrated Everything

Long time no write, everyone. Smile Have been reading on and off, and have a MacBook now, love it! But that's not the reason for my post.

I'm getting ready to brew up a low-profile, Linux-powered NAS for my little home network, and I'm looking for a 700-1GHz (ish) small, low-slung (Socket 370, etc) motherboard thats got onboard everything (video and LAN a must,) with proc, maybe a stick of RAM, but that's not really necessary.

I've crawled eBay, and it's insane to ship a machine with these specs for the value, and the 'boards themselves are priced rather high too. So I'm wondering, any of you hanging onto something like this and want to let it go for shipping to save it from the landfill?

Will be making a trip to the uni recyclers nearby, but with it being a 50 mile trip, not having to go would be great.

PM me with offers; note that I'm no peticular rush, but once a deals gotten set, I wont leave ya hangin' Wink

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http://www.newegg.com/Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121333

I've used a bunch of these at work, they're faster than you think they are. Just add RAM, case, and drives.

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RE: Newegg

Super nice find for general-purpose stuff Dr. W, certainly appreciate it.

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May Not Need It

I'm going to put this on 'hold,' so to speak. I just was talking with a friend and they have one they would rather give away than throw away. Have no idea, it might be a 486 for all i know (God, I hope not!) but I'll see how that pans out before I trouble anyone else. Thanks all!

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I've looked at those, but I h

I've looked at those, but I haven't known anyone with real-world exp. with them. The (currently) first review on NewEgg says it favorably replaces a P4 3.06GHz board. What would you compare it to vs. a Socket 478 board? I picked up a cheap Socket 775 board with a 2.93GHz P4 in it, but I can upgrade it past the P4 line, so I've been weighing options. I've still got my 2.8Ghz HT S478 P4 system too, so if one of these really is comparable, and for that kind of price, and my RAM will transfer over...

EDIT: Misread, DDR2, not DDR. Oh well, DDR2 is cheap.

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