Re: Looking for "Bread Box" Linux PC
From: Matt (matt_at_themattfella.zzzz.com)
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 21:55:55 GMT
Brian Schonecker wrote:
> I'm looking for a square or rectangular PC to run Linux.
> I have an application where I am going to install a Linux server at a
> few [hundred] customer sites. The machine will be headless, keyboard
> free and mouse free. Ideally I'd like to be able to attach the PC to
> a wall or to the side of a metal desk. Some of the PCs will be
> exposed to a fairly hostile environment -- heat, chemical & possibly
> weld spatter.
> Here are the requirements:
> Intel Or AMD processor 600MHz or better, excluding Celeron if possible
> 512 M
> VGA - any variety
> two NICs, any speed
> modem - either builtin or PCI.
> RS232, 9 pin
> USB - 2 ports min
> 30G HDD, min
> All hardware must be contained within the box itself. That is, I
> don't want to plug an external modem into the RS232 interface.
> Size over price is a factor. The smaller the better. Here is a link
> to an HP product. It meets all of the requirements except I cannot
> get both (2) NICs and an RS232 interface at the same time.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
Probably it's not as small as you'd like, and I'm not sure how it fits
all your criteria, but you might take a look anyway at the Antec Aria
case at www.newegg.com and elsewhere. It takes a standard Micro ATX
motherboard, which would be an advantage for flexibility, repairs, and
upgrades. You'd need to add in one PCI NIC and a PCI modem unless you
can find the right motherboard.
Item # N82E16811129146
Case Type: MicroATX Cube Case
Drive Bays: 5.25" x 1/0, 3.5" x 0/3 (external/internal)
Expansion Slots: 4
Front Ports: 2xUSB2.0, 2xAudio, 1xIEEE1394, 8-in-1 card reader
Power Supply: 300W with active PFC
Cooling System: N/A
Motherboard Compatibility: up to MicroATX (9.6" x 9.6")
Dimensions: 10.6" x 7.9" x 13.2" (WxHxD)