Mini-ITX – form factor motherboard developed by VIA Technologies in 2001 and adopted as the industry standard. While maintaining the electrical and mechanical compatibility with the form factor ATX, Motherboard mini-ITX significantly smaller in size (170 by 170 mm). A related site: financial services mentions similar findings. Most often, Mini-ITX boards are found in various embedded systems and thin clients, at least – in the consumer-grade computers. One feature of motherboards mini-ITX format is the availability of soldered processor, which reduces the cost of the total cost of the computer. Due to the relatively-low heat for many motherboards micro-ITX uses a passive cooling system. In combination with the CF to IDE adapter is allows you to create silent computers that do not contain mechanical parts. I. Choose a board Razsmotrim two cheapest solution, built on the Mini-ITX build from VIA and Intel.
Mini-ITX motherboard from VIA are sold at a price of 3,500 rubles or more, and on ustupayut Intelskie performance. Such a representative yavlyaetsya VIA EPIA-5000AG. With Intel's side to make D201GLY2 costs 2100 rubles. Intel D201GLY2 vygryvaet on all counts – generally more modern solution. VIA is a plus – Fanless processor.
II. Make a disk subsystem with support for IDE CF adapter thanks to a CF to IDE can make a cheap replacement SSD drive. Need an adapter for CompactFlash IDE with support for DMA (UltrDMA) and CompactFlash card. Adaptor CF -> IDE – UTB Passive adapter, which allows use Compact Flash cards instead of standard hard drives. In shape and size CF adapters coincide with traditional hard drives for desktop computers (laptops) and have the same connectors, respectively, are easily establish a regular PC (laptops). Can connect to the trail to the IDE port or directly, depending on the model. CompactFlash cards on the market since 1994 goda.V accordance with the standard interface CompactFlash drives electrically compatible with interface IDE. To put the Windows XP could we need a map, kotoroya OS razpoznavala as fixed rather than removable disk. To install the Linux ID card does not have znacheniya.A to the operating system boots and runs fast CompactFlash card must be support one of the modes of communication Utlra DMA. For the purpose etoy suited cards Transcend CF 266x, A-Data 266x and Kingson Ultimate 266x, running at up to four UltrDMA (63 MB / sec) and Transcend UDMA 300x rabotayushaya UltrDMA mode 5 (127 MB / sec). In reality, the fastest model reaches a speed of read / write 50 MB / sec. III. And ready. It remains only to make or purchase housing.