Be careful of the choice of CPU if you are planning on
doing any transcoding. My VIA C3 800 MHz is not fast
enough to keep up with a high bitrate mp3 stream. It
is perfectly fast enough to drive 2 SLIMP3s and a
Squeezebox without transcoding.


--- Jacob Potter <jacobdp (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 12:38:28 -0500, you wrote:
> >I was thinking MicroAtx MOBO and case, with RAID 0 and two large drives
> >160-200gb. Considering 5400rpm drives to achieve low cost and heat.

> I would suggest using Mini-ITX.
> My current setup (I keep migrating...) is VIA EPIA V8000A board, which
> is sub-$100, and 128mb of RAM. It works great, typically around 8%
> CPU usage with my 1 SliMP3. Very quiet too.
> I haven't measured the power draw, but it's supposed to be around 20
> watts.

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