So my old IBM PS1 486 died (it was my mail/web/dns server) and I need to replace it. I was using the 486 'cause it had just a 70 watt powersupply, no fans, etc. Apparently my choices for a modern equivalent is to go with a mini-itx system.
Anyone have a recommendation on which one to get (linux is the only OS it will ever see, unless I get into the BSDs) and a vendor or two that will sell everything I need in one place?
I would suggest that you find one with a VIA C3 Nehemiah processor. If you can find the newer 1ghz and up chip, it will have builtin random number generation for encryption purposes (if that floats your boat).
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Also, if you're looking for a quiet power supply, Antec was supposed to release a fan-less model. It was supposed to have the 350 plus watts. Might be worth a look, as well.