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New Computer in PHactotum Land

Finished building a new computer for our house. This one will be placed in the living room so that Trey, Cherie and I can all work on individual computers. This one is mainly built for quite operation, web, email, simple games, but not serious gaming.

I didn't customize this one at all. All the parts are off the shelf. We have a Sharp 15" LCD monitor on its way. Maybe someday I'll build a custom case.


For more pictures click here. Careful 1.7 MB.


VIA EPIA-M Mainboard Specification from www.viamainboard.com
The ultimate platform for the next generation of innovative digital media devices and home entertainment centers.

- VIA C3/EDEN EBGA Processor

- VIA CLE266 North Bridge
- VT8235 South Bridge

System Memory
- 1 DDR266 DIMM socket
- Up to 1GB memory size

- Integrated VIA Unichrome AGP graphics with MPEG-2 decoder

Expansion Slots
- 1 PCI
- 1 Linksys Wireless G PCI Adapter installed into the above slot

Onboard IDE
- 2 X UltraDMA 133/100/66 Connector

Hard Drive
- 1 Seagate Barracuda IV 40Gb

Optical Drive
- 1 Toshiba slimline DVD ROM

Onboard Floppy
- 1 x FDD Connector (not used)

Onboard LAN
- VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY

Onboard Audio
- VIA VT1616 6 channel AC'97 Codec

Onboard TV Out
- VIA VT1622 TV out

Onboard 1394
- VIA VT6307S IEEE 1394 Firewire (1 in front available, other port doesn't have a connection)

Onboard I/O Connectors
- 1 USB connectors for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports
- 2 1394 connectors for 2 1394 ports
- Front-panel audio connectors (Mic and Line Out)
- CD Audio-in connector
- SIR connector
- CIR connector
- Wake-on-LAN, Wake-on-Ring
- CPU/Sys FAN/Fan 3
- System intrusion connector
- 1 I2C connector
- 1 LVDS connector (Optional)
- Serial port connector for second com port

Back Panel I/O
- 1 PS2 mouse port
- 1 PS2 keyboard port
- 1 Parallel
- 1 RJ-45 LAN port
- 1 Serial port
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 VGA port
- 1 RCA port (SPDIF or TV out)
- 1 S-Video port
- 3 Audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in; can be switched to 6 channel output

- VIA FliteDeckĀ™ Luxurious Utility
- MissionControl-H/W Monitoring, Remote SNMP management
- FlashPort-Live BIOS Flash
- SysProbe-Live DMI Browser

Operationg System
- XP Pro for now
- Windows 98 may be used in the future for kid game compatibility

- Award BIOS
- 2/4Mbit flash memory

System Monitoring & Management
- CPU voltage monitoring
- Wake-on-LAN, Keyboard-Power-on, Timer-Power-on- System power management
- AC power failure recovery

Form Factor
- Mini-ITX (4 layer)
- 17 cm x 17 cm

Noise Emissions
PC noise emissions are usually provided in various states of operation such as idle, hard drive accessing and playing a DVD. The fansink on the EPIA M10000 does not alter speed as the CPU loading changes resulting in a consistently low noise level.

Declaired Noise Emissions in accordance with ISO 9296


Noise readings measured in the anechoic chamber at the University of British Columbia by SilentPCReview.com


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