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August 5, 2003 6:00:58 PM

I'm looking for a new C3 system to act as a 'smart X-term', I need at least 800MHz & to be almost silent. I'm basicaly looking for a C3 variant of the <A HREF="http://www.iwill.net/products/ProductDetail.asp?vID=189..." target="_new">iWill ZPC</A> without the noise, shuttle clones need not apply. So far I've got the Gigabyte TA1, <A HREF="http://www.tranquilpc.co.uk/" target="_new">Tranquil PC</A> & <A HREF="http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/product.php?view=1091" target="_new">Chyang Fun S668</A> with a mini-ITX mobo the latter two being really a bit too big & expencive.

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August 6, 2003 6:05:38 AM

Are you serious with a C3 system?
August 6, 2003 6:47:02 PM

Okay call me mad but I like my Laptop to be lightweight & truly portable, that's why I've got a Lattitude X200, I like my workstations to be powerful, that's why I've got a Dual AMD MP2800+ with a sys spec to die for, & I like my terminal to be light & power effeicent, which is why I'm looking at a VIA C3 system.

Yeah the C3 ain't no 3GHz P4/XP 3200+ and it's never going to step into the arena and go head to head with the 'best' that AMD & Intel have to offer but then again do you really need that power to say email, surf the net or play a DVD?.. Well no, the VIA C3 has the performence to deal with those demands and also is a lot lighter on the power draw. Am I serious, too damn right I am!

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August 6, 2003 9:28:24 PM

pIII 700...put a large heatsink on that...take off the fan it will be quite and outperform the C3 by quite a bit...

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue: <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Piii_MAN on 08/06/03 05:28 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 7, 2003 4:48:39 PM

okay now run the entire system off a 30w PSU please...

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August 7, 2003 8:27:15 PM

you never said anything about a 30 watt psu...a good quality 90-120 watter and it could get the job done for a celeron...which would still have better performance...

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue:
August 8, 2003 3:07:55 PM

But will probably be more expensive then an ITX system.

I love my Delta 60HP 7000 RPM fan that puts out more dB then CFM :eek: 
August 8, 2003 9:17:43 PM

Now havin' gone over the genral of why use a VIA C3 CPU can we get to the point and have sugestions of any really nice looking C3 based SFF barebones units (I don't like Shuttle clones btw).

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August 21, 2003 3:03:18 AM

I would build one personally, then again, unless you get one of those new eden's that would involve making your own heatsink in order to avoid fans. Have you checked www.mini-itx.com? they have alot of examples and such.
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