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John B.

John B.

Joined on 03/03/01

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Bought to turn into a router

ECS NM70-TI (V1.0A) Intel Celeron 847/807 Intel NM70 Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo
ECS NM70-TI (V1.0A) Intel Celeron 847/807 Intel NM70 Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo

Pros: I bought this to turn into a home firewall/router running Sophos. So I wanted something small with low power consumption. Size - ITX Thin... very small Power Consumption - 12w at idle. That is with two sticks of 2GB memory and a mSATA drive. Came with a mini pci express wifi card. (can't use with sophos though)

Cons: Does not have a pcie slot so additional NIC will only run at USB 2.0 speed at best. Not a big issue as my incoming internet isn't that taxing that yet.

Overall Review: Should be great for a router/firewall device, a home server, or maybe even a hometheater device. The price at $32 after rebate certainly is in my price range. My total bill for the router was $32 for the MOBO, $22 for the HD, $7 for the usb NIC, and $24 for the memory for a total of $85. Not bad for an router that is way better than any of these little wifi routers.