Linux Journal: The Ultimate Linux Box: A Case Study
Apr 03, 2003, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Stone)
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"Once again, it's time to consider how to build the Ultimate
Linux Box. This time we're going to do things a bit differently:
I'm going to analyze one element at a time, write a web article on
it, take readers' feedback from that, add the next component and so
on, until we've built the entire box together. A little open-source
project, if you will.
"This year the idea is to build a multimedia workstation. We
want a dual-head video card, professional quality USB sound, the
latest in serial ATA RAID storage, a DVD recorder, some serious
horsepower to drive it all and, of course, a nice case.
"So, let's get down to cases. For this sort of project we want a
case that can hold as many ATA drives as possible, for future
expansion, but that is still something approaching a normal size.
It also should have good cooling, because all that hardware will
tend to get rather warm. I looked at three different mid-tower
cases: the Chenming ATX-601AW, the Thermaltake Xaser III V1000A and
the Lian Li PC-65B..."