ok right now I have a celeron 633 with dual NICS running off a 250 watt PWS and no more than a DVD drive connected to it.
I'm looking to minimise it's power usage.. I plan to switch to a floppy based firewall/router on it..
How much power does a DVD-rom pull when IDLE?
I would like to move the computer into a smaller more compact box(Preferably Plastic) what tools will i need to drill/cut and to mount the PCI cards?
Should i also get a mini-ITX style power supply adapter? to conserve space, a 200 watt one could probably handle a floppy and a celeron 633 with two nics correct?
I'm thinking of something like this http://cgi.ebay.com/A5-CRAFT-STORAGE...QQcmdZViewItem
and spraypainting it black, and mounting a few 40mm fans for airflow as well as air duct above proc