- Intel D945GCLF2 Atom motherboard, with a 1.6 GHz dual-core Atom 330 CPU
- Apex MI-100 ITX case
- Kingston 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz RAM
- Western Digital 320 GB hard disk
To get the OS installed I used an LG USB DVD burner. You could also make a bootable Linux USB stick for the install on similar hardware. See Unetbootin for an easy way to do that.
I named the new machine shoebox.davemarkowitz.net, due to its size and shape. Compared with the MSI Wind barebones system I was also considering it's a little noisier, but not what I'd call, "noisy."
Currently, shoebox is setup as a LAMP box hosting The Shooters' Bar, my list of pro-RKBA attorneys, as well as a "parking" page for Flintlock.org. I've also used it as an SFTP site for a project at my gun club. It's handy having an Internet-accessible server at home again.
Shoebox's small ITX format is great for my needs. I currently have it on a separate IP space from the rest of my home network, but a similar box, maybe with two hard disks in it, would be a good choice for a SOHO file server/NAS box.