Sounds cool. Make sure to post pics, I'm always up for new server ideas. What I found lacking was the board! I had the PC2500E. The CPU was great, I certainly wouldn;t want a C7 for everyday use but for a server it was perfect, especially with a 7W TDP. Dislike: Noisy HSF; No GbE LAN; 3 pin fan connectors (both HSF and case fan); only 2 sata ports; form-factor; the list goes on. I would not be put off buying another Via board, nor would I rule out a C7-D, that board just seems misplaced to me. Low TDP says 'server' to me, so why only 2 sata ports and no gigabit lan? You could use the 2 PCI slots for a lan card and a sata port card, but then you've got no room for expansion, no TV tuners or anything. It can't be used as a HTPC as it has minimal GPU power, which again suggest that the board is meant for servers. 2GB ram limit? It also won't fit in a mini-ITX case, so I'll have to find a bigger case for it, a bigger case which would allow me to use more drives if only it had more than 2 sata ports. When all is said and done, it's a perfectly decent mobo if you can find a use for it. You certainly can't complain bout the sub £40 price point!