I'm for the P4 and anticipating AMD joining in the future. VIA hasn't had a very bright past with their cpu's, and I'm amazed they are still hanging on. It seems their board chipsets is what's keeping them alive. Personally I've had many problems with their products and plan to stay away from their products.Originally Posted by HybridMike
I just recently purchased the Morex 3677 P4 (Intel 845GV chipset) barebone system that has onboard 120w dc, but requires an external ac source. Needless to say I don't have any type of power management and the monitor is showing the power spikes and dips from using an ac to dc inverter. Today I ordered an Opus power supply due to the power management capability of the unit. I'm hoping this will extend the life of my equipment.
Something I would like to see is a shock and vibration absorbing mount system to help extend the life of our pc's. Like this, just add a dampening system to it.
If you could build your system with the power management, small footprint, low heat output and an affordable price, they will come.