This machine is the computer behind a recent project of mine - a 10ftx20ft CNC router. Picked up a frame for a very decent price last summer but never really got around to restoring it back into functionality up until now. The components are in no way useful for performance or heavy computing; just simple CNC operations. Everything was cheap and came together quite nice.
Space is very limited around the router, so mini ITX was a must
Fast read/write speeds for on-demand loading and rendering of CNC programs
Low power, "not too big of a deal if it dies" device
Solid, durable case for an industrial environment (collisions, dust, etc.)
The last few pictures are the DC motor amplifiers (black rectangles), DC power supplies, and the router frame itself.
The component box lineup is different than pictured. For whatever reason, the motherboard came in an AMD box (Purchased it new [which it obviously isn't] but it works just the way it should) and the power supply is no longer a slim ITX, but standard ATX.
Simple, cheap, quick & dirty- gets the job done. (Comes with 4Gb laptop RAM along with Intel Atom and a passive heatsink)
Fast and furious - Cranks out internal operations with blazing fast read/write speeds.
Sleek and spacious - but tiny. This case gets the job done with plenty of room for components and cable management with a solid structure and durability.
Power is power, but this power is cheap power. If it's all you need, it'll work quite well.