AlbertP wrote:How is this related to Intel Atom? The HP server you mentioned isn't even Intel based. I think a moderator needs to split the topic.
You cannot use those Nvidia 7025 boards with Fusion: they have socket AM3 (which are used by the Sempron/Athlon/Phenom series) while Fusions use socket FM1. You can however use Asrock H61M motherboard and Intel Pentium G620 (or cheaper Celeron G530) CPU: that's also a cheap combination. And you have integrated Intel graphics that way, which works very well with Linux. GeForce 7025 is outdated - modern Intel graphics is more efficient and maybe even a lot faster.
This HP server is also somewhat outdated, modern computers need less power to do the same (or the same amount of power to do more). Its CPU is probably a 45nm or 65nm one, while the Intels I mentioned are from a 32nm production process. The smaller size of the transistors makes it need less power.
It's not intel based but i just mentioned it as alternative to the OP.
Also did some checking... found this: http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/48243_A ... ef_web.pdf
they are also marketing it as chip for media/storage server http://www.amd.com/us/products/embedded ... amily.aspx
Additionally though you can get Pentium or celeron my quesiton is will they use as little energy as 25-27W (together with motherboard and all)? Also the comparison was with Atom. And the point is if something does what you need it to do why pay more for some function (extra power) you don't need? ok if it's only a little bit more and if the power consumpion is the same then it is worth it. my initial idea was also to get Atom board but liek i said it dont' see it as a much cheaper option (especialyl if oyu put in somre realyl silent PSU). but i am still exploring.
You can order elsewhere but you need to pay VAT + customs if it's outside EU. vat you can get back (somehow) but not the customs tax.