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Need help on choosing "mini" pc's

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I'm currently looking for desktop PC's with very small form factors. I need to stack at least 16 of them and they need to fit on a small rack. How small? As small as possible. Also, they must have decent enough performance. The original specs of the design requires at least 3.2Ghz procs (or AMD equivalent), 1GBIT lan card (as high-end as possible), at least 1GB memory, don't care about the vid card, don't care about the cd-rom drive, at least 120GB harddrive and 1or2 PCI slots.

I've been looking around and all I've managed to dig up so far are small form factor, slow-ass pc's. So please help me, cause my boss is gonna start chewing my ass if I don't get a prototype up soon :p Cost should be at most $3K each. Also posted on some "hardware" forums, but I dunno maybe some of you guys can help :D
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You could try looking at a half-height desktop case with a mATX nForce 3/4 board like hte BIOSTAR K8NHA-M or the MSI K8NM-FISR, and then attach a cheapy half-height graphics card to it.
Would this case not cut it then?
I suppose you'd need to find a short HSF too then.... :p
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