2.1 Buy a PC

Purchase a PC

The muPBX does not need to be a hot-rod PC for our small office (2-10 phones) application. The minimum configuration according to www.voip-info.org (external link): x86 PC running Linux, Pentium III 500 mhz., 128MB RAM, IDE disk 20gb but, this is probably pretty old info.

I consider the following requirements in the following priority: meets minimum hardware requirements above plus 1 USB port and 100BaseT, 1 expansion slot, cost, and noise. I consider the following features in the following priority: CD/DVD drive, more expansion slots, more USB ports, 1000BaseT, wireless, etc..

Originally, I purchased a Shuttle 1.8GHz KPC Intel Celeron Desktop PC - K-4500-RS. I purchased my Shuttle PC at www.newegg.com (external link) for approximately $200 but, I noticed they no longer carry that model. I did have to upgrade the RAM to 2 Gig. because of the GNOME desktop in CentOS 5. Micro PBX Solutions now carries DIY hardware for people that don't want to scour the Internet trying to find the right combination of functionality, price and warranty. See DIY Products.

  • www.newegg.com price $216 + shipping.
Brand Shuttle Series KPC Model K-4500-RS
Color Black
Processor Intel Celeron 430
Memory 2024MB DDR2
Hard Drive 80GB
Graphics Intel GMA 950
Audio 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Ethernet 10MB/s,100MB/s,1GB/s
Operating System Foresight Linux (Pre-Install)

CPU Type Intel Celeron 430
CPU Socket LGA775 FSB 1333/1066MHz
CPU Speed 1.8 GHz
CPU L2 Cache 512K

North Bridge Intel 945GC
South Bridge Intel ICH7

Graphics Onboard Video Intel GMA 950
Graphics Memory Shared 224MB Video Memory
Graphics DirectX Support DirectX 9

Memory slot 2 x 240Pin
Memory Capacity 2024MB
Memory Type DDR2 667/533
Max Memory Supported 2GB

Hard Drive HDD Capacity 80GB
HDD Interface SATA

Audio Onboard
Audio Realtek ALC662 Channel 6 Channel

Communications First LAN Marvell 88E8056
Wireless LAN WiFi (Optional Shuttle PN20 802.11a/g)
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Back Panel Ports
PS/2 2
Rear USB 4
RJ45 1
Rear Audio Ports 3 jacks
Power Supply Input 110~240V AC Power Supply 100W

Purchase phones

Purchase Media Gateway

  • Media Gateway for faxing and local services,e.g., E911, 411, etc.. (Grandstream Handytone 503 @ www.888voipstore.com (external link))

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