But in the light ofr what was said I have now doubts (see next post). Just would like to make sure it will run freeBSD! Yes as mentioned by Kabini might be a problem.
What do you think the noise will be?
The relevant noise should be fairly noticeable with AMD stock heatsink and run-of-the-mill SFX PSU.
Probably nothing unbearable, but not quiet per SPCR standards (I don't know about your subjective ones), particularly at closer distances, even if probably the issue can be partially addressed pairing any suitable enclosure to some PicoPSU units like this one: http://www.logicsupply.com/components/power-supplies/ac-adapters/pw-12v5a-l5/ http://www.logicsupply.com/components/power-supplies/picopsu/picopsu-80/
Set aside the proposed mobo also doesn't have a bluetooth receiver, but I guess you already know, about FreeBSD: currently Kabini GPUs aren't supported, likely they will be but I don't know why, maybe relatively soon, even if there's still a not-null chance it will take a long while to have a fully functional support (after several months there are still reports of some issues with Kabini power management too, so at least two "driver" seem to need some work atm).
Unfortunately I don't know any other fanless NM70 mobo, rather than the already quoted and rare Gigabyte UN-EU, so I can't point out any economically viable alternative to it.
Eventually you may look into some Baytrail mobos
, as they are available with fanless cooling due to their much lower TDP, but they will run into the same (temporary?) GPU issue with FreeBSD: summarizing, being comparable to Kabini processing power and not upgradeable, they don't look to me a wholeheartedly preferable option, just a potentially tad quieter one.
Or maybe1007U motherboard. Would like to know more. What You think? Thanks
A small, potentially silent, probably more compatible but more expensive solution could be adding SO-Dimm RAM and a 2.5" disk (SSD or mechanical) to a fanless barebone, like the Shuttle DS437T (I see you're quoting from Amazon: in case, currently that barebone is 20-25 USD cheaper on different sources like Provantage/SuperBiiz, excluding shipping).
For anything that can use over two threads the AM1 would be faster.Marginally
, while the Intel solution should be cooler (less power draw) and more resilient (higher operating temperature) while working in a fanless or low airflow environment.