Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Subscriber

Topic # 72513 27-Nov-2010 19:59 Send private message

I was wondering what geekzone members think.

My 5 year old 2.6 celeron PC is nearing the end of its life.
As it has been upgraded to 1Gb ram and 500 sata HDD - I was thinking i'd stick a second HDD on and turn it into a NAS.

Therefore what to replace my PC with.?

I was thinking of buying  a good screen with small form PC so I could keep doing upgrades but I was impressed with an HP all in one 3GHZ pc. I realised ALL in ones are expensive, not upgradeable and limited performance but they are suitable for the use I put it through, i.e. word apps and internet.
I dont do gaming as use Xbox for that with cat5 cable to PC for media streaming.

Any thoughts on the way to go?


Cheers

 

Create new topic
38 posts

Geek


  Reply # 410309 27-Nov-2010 23:46 Send private message

You'll have exactly the same experience with a SFF PC as you would with an AIO. Except the AIO will cost more, be worth less, and be way less versatile down the track.

You won't be turning an AIO into a NAS in a few years :p

 



244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7

Subscriber

  Reply # 410391 28-Nov-2010 13:21 Send private message

I 100% agree with your comments.

FYI - The advantage I was thinking AIO has is tidyness of one unit on desk.

For the SFF - i'd still need to keep it near for those few times you use a optical drive.


Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by nathan on 26-Jul-2014 04:30 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Logitech K400r HTPC Cordless Keyboard Half Price
Created by Dynamic, last reply by Blanch on 28-Jul-2014 22:16 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Checking UHF aerial is working
Created by OnceBitten, last reply by B1GGLZ on 28-Jul-2014 21:49 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Bridge Work - Auckland
Created by networkn, last reply by jeffnz on 28-Jul-2014 21:18 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Dick Smith in Continual Sale Mode
Created by Dynamic, last reply by eracode on 29-Jul-2014 01:42 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Is chorus going to deliberately slow adsl internet down
Created by rugrat, last reply by juha on 26-Jul-2014 14:25 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


What Size iphone 6 will you be buying?
Created by mattbush, last reply by myopinion on 26-Jul-2014 20:19 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by BlakJak on 28-Jul-2014 11:39 (99 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.