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.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
613 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 609035 13-Apr-2012 21:43 Send private message

I've used these though they are a little old now I guess:
http://www.procase.co.nz/pc/t1610.html
Metal case, bare bones just add hdd + ram. Pretty sure they were around $270 a couple of years ago. We use them for display panels to run tv's with ubuntu etc.

Though starting to replace them now with just smart tv's where we can as you can get for around $500 something with an internet browser + ethernet port 32" LCD tv which is fairly amazing when you think about it.

I've also used this bare case:
http://www.procase.co.nz/pc/cs5689.html
I like how its metal grill/mesh designed for good ventilation so I've been putting amd itx boards , along with an SSD, skipping the fan as the ventilation is good enough for a very fast startup completely silent solution.

I've been tending to use these amd boards:
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=401721
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=401118
depending on the price point I need to build the system at. My favourite thing about the amd integrated cpu's is VT extensions supported so good for cheap miniature test beds (I have one at home to run xen on for test victuals). Along with 64bit support. Cant seem to get both virtual and 64bit support on an atom cpu unfortunately. The GPU would be fine for xbmc 1080p decoding video etc..




4 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 612580 20-Apr-2012 20:10 Send private message

Never tried Shuttle before. I'm using the arctic mc001 actually. but shuttle should be okay



1152 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  Reply # 623584 11-May-2012 15:57 Send private message

Would hooking it up to my xbox make a difference in any way? 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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:

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by old3eyes on 1-Aug-2014 19:20 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Are IT staff supposed to know everything
Created by BTR, last reply by TwoSeven on 1-Aug-2014 19:37 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


New Mobile plans coming?
Created by nunasdream, last reply by Quibbler on 1-Aug-2014 19:57 (108 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


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


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by jonathan18 on 31-Jul-2014 10:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


New shave shop
Created by tehgerbil, last reply by tehgerbil on 1-Aug-2014 19:43 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 1-Aug-2014 19:22 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



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.