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# 136724 6-Dec-2013 20:51
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I'm after a low power consumption computer that isn't a Raspberry Pi (because flash storage hates huge write loads)

Maybe a laptop (or macbook) with a broken screen, a SFF desktop PC. Those kind of things.

Needs to use under 100W of power.




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  # 946761 6-Dec-2013 20:51
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  # 946777 6-Dec-2013 21:09
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I know it uses Flash Storage (But not in SD form like a RPi), but the have you considered the Intel NUC? It pulls about 20W at most. It's small and quick from what I've seen online.

 
 
 
 


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  # 946814 6-Dec-2013 22:26
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Raspberry Pi with USB hard drive ?

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  # 946868 7-Dec-2013 00:39
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Rooted Galaxy S4 or some random android?
(still uses flash) Hmm. Probably going to be best off with one of the old Dell mini laptops with the super mini HDD's. Slow as hell but sill. Get the job done?

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  # 947075 7-Dec-2013 13:59
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Mac Mini

Last core2 Duo 1.83GHz 2G Ram 200G HD cost me $250 on Trademe

You can get G4 based ones often for less than that.

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  # 947256 7-Dec-2013 20:32
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Thanks all. Sounds like the NUC is the way to go!




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  # 948645 10-Dec-2013 12:36
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danielfaulknor: Thanks all. Sounds like the NUC is the way to go!


What was your budget for the Intel NUC?



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  # 948659 10-Dec-2013 13:04
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At the moment I only have about $300 to spend, so it's on the shelf for now.




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  # 948668 10-Dec-2013 13:31
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What will it be doing?

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  # 948670 10-Dec-2013 13:32
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danielfaulknor: At the moment I only have about $300 to spend, so it's on the shelf for now.


Not sure if this is small or low power enough but Remarkit have Asus Eee Boxes for $190 (incl windows 7)

http://shop.remarkit.co.nz/product.php?id_product=229

It shows out of stock for the one that doesn't ship with an OS but if you flick the drop down to Windows 7 they have stock.

I bought one from them a few weeks ago. Am running Windows 8.1 and have upgraded the RAM to 4GB (off ebay for $40). Runs nicely.



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  # 948674 10-Dec-2013 13:33
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Eee Box power supply is 40W

https://www.asus.com/nz/Eee_Box_PCs/EeeBox_PC_EB1012#specifications

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  # 948709 10-Dec-2013 14:16
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I've got an old Toshiba M2 laptop you can have if you're in Wellington. Old enough that it uses a PATA drive though which is probably due for replacement.






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  # 948763 10-Dec-2013 15:21
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Wrong island!
Cheers though




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