Great deal on ebay for a mini-ITX

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Cannula, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Cannula

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    Just thought someone might want a headsup on one of these mini-ITX motherboard/CPU combos off ebay as seen here Gigabyte PCV2.
    I'm still thinking what to do with it, mini MAME box, server, carPC etc etc.
    Any other sensible ideas are welcome.
    Cheers!
     
  2. WooKiE_MaN

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    thats actually not to bad...:D good price for that

    might get one i think ideal torrent PC...:D small low power and quiet

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    wow 20 bucks! with a cpu! ....fantastic deal i'd say
     
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    I ordered one (y)
     
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    Torrent box would be perfect :thumbup: , currently leave my girlfriend's P4 Prescott on overnight now and then. :sick:
    Apparently these combos can draw as little as 1W when completely idle in WinXP. :eek:
     
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    ahhh good ol power sucking preshotts
     
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    Nice! Ordered one.

    I might try to mount it in the bottom of my current case. With only an mATX board in there at the moment, it's looking a bit empty.

    Unfortunately I can see that this is going to hurt my bank account quite a lot. DDR RAM isn't cheap any more, and I'm reluctant to take any from the other systems.

    Has anyone managed to find it on Gigabyte's website?

    EDIT: Found a perfect use for it. It can be my main web-browsing PC over the summer. The main one's got a Pentium-D in it, which tends to act as a very effective room heater. The Via system will be fine as a replacement.
     
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    You can still pick up a gig of ram for $35.. cheap enough :)
     
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    Where? I've just spend half an hour on StaticICE looking for RAM and the cheapest I've found is $55.
     
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    Hmm, maybe you're right.

    A lot of places list RAM @ $35, but then you've got shipping on top of that. I'll let you know if I find a cheap place that does pickup.
     
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    After doing some more checking, it seems that this would also be excellent for running old operating systems. It seems to have only three devices which require drivers:

    • Realtek 8100C LAN - drivers are available for operating systems right back to Windows For Workgroups 3.11.
    • Realtek ALC655 sound - drivers are available back to Windows 95.
    • CLE266/8235M chipset - Windows 98SE is supported.

    Pretty much, you can go back to 98SE and have everything working.
     
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    Very cheap....tempting but I'm teally trying to think of a good way to use it. ITX cases are not cheap.
     
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    USB 2 support is a good plus, escpecially since I have an 80GB USB drive. :thumbup:
    I was the first to buy on and there are only 11 left now, so they are going quite quickly. :shock:
    I had a look on ebay.com and he's selling them to Americans too, but for more money. :cool:

    Just staticiced mini-itx and found that pluscorp a OCAU sponser has 60 and 80W mini-itx cases for $42 and $60, which is alot cheaper than anyone else.
     
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    Yeah those systems are pretty nice.. i have an 800mhz via chip on a CLE266 platform and for anything that isnt cpu intensive its good... and i swapped the cpu cooler for a passive NB sink :D

    Oh yeah, and copying files over 100mbit will see cpu usage of about 90% (on my system)
     
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    Aren't they just power supplies?
     
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    Case and power, the make and model of the case is "Morex 3677" google that for case images. :thumbup:
    Looks like a black 80W Morex 3677 is next to buy. :cool:
     
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    I think you are mistaken.
    Considering buying one of these boards to make parents a small internet box. Looks like a really good deal.
     
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    Damn, buying one just got shot down in flames, might have to make a case instead. :mad:
    After I finish my P3 retro gaming box of course, it least I'll have time to think of what to make. :(
     
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    What about video ? Win98 has a driver?
    Even with $100+ cost of case+psu this seems worthwhile :D I've ordered mine and have a couple of ideas for its application. Download box / car pc / video player (vga out o LCD TV) / portable PC etc come to mind.
     
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