Great deal on ebay for a mini-ITX

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

  1. Imitation

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  2. TheWedgie

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    I can't get rid of the two I have left!
     
  3. IMtech

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    How much are they worth nowadays? I may be interested in one if they are like $30 or so! :thumbup: :)
     
  4. IncredibleBulk

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    I've had one of these boards laying around in my desk drawer for ages now. I've decided to see if I can make use of it as a backup machine. Chuck a sata controller in the pci slot and a few drives I have laying around spare

    Key component here is (not sure if it's been discussed before), does anyone know if these boards support Wake on Lan?

    My plan is to rsync between my server and this backup machine and have the magic packet be sent initially to wake this machine up
     
  5. archie

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    anyone know where I could still pick one of these up??
     
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    thanks, thats a great idea but i shall have to buy ram too.
    had 512mb of ddr1 lying around, thought using one of these could be a cheapie leave in the corner download box.
     
  8. SLATYE

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    I might be willing to hand mine on; it never gets used these days. Of course, that means that I'll have 512MB of DDR1 sitting around doing nothing, but there's an old K7S5A for that to go into. Give me a little while to think about it.

    MaximusSmurf, you mean SATA3 and DDR3, don't you? I don't recall seeing Atom mini-ITX boards with USB3.0.
     
  9. MaximusSmurf

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    Nope I mean USB3.0. The asrock D2700-itx seems to have 2 x USB3.0 ports and they're only $80 new... and take nice shiny new DDR3 ram (sodimm but still)... seems to be a WAY smarter buy then these old boards (no offence SLAYTE).

    ...Oh yeah forgot linky to board
     
  10. SLATYE

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    Wow, that's pretty cool. $80 for a mainboard with USB3.0 and a CPU is great value.
     
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    This looks interesting: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/C60M1I/

    No USB3 but 6 SATA3 and a PCI-E slot for under $100.

    Looking at that or the ASRock board to reduce the ridiculous power consumption of my file server... :upset:
     
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    Shame about the max 8gb of ram though... would have been perfect for a box I am looking to build shortly...
     
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    The ASUS apparently handles 16gb.
     
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    Zero Linux support unfortunately due to the PowerVR GPU...
     
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    It'll run console though, right? Come on, that's all you use Linux for seriously... isn't it?
     
  16. Oblong Cheese

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    A mini-ITX system like that would make a great HTPC solution, if the hardware accelerated graphics were supported under Linux.

    It would also make a great "family" PC you could throw at your aunts/uncles/grandparents/parents/children, if it was able to play videos on YouTube.
     
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    Sorry for the slight threaddig but I've got one running a slave mythbuntu box and it does it fantastically. I doubt it'll help you, but someone else may find that information handy.
     
  18. archie

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    So one of these combos as per OP still be worthwhile for a quiet low power system or would something like the pi overtake it.

    IE torrent box or nzb box etc.
     
  19. SLATYE

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    I suspect it's still quicker than a Raspberry Pi, and of course it has the advantage that it'll run x86 software.

    On the other hand, it's far bigger and more power-hungry than a Raspberry Pi.
     
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    They also have this drool worthy but expensive piece of kit.

    http://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157475

    12 (count 'em) SATA ports and 8 cores, each one around the speed of a C2D core. ECC RAM (4 slots). Dual NIC. mITX.... Its basically the perfect ZFS file server board, and priced accordingly. Even the ghetto 4-core variant is over 300 for board+CPU alone.
     

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