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Help me choose or spec a nettop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SiD the Turtle, 8 Jun 2010.

  1. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

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    Hi chaps,

    I'm looking to put together a mini-ITX box that'll sit in the living room and act as a mini HTPC and receive streamed media from my Windows Home Server.

    All it needs is wireless and HDMI. Card readers, USB ports and an OS are nice bonuses.

    So I've been looking at putting a box together but given the small form factor the prices are quite steep for things as simple as a case.

    Looking at prebuilt systems the Asus EEE Box B1012U seems to fit the bill but it's about £300.
     
  2. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 9,695

    Location: On the pale blue dot

    Anyone?
     
  3. DotA

    Hitman

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  4. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 9,695

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    I was looking at that, though the new Atom processors are quite handicapped on the bandwidth front, plus once you buy RAM, a HDD and W7 the Asus is cheaper. The predecessor to that model is quite interesting mind.