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MINI PC's

Post by spymongoose » Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:05 pm

There seems to be a breakaway section fo the pc world that seems to be moving to smaller form factors. PC's like the mini ITX form factor, the mac mini, and others seem to have a niche of thier own. Just as thier larger versions have various primary uses, these have some special uses of thier own. Small servers, home theater PC, or just unique portability. After talking to shadowmite extensively about mini pc's, I felt stongly that we needed to put it on the forum. I would like to make this thread exclusivly about mini pc's, as regular pc's should probably have thier own thread(probably thier own website.)
The mini pc I have can be purchased (or just seen) at http://www.cappuccinopc.com/cappuccino.asp
the mac mini can be seen at http://www.apple.com/macmini/
MINI ITX: http://www.mini-itx.com/
if thas not small enough, NANO ITX
http://www.cappuccinopc.com/nanoitx-mainboards.asp
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Post by Tekara » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:08 pm

Well I'll add my two cents.

I've been eyeing this little guy for some time to be my new firewall/routerbox.

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Post by bigredgpk » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:09 pm

I am looking into building a MiniItx computer to be used as a car PC. I was going to build a veriation of the BMWpc. And put it in my next car, what ever that may be...

kinda sad that I am planing a computer in my next car and I have no idea what car that is going to be! Even worst, the ablity to MOD the car is going to come into play when I goto look at them!

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Post by spymongoose » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:56 am

I've been wanting either of these...
http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.php?n ... le&sid=208

one is a dual processor 1 gig mini itx, and the other is the nano itx
neither of these have been released for sale to the public. The planned versions will both have improved north briges than what these motherboards have now in thier prototype versions. This will allow faster fsb's. Honestly I'd settle for a prototype...
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Post by Connected » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:27 pm

Have you guys made any progress? I am still collecting bits and pieces for my car PC project. Still trying to decide how I want to interface my 650 to it.

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Post by spymongoose » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:43 am

Yes, ask shadow about his car pc, he has his all working really well. I have ended up going with a nice laptop. I had a nice touchscreen, but I ended up selling it to kidlatj.

I do still have my mini pc. It is a desktop but I still like it a lot. I do plan on getting another mini desktop eventually, but currently dont have any plans on a car pc untill I get a different car.

I am starting to become somthing of a laptop fan...
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