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    Small dev box help

    Hi,

    Long story short, I need a dev setup which is external to the box I work on at home. I.e. I need to build some form of PC capable of running basic dev tools / scm.

    Given its very basic needs, was thinking of finding a fanless, probably atom based, micro-itx solution. I.e. small, silent, can just sit somewhere all day with a nightly backup to a NAS. (it would be really cool then as well because I can throw it in a bag and take it places when I need to -- its wrong I get excited about that...).

    Just wandering if anyone has done anything similar? Slightly worried about the performance but I think it should be good enough...

    Was thinking something like the Shuttle XS35GT:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SHUTTLE-XS35.../dp/B0042DT89U

    but have a gut feeling I could build something better for 2/3's the price.

    Friend suggested buying a simple netbook as its probably one of the cheaper ways to getting an atom powered system, and has a screen for setup.

    All it needs to run is a web server, SVN/GIT, Trac, maven, hudson and artifactory. I.e. it does not need to be capable of streaming video content etc (i.e. its not a media box) for 1 user at a time. Projects are not going to be the smallest for home projects, but really in the grand scheme of things its going to be small.

    Thanks for any help,
    Jon

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    Re: Small dev box help

    How about something like a Mini ITX? Now I'm not trying to make any commercial for them, but you can look in that direction: a "Media computer" case, a Micro ATX mobo, a 2,5" HDD, integrated graphics ...

    That would result in a small and quiet computer, running anything you would want.
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    Re: Small dev box help

    Thanks, yeah the shuttle was a mini itx, looking at it I thought I could get something for either cheaper or better for the same price. Couldnt resist so I have an Intel Atom D525 mobo, 30B SSD and 4Gb of ram on the way . Seems quite powerful, and no fans or moving parts so should be silent and hopefully work nicely fingers crossed.

    Thanks,
    Jon

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    Re: Small dev box help

    Try it without fans, but if the temperature goes above 40 degree Celsius, then consider a small fan inside. The kind, that used to be on top of 386 processors 5v, 4*4cm, totally silent...
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