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    Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    With the ASUS EEE box being announced a little while ago what do you guys think about building a small media pc like that?

    Would it be cheaper to make one or is the price ASUS has set just too good?

    here's a couple of links to the pc: Link 1 Link 2

    The Lack of it being able to handle 1080p videos really does put me off. I've read that a pc with that sort of proccessor would also struggle with 720p video.

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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedon_1 View Post
    With the ASUS EEE box being announced a little while ago what do you guys think about building a small media pc like that?

    Would it be cheaper to make one or is the price ASUS has set just too good?

    here's a couple of links to the pc: Link 1 Link 2

    The Lack of it being able to handle 1080p videos really does put me off. I've read that a pc with that sort of proccessor would also struggle with 720p video.
    building it yourself is always cheaper.

    only the nice box can be as expensive as all the components. Get a cheap box.

    also, add in a good video card (to replace the integrated one). Probably a geforce 6200 or better.

    else if you want something pre-built get a shuttle kPC
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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    I don't know, I mean in term of size, can you really build a box this small? But if the size doesn't matter to you, any computer at that range($) are better then the EEE box.

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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ioky View Post
    I don't know, I mean in term of size, can you really build a box this small? But if the size doesn't matter to you, any computer at that range($) are better then the EEE box.
    in terms of size the gPC mini is much better

    also koala mini (more expensive than gpc mini) http://www.system76.com/


    also more mini boxes: http://www.zareason.com/
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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    You might want to look at mini/nano-ITX boards and components and compare price. Some will do 1080i no problems

    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/ma...erboard_id=470
    http://www.mini-itx.com/store/
    http://www.epiacenter.com/

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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Why wait for the Eee Box, just get a Linutop now.

    It has no fans so is quieter than the Eee Box which has a nasty annoying little fan in it.

    If you want 1080 video, you'll need a good Core 2 Duo.
    Maybe a Mac Mini might do the job?
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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    Why wait for the Eee Box, just get a Linutop now.

    It has no fans so is quieter than the Eee Box which has a nasty annoying little fan in it.

    If you want 1080 video, you'll need a good Core 2 Duo.
    Maybe a Mac Mini might do the job?

    The linitop looks really good but it's pretty expensive. After you add the 19.6% VAT charge they qoute for Europe i think it would be better just to get an asus EEE box as the specs are quite a bit better.

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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    Why wait for the Eee Box, just get a Linutop now.

    It has no fans so is quieter than the Eee Box which has a nasty annoying little fan in it.

    If you want 1080 video, you'll need a good Core 2 Duo.
    Maybe a Mac Mini might do the job?

    gPC mini has more than enough power

    http://www.everexstore.com/products/etc.htm#gpc_mini
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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I was thinking about making a small pc like a shuttle but putting a blu ray drive in there. Anybody done this, how did it work?

    I have never built a pc before let alone a small one. Are there any sites that have a sort of checklist of parts or something along those lines?

    Thanks

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    Re: Building an ASUS EEE box equivelent?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedon_1 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I was thinking about making a small pc like a shuttle but putting a blu ray drive in there. Anybody done this, how did it work?

    I have never built a pc before let alone a small one. Are there any sites that have a sort of checklist of parts or something along those lines?

    Thanks
    check out post no. 5 on mini-itx stuff

    also, if i were you i look into small barebone systems. Check the shuttle site they have many models
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