Cheap deal on Amazon

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daveybhoy Offline
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Anyone think I'm mad to go for this as a base for my HTPC? Haven't got loads to spend, hence the attraction. No reviews but seems like a real bargain!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00L94UR...15&simLd=1

All comments/advice appreciated.
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MediaPi Offline
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Its just a motherboard with cpu (AMD 4 CORES AT 1.3 GHZ PER CORE!) and 2gb ram with case. Its not cheap in the sllighest IMO.

you'll need to fork for hardrive. doesn't mention PSU. and since its a full x86 machine it'll consume alot of power, which means it'll cost you more to run per annum (also give of noise) and its huge.

Buy this instead
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-DN2820FYKH...B00I60Z8Q2

but unless you need one real quick, I would wait. Intel are expected to release the next line of NUCs so prices should come down further. but that would probably not be for 3 months. also you have lots of support for NUCs
(This post was last modified: Yesterday 20:44 by MediaPi.)
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daveybhoy Offline
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Thanks!

Was not concerned about hard drive but did not consider no mention of PSU. Will probably wait a bit if you think prices will drop soon. Thanks for advice.
(This post was last modified: Yesterday 21:05 by daveybhoy.)
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