[mythtv-users] ION boards, 230 vs 330, fans?
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Dec 3 15:35:10 UTC 2009
On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 07:02:31AM -0500, Brian Long wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:29, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
> >>> Do ALL of the 330 (dual core) based IONs have fans, or is it just an
> >>> indicator that they might?
> >>> The one I'm specifically interested in is this one:
> >>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173001&cm_re=ion_nvidia-_-56-173-001-_-Product
> >> I believe you'd be better off buying this product:
> >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103228&cm_re=aspire_revo-_-83-103-228-_-Product
> > Why?
> Many folks on the list have been successful with this $200 N230-based
> frontend, so why spend $300 on the Zotac unit. You could remove the
> internal laptop drive and sell it, then buy an extra 1GB SODIMM.
At these prices it really makes less sense to buy something just so that
you can futz with it later. This is especially true for machines that
don't seem terribly friendly when it comes to modifications.
If you want to futz, you can just start with a motherboard and work up
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