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New base unit
« on: April 24, 2013, 04:30:05 pm »
My trusty laptop is starting to over heat and tire.  It'sing to throw out warning messages and working slowly.  I am looking to replace with a base unit and Monitor.  The monitor is not an issue but I am struggling to find a 4gb smallish base unit (4gb, 64bit) that will run the latest Linux distro's and have a dual boot Windows partition.  Does any one have a list of embarrassingly cheap suppliers of base units?
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Re: New base unit
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 05:05:51 pm »
I've successfully installed Win7/Ubuntu onto 2 of thee previous models of this:
http://www.ebuyer.com/443470-zoostorm-desktop-pc-7873-1081
(be aware, there's NO OS with that_

It's no gamer, but there's nothing stopping you aadding a better graphics card if necessary .. and they're not the quietest PC on the market .. but OK as aq general purpose PC for the price.

It really depends what your requirements are, and how much you have to play with ?
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Re: New base unit
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 06:32:36 am »
Thanks Mark. I will check that out.
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Re: New base unit
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 11:14:56 pm »
You could check out the CCL Elite Buzzard III Gaming PC
Although I never bought any, the ability to customise the kit is a bonus (specially that you can choose not to have any OS on it) and price wise not that steep.

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Re: New base unit
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 12:02:23 am »
That's a nice spec and more upgradeable that the one I mentioned.

less RAM
smaller HDD
Better CPU with more cores and hardware virtualisation (AMD-V)
better graphics

4GB is plenty to be going on with .. and the HDD can always be upgraded later

A nice CPU for the price.

if you have the extra 70, I'd give this serious consideration.
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Re: New base unit
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 08:17:20 am »
Thanks, another option.
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