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Ultimate Linux Box: Shoe-string

Postby Dutch_Master » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:31 am

Time for another ULB, this time on a shoe-string budget. Aimed at students and others that don't have or want much to spend. Obviously, don't expect too much of it, but in general ordinary tasks can be performed comfortably, I reckon.

Barebone: Foxconn R10-S3 (Intel Atom 330) (945GC) € 104,90*

Memory: Kingston ValueRAM KVR533D2N4/2G (pdf!), 2 GB DDR2-533 (2048 MB) € 44,99*

Harddisk: Western Digital WD20EARS (2.000 GB) € 99,90*

Optical: Samsung SH-S223C (22 / 8 / 16 speed) € 20,99*

Monitor:LG E2240T-PN LED, 22 inch (54,6 cm) € 169,90*

Keyboard set:Trust Wireless Deskset (2,4 GHz (USB dongle)) € 21,99*

Total: € 462,67*

Note, this is in Euro, YMMV! The only thing I'd be worried about is the onboard graphics chip: Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Dunno if it's supported :oops:

So, what are your thoughts?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:30 am

The Intel GMA 950 graphics are supported.
My Kitchen PC has a mini ITX Atom board, (Based on unit reviewed in LXF115 Feb 2009) runs Ubuntu 10.4.
It uses less energy than the flat screen attached to it.

MiniITX.com has intel fanless dual-core atom boards from £59, cases from £30.
with a smaller HDD and screen, you could keep the total cost below £200.
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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:49 am

You can't have a ULB on a budget, it has to be a CLB or, at best, ALB :P
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:41 am

Well, mine's a KLB ;)
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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:22 am

Is that the KDE version of a Crappy Linux Box?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:29 pm

nelz wrote:Is that the KDE version of a Crappy Linux Box?


No, it's a Kitchen Linux Box (and it runs Gnome) :P
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:42 pm

If it's a budget Linux box, it could be a BuLB. :idea:

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Postby Andysiko » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:08 pm

The Ultimate Linux Box is the one that does exactly what you want, when you want for the least cost to your pocket and our environment
We are not all windows gamers with an irrational need to own all the bells and whistles in the world. I also prefer to use gas to heat my home, rather use gas to heat my home than my computer.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:20 am

Why would anyone want to use gas to heat their computer :?: :mrgreen:
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Postby Andysiko » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:55 am

Sorry, I had to feed the dog half way through my post.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:53 am

no probs, and welcome to the forum :)
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