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    Tech Ideas for Project - Mini PC etc

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    After a recent Hardware failure I needed to order a couple of new parts and decided at the same time to upgrade my sons PC.

    So I am left with this: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Basically a basic powered Gigabyte Mobo with inbuilt AMD APU and GPU and I have 4GB of DDR3 for it which I could obviously upgrade.
    Nothing special granted but was good enough for him to play Minecraft etc

    Now fancy using it for some project, some media thing to sit behind the Telly ? Some old Retro gaming thing?? Not sure!

    Help me out :-)

    It has no PCI x16 etc just the ol' fashioned traditional PCI slot circa 90's (even though it is only 3/4 years old)

    Think it can handle 16GB DDR3 max. (Checked Yes it can)
    Nice and small.

    What geek fest can I have with it ??

    Thanks for ideas.

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    Default Re: Ideas for Project - Mini PC etc

    How about a NAS drive to backup/Media storage your home PC's? Bung it in a cheap case with enough slots for 4 HDDs and leave connected somewhere out the way.

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    Home automation, get a touch screen and chassis and control your lights etc

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    i would go with a NAS myself
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    Yep NAS and stick plex server on it and play your media anywhere
    Find me on Instagram and twitter @mrteajunke.

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    Default Re: Ideas for Project - Mini PC etc

    I know NAS seems like the obvious choice I just felt it wasn't exciting enough lol

    Home automation would be nice but we are looking to move within the next 12 months so wont bother with that idea.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Ideas for Project - Mini PC etc

    UnRAID server - NAS/Home automation/docker/game server etc - it does it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    UnRAID server - NAS/Home automation/docker/game server etc - it does it all
    Don't think it is powerful enough for that. Will look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    Don't think it is powerful enough for that. Will look into it.
    get a case
    whack a few 10TB hard drives in it
    load it with the dirtiest skankiest porn you can find (im sure Det can help you with that)
    Install Plex
    Launch your own Plex Porn server
    Die of wanking

    job done!
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    I'll end up with an arm like this :-)

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