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  • Good off the shelf PCs for VE server use?

    I want to buy a PC or Mac for VE3 slave use, looking for a headless workhorse with the following specs... - dual core 64 bit processor - expandable to at least 8GB of RAM - gigabit ethernet - low power consumption As I'll be running it headless, all other factors (graphics chipset etc) are irrelevant. I'd buy a mac mini if it wasn't for the fact they max out at 2GB RAM; something that low on power would be ideal, so I'm tempted to wait and see if Apple upgrade the mini in June. But any of you VSL-ers out there come across any good low-energy bargains which fit the bill? Thanks - Jon

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    welcome jcotton,

    if you'd ask me' the mini will never get updated to hold 8 GB RAM (heat issue) as i've not been able to find some mini-ITX board at all for 8 GB RAM. a macPro with 8GB RAM might give you some upgrade options later ...

    or have a look on the DELL website or any other supplier of intel 3400 family boards for 8GB machines or the intel 5400 family bords if you like more upgrade options


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