Kurotetsu wrote:to include media.
Flying Fox wrote:Kurotetsu wrote:to include media.
Storage (just need disks and decent networking), playback (may need better CPU and/or GPU), stream (networking, better CPU required for transcoding), or all of them?
Kurotetsu wrote:Intel Celeron G1610 Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz - $49.99 /w Free Shipping
Chrispy_ wrote:For linux I would imagine the Intel chipset drivers (the ICH8/9/10 drives) are more robust than the AMD ones, but I don't have any recent experience to back that up.
Maybe someone else can confirm?
NovusBogus wrote:This might be a good application for a booksize unit. Crazy low power draw due to using mobile components, at the expense of performance and upgrade potential. The Intel NUC is a standout for using a more capable CPU than most of the others. I've thought about getting one to have a pocket Linux box too but can't decide if putting mobile stuff in a desktop is worth it.
Kurotetsu wrote:I'm going with micro-ATX because the premium for mini-ITX didn't seem worth paying for something like this. I tried to keep the prices and power consumptions (where applicable) for both builds. I imagine the CPU for the AMD build would be slightly better, but the mobo for the Intel build gives me PCI-E 3.0 (which...uhhh, doesn't matter at all).