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ASUS Desktop PC Eee Box EBXB202-WHT-E0002 Intel Atom N270 (1.60 GHz) 1 GB DDR2 160 GB HDD Intel GMA 950 Linux EZOS
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Pros: Perfect swiss-army-server for $100. Have mythBuntu 11.10 installed on it with apache2 configured to host 3 websites. Secure FTP, ventrilo server, torrentflux, and the mythweb interface. Runs ridiculously quiet compared to any other desktop PC I've owned. Haven't setup MythTV yet as I'm waiting on my USB-TV stick.

I wasn't expecting to get the keyboard, mouse and monitor mount with it but everything was included. Bonus!

Cons: Couldn't disable the wireless with the default bios firmware so had to upgrade that... actually wasn't too bad with the ASUS EZ FLASH utility in the bios.

Other Thoughts: This thing is supposed to run OS-X 86 fairly well, too but aside from the "wow" factor, I think running Linux is the far better choice.

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ASUS Desktop PC Eee Box EBXB202-WHT-E0002 Intel Atom N270 (1.60 GHz) 1 GB DDR2 160 GB HDD Intel GMA 950 Linux EZOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Perfect swiss-army-server for $100. Have mythBuntu 11.10 installed on it with apache2 configured to host 3 websites. Secure FTP, ventrilo server, torrentflux, and the mythweb interface. Runs ridiculously quiet compared to any other desktop PC I've owned. Haven't setup MythTV yet as I'm waiting on my USB-TV stick.

I wasn't expecting to get the keyboard, mouse and monitor mount with it but everything was included. Bonus!

Cons: Couldn't disable the wireless with the default bios firmware so had to upgrade that... actually wasn't too bad with the ASUS EZ FLASH utility in the bios.

Other Thoughts: This thing is supposed to run OS-X 86 fairly well, too but aside from the "wow" factor, I think running Linux is the far better choice.

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Rosewill RCX-Z2 7 blades 80mm reverse ball bearing fan CPU Cooler
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3 out of 5 eggs Mediocre, but good bang for buck... 12/03/2010

This review is from: Rosewill RCX-Z2 7 blades 80mm reverse ball bearing fan CPU Cooler

Pros: Pretty blue-led fan for "window cases".

Quick and easy mount to Socket 775 boards.
- only took 10 minutes to replace my old C2D.

Adequate cooling at 30% overclock on Q8300 (Intel Quad-core with 2.5ghz stock speed).

Cons: Copper tubes come out about a 1/2" on one side.
- was only able to mount 1 way so CPU fan cord is opposite of mobo-jack.

Quite loud with CPU at load.
- be sure you have PWM (SmartFan) option in your BIOS or this thing is going to be an absolute annoyance.

Other Thoughts: For $20, I think it's a perfect fit for the Q8300 CPU. There's really no need for something super fancy when your CPU has a weak multiplier.

When I first mounted the fan, my temps were very high and after a OCCT telling me my CPU was "too hot" even at stock, I realized I hadn't mounted it properly. Your CPU should be in the low-mid 30s idle with this thing. If you see 40+, just take it out and re-mount it or re-apply your thermal paste.

Once I got it mounted correctly, I was hitting about 68-70C at full load with the overclock to 3.3ghz.

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Display Name: Ryan R.

Date Joined: 05/31/04

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  • First Review: 12/02/10
  • Last Review: 11/02/16
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