How weird that i stumble accross this thread for the first time and talk of nettops on the day i am about to sell my nettop on ebay!!!!! I bought my acer revo a couple of years ago (not sure what model it is as i'm at work but will post it up later) It seemed like a good idea at the time as i planned to use it as kind of media server but in all honesty i hardly ever used it and it just got left on my tv cabinet colleting dust in the flat i used to live in. A few months later i bought my house and the Revo was placed in a cupboard in the little lads room and hasn't been out since.......until yesterday! Baby number 2 is on the way in a couple of weeks so had a clear out of said cupboard and i'm about to put a Wii/Wii board & Revo on ebay this evening after work.
If anyone is interested pm me any sensible offers and i would gladly post the nettop out this weekend. I would much rather have someone on here get some use out of it than piss about putting it on ebay.
I will post the model no at lunchtime when nip home. Booted it up yesterday and it works absoloutley fine. Anyone that isn't happy with it can have a full refund if they post back to me. If i don't hear anything i'll bang it on ebay later. Can post pics up if needed too if anyone is interested.
I'll pass on that thanks, I'm set on this Zotac one now, probably order it this weekend I think. Gonna be a bit pricey all in though, could be as much as £500 including an SSD/RAM/OS. Funny I had thought yeah it will be nice and cheap getting one of those mini pcs... didn't count on the 'gotta have the latest uber version' factor lol (but it does make sense getting this i3 version, can definitely run the latest HD content / stuff like Netflix on that apparently and it should last a bit longer getting a decent spec).
Originally Posted by 11gaz11
Good luck selling the Revo, how much you going to ask for it? That page on Amazon it wasn't obvious how much or whether that was actually yours (Amazon always confuses me with the marketplace stuff / who's selling what / how much etc).
Sorry guys. Daft to put that link up really. Not very informative!!!
Acer AspireRevo R3610 review - PC Advisor
This ones a bit better
Will probably put it on ebay for 10 days starting at 99p. Always done that with ebay stuff and always done OK doing it that way. Will be happy just to make something small as it has been collecting dust for the past 2 years doing nothing so anything i get from it will be a bonus.
Anyone looking for a cheap / low level server setup - HP are offering £100 cashback on this microserver:
HP ProLiant Turion II N40L MicroServer - £100.. | Ebuyer.com
So that takes the price to just £120 for an AMD Turion + 250Gb HDD + 2Gb RAM (no OS included, I was going to install FreeBSD hopefully). It's a very tiny box by the sounds of it, less than 30cm cubed, hopefully it uses next to no power as well which will be ideal for what I was after to leave on 24/7 as a 'headless' server.
PS I bought that Zotac Zbox last month for an HTPC setup, works very well.
Last edited by munk; 15/11/2012 at 13:19.
Munk thanks for this. If you set up a home server, can you connect to it from a foreign country and make bookies think you are at home? I would like to set something like this up for upcoming trips i have. Thanks
You can set up SSH tunnelling on it, I haven't done it personally but it's probably fairly straightforward. All depends on what OS you decide to install re what solution is best, there was another thread recently about it - this one:
Originally Posted by Saucy
Logging into Bookie A/cs via Hotel Internet
HP Microserver N40L £209 @ serversdirect (£109 with cb) + 3% Quidco - Hot UK Deals
Originally Posted by munk
bit cheaper from here atm. I did see it dip below the £100 mark after cashbacks but only once I think!
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Cheers mate, will have to check that out, not got around to looking at it as yet thankfully. Bit crap because I was hoping to do up an old box that I had lying around (the one that the Zbox replaced), but I don't think I'll be able to beat £109 (would need a mobo+cpu+ram+hdd+psu) so might as well just go for this microserver dealio.
Want to find out how much power it uses as well, was looking for something very minimal, I read briefly in the reviews that it only used 5W but I can't believe that's true! Still it can't use that much power, think it has an onboard gfx card which is hopefully passively cooled/doesn't need a fan (don't need any graphics really since I'd be connecting to via SSH only after setting it up) and if it's a Turon based CPU I think they might be low power as well... no idea to be honest, need to do some reading. (edit: uses 5W in 'sleep' mode apparently, ~50W in normal mode)
edit: tons of useful comments on that link you pasted Mick, just going through them now.
Was going to trawl through these comments as well to see what the pros/cons are:
(295 reviews on Ebuyer/Revoo (why did Ebuyer change to using Revoo?!! ))
From what I read so far though I think I'll go for it, probably end up going with Ebuyer just because I use them a lot and trust them (apparently Amazon also have the thing for £213).
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