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  1. Queen B He / Him / His

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    Im thinking of getting one to save space. Something like this

    Strong enough to have NVIDIA 610 but only dual core.

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    What is your experience with them?
     
  2. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    I have a Mac mini. I like it. Does everything I need. But I don't use it very much.
     
  3. weed ベルセルク

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    no. trust me
     
  4. Which Doctor The ATT Heel Stable/Faction Belt

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    Depends on usage. I have a buddy who swears by them for space saving, price, and ease of transport (travels a lot). He says the micros are shit if you are looking for high performance - he has a big ass tower in his main office - but for all the others in his house (3) he just gets micros.
     
  5. SuwoopBangin Praise Be Unto The Based

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    if you're not doing anything too intensive on them sure
     
  6. blakethemus Blake Belt

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    Like a micro penis. Sure they work as intended but u can't really enjoy them.
     
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    You implying that Sherdoggin' isn't intensive?
     
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    No. I have i very small micro atx case that i use as a htpc. I would reccomend doing the sme. you can stuff a lot of stuff into those little guys
     
  10. WTF2008 Black Belt

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    Where do you live that you can't fit a regular PC? How much space do you need to save?
     
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    Usually not very powerful, hard to repair, hard to upgrade and sometimes impossible to get parts after a while. Seem not to last so long

    I run a computer repair business.
     
  12. metal saying what i want Platinum Member

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    I wouldn't
     
  13. Slobodan Вело ;) Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If you're not gonna do anything intensive on it I guess it's alright.
     
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    This is good to know. I would steer clear of them.
     
  15. Slobodan Вело ;) Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It's like softcore porn, it's there and looks nice but why bother when it can't give you what you really want?
     
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  16. RawHawg Black Belt

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    Unless you are really stuck for space, I would avoid them. In my business I have seen they have a much higher failure rate than full sized desktop or server towers. You have to be careful, because although the tiny size is nice, you are sacrificing ventilation and cooling for small size and heat.
     
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  18. dabausplaya Brown Belt

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    Get a laptop
     
  19. Cygnus A Brown Belt

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    I use one to run XBMC. I basically use it to stream movies and music from my main PC and watch netflix. It is good for this but would not use it for anything else.

    If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is to never buy an underpowered piece of electronics. You WILL regret it eventually.
     
  20. Senzo Tanaka Gold Belt

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    They are pretty awful. I bought one, I thought at least, to use as a cheap home theater PC and for emulation on my TV.

    It couldn't even play YouTube without struggling and even with an SSD, it was slow and couldn't handle much.

    If you need a small PC, you might want to look into the new Intel Mini PCs which seems to be much better. You won't be playing high-end games but they seem powerful enough to browse, watch videos and do similar things.

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/overview.html
     

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