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Need help deciding on nettop purchase


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#1 xyphr3

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:00 PM

First time poster here! I am wanting to buy a nettop computer and wanting your input. First of all, for those of you who are unsure what a nettop is, it is a small computer which is designed to hook up to a TV/big computer screen via HDMI connection. I will be using my 47" Vizio 1080P computer. (SV470xvt1a) I am trying to keep my purchase under 400 dollars (including shipping and taxes). I will primarily be using this nettop to watch netflix HD, espn 360, youtube, some 1080P content, and hooking it up to an external drive to assess all my music and videos.

Obviously to do what I want, I don't need a super computer, but want to buy one that will hopefully work for a long time.

1. Dell Zino 410 for 359.99 + taxes and shipping
PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon™ II X2 P360, 2.3GHz, Dual Core 1MB
OPERATING SYSTEM - Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit
MEMORY - 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz- 2 DIMMs
HARD DRIVE - 500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
VIDEO CARD - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Integrated Graphics
WIRELESS - Wireless Not Installed
SOUND CARD THX® TruStudio PC™

2. Dell Zino 410 for 499.99 + taxes and shipping (I know I said keep it under 400 dollars)
PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon™ II X2 P360, 2.3GHz, Dual Core 1MB
OPERATING SYSTEM - Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit
MEMORY - 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz- 2 DIMMs
OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo Drive (BD-ROM, DVD/CD Burner) (I don't own a single blue ray disc)
HARD DRIVE - 1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
VIDEO CARD - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 MXM Discrete Graphics Card
WIRELESS - Dell 1520 802.11 b/g/n wireless card
MEDIA REMOTE - Dell Media Remote
SOUND CARD THX® TruStudio PC™

3. Acer Revo 3700 (Aver Revo 3700 Newegg) for 299.99 shipped
Processor - Intel Atom D525(1.8GHz)
Cache Per Processor - 1MB L2 Cache
Memory - 2GB DDR3
Hard Drive - 250GB 5400RPM SATA
Graphics - Integrated NVIDIA ION Graphics
Audio - High-Definition Audio Support
Ethernet - Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Card - 802.11b/g/n Wireless
6 USB, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI inputs

4. Acer Veriton N VN281G-UA425W (Acer Veriton Newegg) for 389.99 shipped
Processor - Intel Atom D425 1.80GHz
Processor Main Features - 64 bit Processor
Cache Per Processor - 512KB L2 Cache
Memory - 2GB DDR3
Hard Drive - 320GB SATA 5400rpm
Graphics - Integrated Intel GMA 3150
Audio - Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet - Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless Card - 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Operating System - Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

5. ASUS Eee Box EB1021-B010E (Asus EB1021 Newegg) for 399.99 shipped
Processor - AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 1.6GHz
Processor Main Features - 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor - 2 x 512KB L2 Cache
Memory - 2GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive - 320GB SATA-II 5400RPM 2.5"
Graphics - Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310
Audio - Sound card - Integrated
Wireless Card - 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

6. ASUS Eee Box EB1012P-B022E (Asus EB1012P-Bo22E Newegg for 369.99 shipped
Processor - Intel Atom D510(1.66GHz)
Processor Main Features - 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor - 1MB L2 Cache
Memory - 2GB DDR2
Hard Drive - 320GB 5400RPM
Graphics - Next-generation NVIDIA ION(GT218-ION)
Audio - Sound card - Integrated
Wireless Card - 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

7. lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 (Lenovo Q150) for 319.00 shipped
Processor - Intel Atom D525 1.80GHz
Processor Main Features - 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor - 1MB L2 Cache
Memory - 2GB DDR3 800MHz
Hard Drive - 250GB 5400RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Graphics - NVIDIA ION graphics with 512MB VRAM
Audio - Sound card - Integrated
Wireless Card - 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Keyboard - 2.4GHz Wireless Mini Keyboard N5901, palm-sized dimensions, keyboard and mouse (with track ball) combo, via micro-size USB receiver
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


That is about it. I know most of the nettops seem the same, but name brand and small changes could change your opinions of them. Any help/comments are appreciated and if you have any suggestions, please, let me know!! Thanks for reading.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:11 AM

I would get the second choice because of the media configuration and it also has a a larger hard drive.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:53 PM

Ya if u can afford it go with the second one cuz of the sound Card and blueray player if u end not not being able to afford that one I would get ure first choice

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:03 AM

The first choice is just a stripped down version really and some minor differences.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:42 AM

I think after doing more research I am going to build my own HTPC. This is what I am thinking.

Case: Rosewill RC-CIX-01
Processor: Pentium G620
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X series 4GB 2x2gb DDR3 1600
Hard drive: Still deciding. Probably not a SSD.
Wifi: Rosewill RNX-N250PC b/g/n

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:09 AM

That motherboard won't fit in that case because the case does not support micro-atx. This motherboard will fit in the case.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the reply michael, I just realized that too and looking for an alternative. Now I need to decide whether to change the cool case to settle for the mini or get a bigger case. Is there really a difference in MOBO's? Just compressed is the difference?

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

Everything is generally cramped in and less slots and extras.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:33 AM

This is what I am thinking.
Case: Rosewill RC-CIX-01 (although read complaints about low 150W power supply)
Processor: Pentium G620 or g620T
Mobo:Asrock H67M-ITX/HT
GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3
ASRock H67M-ITX
ZOTAC H67ITX-C-E
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X series 4GB 2x2gb DDR3 1600
Hard drive: Still deciding. Probably a non-SSD, 300-500gb drive
Wifi: Rosewill RNX-N250PC b/g/n (unless purchaing mobo with wifi installed)

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

If you are concern about the power supply then a case with a 450W power supply included would also work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163171
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

I have purchased my HTPC from Newegg and this is what I ended up with....

Rosewill RC-CIX-01
Intel G620
ASRock H67M-ITX
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Rosewill RNX-N180PCe Wireless Adapter
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
VisionTek Candyboard Bluetooth Wireless

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

Looks all good.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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