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  • Wanted : Small, Cheap, Simple PC

    Could be an Epia, could be an SBC, maybe even an old laptop but it must be small and cheap. This will do nothing other than run a slide show for a picture frame LCD screen so it doesn't need to be big, fancy or special, small is beautiful!

    I would like it to have a BIOS that supports a shutdown when the power switch is pressed so it will turn itself off.

    Might have something to trade depending on what you need...

    Chris.

  • #2
    how about an older Dell laptop?
    14.1" screen, 10gb hdd, etc.
    Works, but you will need to load an OS on it.

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    • #3
      All depends on the $$$

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      • #4
        ok, how cheap do you have in mind?

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        • #5
          I was looking for something in the $30-$50 range ideally.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ukchris View Post
            I was looking for something in the $30-$50 range ideally.
            !!!!!

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            • #7
              I have an old micro atx mobo with an AMD K6 processor, RAM, 2.5 or 4gb hard drive, and maybe a small PSU (AC_DC or I have a PW70 that might work) I could sell you. It's not put together but I could sell you all the parts for $50 shipped or trade. No OS or case though.

              What do you have for trade? Things I would trade for...

              I need either BU353, USB Touchpad, or phidgets. Or A quiet 300W PSU. OR a larger capacity hard drive.
              System always under construction


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              • #8
                Is the board the same size as an Epia?

                I have... umm... a Minikey keyboard, various PCMCIA and PCI cards, various odds and ends.

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                • #9
                  No it's a tad larger. I don't have the specific measurements but I could measure it when i get home today. I have two boards, one is an intel and the other is a gigabyte. They should't be any larger than a laptop, but all the hardware together is going to make it bigger.

                  I could get you pix if that helps.

                  AS far as trading goes I don't think I would need anything. Unless you have a PCI graphics card or PCI TV tuner card. Otherwise make me an offer that is reasonable. I'll check all the hardware before I would sell it to you if you are interested.
                  System always under construction


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                  • #10
                    i have something for you. its an older(not old) epia 60w mini psu (similar in size to a m1-atx - used it for benchtesting) has a hard drive not sure what size loaded with winXP. ill sell it to you for $50 shipped - but i cant give you any other details or pictures until after the new year as i am out of the country. pm or email mark at thesailorscove dot com

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                    • #11
                      I have a PCI WinTV Card, a Hauppauge.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ukchris View Post
                        I have a PCI WinTV Card, a Hauppauge.
                        I have one of those too but the sound is mono. If it's stereo then that might work.

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                        Other things I would trade for a combo of any of these.

                        3 of USB extension cables ~15ft
                        VGA extension cable ~15ft
                        PCI USB 2.0 card
                        System always under construction


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