[nSLUG] Is here anyone in Nova Scotia selling ATOM based motherboards?

Cliff Cameron treephrog at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 15:53:16 ADT 2011

I'm willing to bet that if you can find a particular board you're
interested in, either MysteryByte or Robotnik would get it in for you. I
know both places have done this for me in the past, it's just a matter of
whether or not their suppliers can get it. Most of the time, unless you're
looking for something really esoteric, it's not a problem.

Any of the other computer shops *should* be able to do the same thing, but
I've had the best luck with MysteryByte and Robotnik.

Good luck, and keep us posted!


On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Aaron Russell <arussell at ssrsb.ca> wrote:

> Is here anyone in Nova Scotia selling ATOM based motherboards?
> Thanks
> Aaron
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Haliburton" <jim at on-site.ns.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 2:01:00 PM
> Subject: [nSLUG] used servers
> Just a cautionary note about the lovely  hardware that Dop has let us know
> about.
> If using for a server or play thing they may require SCSI drives.  Unless
> you have a
> source for low cost pulls, they may not be the least expensive way to go.
>  Also most
> older SCSI drives were, compared to today, very low capacity.
> These older units were quite power hungry compared to the recent hardware.
>  I ran a test
> server here with Dual quad core CPUs and 4 SAS drives on test /
> configuration, for about
> 2 months.  This was new hardware, a Proliant 350 G6.  It added nearly
> $60.00 to my power
> bill!!  That is about $720 a year.
> These units give off heat and may have noisy fans to keep them cool.  May
> not be the
> friendliest units to have in a small space.
> You can see that with these considerations, an ATOM based motherboard in a
> small desktop
> case may cost upfront cash, but may be cheaper and more compatible in your
> surroundings
> over the long run.
> Just some things to be aware about.  I was all excited about getting some
> free used DEC
> systems a while back.  Till I found out they were water cooled and needed
> 20Amp service.
> Jim H
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