[nSLUG] Is here anyone in Nova Scotia sellingATOMbasedmotherboards?

Stephen Yorke (DezignNet) syorke at dezignnet.com
Thu Nov 3 17:16:38 ADT 2011


NewEgg's price including shipping and tax on the D525 is $104.34
DirectDial's price including shipping and tax on the same is $126.50
 
Unfortunately, I do not think anyone will beat NewEgg prices...
 
TigerDirect...they are way to pricey...
 

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From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca on behalf of Daniel Morrison
Sent: Thu 03/11/2011 5:11 PM
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Is here anyone in Nova Scotia sellingATOMbasedmotherboards?



Since everyone is plugging newegg, I thought I'd throw in a word for
DirectDial.com. I've found them very friendly and helpful, with
excellent shipping rates. They have a Halifax warehouse, and real-time
stock availability listed by warehouses across the country. I look for
items available in Halifax, and they arrive within a couple of days.
And most importantly, they don't spam me with endless "blowout deals"
(like some other companies <cough>tiger<cough>direct<cough>).

http://www.directdial.com/ca/shop/go/Motherboards-Atom.asp

-D.

On 3 November 2011 16:56, Stephen Yorke (DezignNet)
<syorke at dezignnet.com> wrote:
> I would look for a higher priced one with free shipping, if there are any, just did a quick search on NewEgg.
> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006655&isNodeId=1&Description=atom
>
> -Stephen
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> From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca on behalf of Stephen Yorke (DezignNet)
> Sent: Thu 03/11/2011 4:35 PM
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group; Nova Scotia Linux User Group
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Is here anyone in Nova Scotia selling ATOMbasedmotherboards?
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> Just use NewEgg.ca...if they have the partin their warehouse in Canada, I guarantee you will get it in 2 or 3 business days.  That is the only place I shop from...when I lived in the US, it was NewEgg.com
>
> When I moved home to Canada a few years ago, I was PO'd that I couldn't use NewEgg.com due to their US only status...6 or 8 months later, their Canadian site opened...THANK GOD !!!
>
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> From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca on behalf of Cliff Cameron
> Sent: Thu 03/11/2011 3:53 PM
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Is here anyone in Nova Scotia selling ATOM basedmotherboards?
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> 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!
>
> Cliff
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Aaron Russell <arussell at ssrsb.ca> wrote:
>
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>        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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