Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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RE: It depends on the budget! :)
by ilovebeer on Mon 8th Aug 2011 03:55 UTC in reply to "It depends on the budget! :)"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

SO: it really depends what your budget is. Chances are high you're going to have to shell out for new RAM, though, and depending on the age of the P4, possibly new drives as you switch over to SATA.

This is slightly off-topic but you can easily use older ide drives with sata connectors via a cheap adapter. I even went as cheap as to get a few Chinese ones off ebay for a couple bucks each. Even those worked well. New harddrives in the 500GB-1.5GB are pretty cheap these days, even some in the 2GB range... But an ide->sata adapter is even cheaper. ;)

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