I would like to build a new router for my home network. It won't generally need to do a lot of work, but I do need it to have a PCI-e 2.0 x8 (or higher) slot to accommodate a QDR InfiniBand adapter.
Beyond this requirement, my next-highest-priority goal is that this machine not consume a lot of electricity when idle or mostly idle. A low purchase price would be nice, too.
I plan to build this machine from parts (motherboard, CPU, etc), although if the cost is low enough, a pre-manufactured system would be fine too.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
posted by Juffo-Wup
on Jun 7, 2013 -
Where could a person get a (working) used computer with at least 1 GB ram in it for $100 or less? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Sep 16, 2011 -
Hey folks. Long time reader, first time 'asker.'
Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store in San Francisco - I'm particularly looking for Dell laptop parts.
Just inherited a Dell D810 Latitude laptop - needs some love - almost free love, that's my budget... Any chance in getting a line on a used dell charger (type pa-10) or a used battery for a Latitiude d810 (type Y4367)? Anyone know of a recycle-ry that I can hit up for cheap? I've scouted ebay, put a call out on freecycle (Marin, SF), and scoured craigslist. Suggests?
posted by firestorm888
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Cheapest computing possibilities that will not die within six weeks? Used, new, whatever, I'm looking for something that will let me browse the net, do word processing/spreadsheets, and play music at least. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Sep 15, 2009 -
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on May 29, 2009 -
What's my best option for finding a cheap-as-dirt computer in the Dallas area? [more inside]
posted by item
on May 22, 2008 -
So, my TV just died and I'm wondering whether a TV-tuner card in the PC isn't the way to go to replace it... [more inside]
posted by Rallon
on Oct 31, 2007 -
I'm thinking about purchasing my first laptop. All I want it to do is allow me to check email on the road, and maybe play DVDs. Is there a super-stripped down model I can get on the cheap? Should I buy something used? How much "fat" can I cut and still have a machine that will last a few years?
posted by JoanArkham
on Aug 23, 2004 -
Suggestions for decent-sounding but relatively inexpensive computer speakers?
posted by biscotti
on Feb 5, 2004 -