[Cerowrt-devel] hardware from hell

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 21:47:11 EST 2016

> On 4 Mar, 2016, at 04:16, Dave Täht <dave at taht.net> wrote:
> I am A) still fiddling with alternate web site generators and B) just
> finished writing up (grousing) about all the hardware I just tried to
> make work.
> http://the-edge.taht.net/post/hardware_from_hell/
> I am about to tear apart the dual ethernet nuc we discussed here, again,
> swapping out everything in it to see if I can get it to work. I fear I
> fried it by trying to compile a kernel on it, or something....

If you’re in need of reliable hardware with dual Ethernet and a mini-PCIe slot, you could try this:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D7PL6h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D7PL6h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($62.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Inwin BP655.FH200B Mini ITX Desktop Case w/200W Power Supply  ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $249.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-03 21:40 EST-0500

It’s not as small as a NUC, but it’s not very large either.  It’s also possible to reduce the cost a bit further if that’s a factor.

 - Jonathan Morton

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