Another find from the Golden Computer Arcade.
This works surprisingly well.
LM4K helped me out in designing a system that could handle heavy processing and OpenGL graphics for $2k or less, and here is what he came up with:
CPU: Intel – BX80601965 – Core i7 965 – $999
Memory: GeIL – N82E16820144291 – 6GB (3 x 2GB) – $124.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte – GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI – $209.99
GPU: Gigabyte – GV-N275UD-896H – GTX 275 896MB – $249
PSU: Corsair – CMPSU-620HX – 620W Modular – $149.99
HDD: Hitachi – HTS723232L9A360 – 2.5″ 320GB 7200RPM – $68.99
HDD Adapter: StarTech – BRACKET25 – 2.5″ to 3.5″ HDD Adapter – $18.99
DVD: Pioneer – DVR-217DBK – 20X DVD-R – $26.99
Case: Lian Li – PC-A05N – Black Mini Tower Case – $89
Total = $1936.94
Build photos here. All hail the Love Monkey 4000.
The Acer Aspire One ZG5 is currently one of the hotter new items in the Hong Kong electronics market. It is a small (9.75″ x 6.75″) and cheap (3,400 HK$ or $436 USD) laptop running from a 1.6GHz Atom N270, 1gb ram, and an 8gb solid state hd. Out of the box it comes with a Linpus Linux opperating system (which looks like this). I found the OS to be functional but lacking a lot of what I love about Ubuntu, so I installed Ubuntu 8.04. The Aspire has no optical drive so you need to connect an external CD drive containing the boot CD. Ubuntu installs very easily on this device, the only problem I had was getting the the wireless to work for which I needed to follow these easy 5 steps.
Mine was purchased from Centrafield in the Golden Computer Arcade (one of the largest electronics markets in HK). To get to the market take the MTR to the Sham Shui Po stop, exit out of the D escalator, and look for this sign.
More photos here.
Huge love to my overly generous Chinese brother Neo for the gift.
(cross posted from fffff.at)