Onebox Mediacenter

Discussion in 'Computers' started by michael_b_w, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. michael_b_w

    michael_b_w Auditioning

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Any opinions on the Onebox Media Center? I am looking to spend about $500 for one on eBay and I am wondering if it is worth it. Here are the specs:

    ONEbox Small Form Factor Case: Silver
    VIA Mini-ITX M10000 Motherboard w/ 1GHz C3 Processor
    512MB DDR266 Memory
    ATI RADEONTM 7500 Graphical Processing Unit
    ATI TheatreTM 200 Technology
    64MB DDR Dedicated Video Memory
    Stereo TV tuner with 125 channels
    DirectX® and OpenGL® support
    160 GB 7200RPM 2MB Cache Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive
    Tray load CD/DVD Drive
    6-in-1 Flash Memory Card Reader/Writer
    2- USB-2 Ports
    1- Firewire Ports
    1- Serial Port
    1- Parallel Port
    1- SVGA
    1- S-Video
    1- 5.1 Surround (SP/DIF) port
    10/100 Ethernet Jack
  2. Aaron_*P

    Aaron_*P Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 22, 2003
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    For the price you can do much better then 1 Ghz, especially if you build it yourself (like I do).
  3. Joe Ku

    Joe Ku Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 1, 2003
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    The 1GHz C3 processor is not about raw speed, it is about being quiet. The C3 generates very little heat and consumes very little power, allowing it to be cooled silently, and allowing a small silent power supply to power the whole rig. go over to to get more info and see what can be done with these cool little processors.

    If you only plan to use it to listen to MP3's and play DVDs it will be plenty fast. However if you want to encode DVDs to DIVX or something I would recommend an athlonXP or P4 rig.

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