I shot you off a facebook message yesterday but then realised you may not actually check your facebook messages. I probably need to get onto this Twitter thing …
Anyhow this is probably something that a few people can benefit from.
In the powerscriping podcast, you showed us the Gigabyte BRIX that you use for your lab.
After a few months of trying to get some test gear from work (the largest University in my state mind you!) I have decided to stop asking and work on getting my own lab up and going. Your recent rants have inspired me
I’m tossing up between a BRIX and a clone micro-ATX build - I’d primarily like something that won’t boost my power bill by a large amount.
I would rather the BRIX for portability and for the small power use over the ATX, but I was wondering what the performance is like. I don’t need anything super special, I will be running server core where I can and then probably a few other machines for product specific testing (exchange, SQL, System Centre stuff etc).
I’d be interested to hear what you get out of your BRIX to see if it will probably fit my needs as well. I’m currently thinking an i7 4500 with 256GB SSD and 16GB ram.
I don’t travel around much but a huge positive for the BRIX would be the ability to take it with me where I go and not rely on my home ADSL (at a whopping 3Mbps down and .5Mbps up - yay for Australian infrastructure!) to remote back into my lab.