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Post subject: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Aug 10, 2009 - 07:20 PM
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So the way I see this, is that it is a 1.6ghz dual core, up to 4 gigs of ram, and a Geforce 9400m, that with a harddrive pulls down around 60 watts at full load. So a lowend gaming pc. Atleast it is good enough to play BF 2142, UT3, CoD 4, and L4D - ofcourse with different levels of good (UT3/CoD 4 will have to be 640x480 and low to get 30 fps).

Has anyone played with an Ion setup yet? I want some real world stress test that are not video. Right now I am eying the standard Atom 330 with the GMA 950 (since I can build those for $210). Upgrading to the Ion means $250 + whatever itll cost for me to build suitable cases. My goal is to eventually have sets of low impact computers I can bring to lanparties/have setup at my house, that have all the games already installed and ready to go. xero, xen, and Ack have all had their ears talked off about this so I figured I would throw it up there for those I dont talk to often.

A specific board for this would be the Zotac IONITX-A:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813500027
Which if that one wins out, well I might build it into a filing cabinet.

And before yall get on me about the POS specs, the whole goal is low power but still able to play the games we normally play. I mean I still have a more up to date pc, these would just be extras - until I switch over...
 
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Post subject: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Nov 22, 2009 - 04:24 PM
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I took a look at the link you posted, and I'm honestly pretty impressed with the hardware. No, it's not a top-end gaming rig, but it'll have no problems running a lot of the games we've played over the years.

Of course, I don't expect anyone to want to run Crysis on this setup haha (although that would be pretty amusing)

I haven't heard much about the atom/ion setup, but the hardware specs speak for themselves. I like it, for what it is.

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Post subject: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Nov 23, 2009 - 08:06 PM
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What is awe? Realization that what you see before you is a computer mounted inside a GameCube chassis , running Crysis.

I challenge you to bring us awe.
 
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Post subject: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Nov 24, 2009 - 12:28 PM
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awe should be coming in a few days....


*hint, should be clocking my rig to aboput 4.6 ghz...*

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Post subject: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Nov 24, 2009 - 04:57 PM
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FUCK YES! I JUST JUST FACED IN MY PANTS

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see, I was so excited I stutter-typed
-- edit ends, wiping and changing of panties begins--

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4.41 (stable Razz vandyl) as of now without changing voltages...

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Post subject: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Dec 01, 2009 - 05:13 PM
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      vandyl wrote:
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Is that supposed to be you flicking him off? Or do you have four testicles?

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whichever tickles you best, lover of kimchi

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Dec 21, 2009 - 10:54 AM
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I still havent played with the setup, but Ive found some people who game on them - Others have stated steady FPS on theset tiltes (lag because of fraps):
GRAW:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhULXAhziXs
Left 4 Dead 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6FewLEr ... re=related
Half Life 2 Deathmatch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6bNkUMk ... re=related
Far Cry 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7MyKXpg ... re=related

Still havent found a case that I can mount them in properly.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Jan 07, 2010 - 03:24 PM
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And Bandit I may take you on that challenge. I am just waiting till the end of the month before I commit. Rumor is there may be a better C7 processor announced then. Ive not found an ion setup small enough to fit in the Gamecube yet.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: The Atom 330 and ION  PostPosted: Jan 10, 2010 - 09:30 PM
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I await the Awe. Bring it unto us.
 
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hmmm... interesting project developing here...

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Well its been done:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Obx7ZYTTU
Via's new chipset with a PCI express slot runs Crysis. Using a short 8600, like in the video, you could fit it in a Gamecube.

Back to my original idea it is.
 
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two words:

toaster

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crysis on a system mounted in a toaster? I bet the toaster would still work too Wink

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If I build anything into a toaster itll be a hotswappable raid. Ive seen it done more than once. And yes the harddrives ride on modified toast runners.

I actually was given a project box today - alittle 4x6 inch mobo with embedded everything but ram and storage (Compact Flash). Itll probably endup in the Mamecab, since it is too big for the gamecube...
 
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I'm really looking forward to this. Just put together a moderate gaming rig for my wife. (I say moderate because it's using a Pentium D 805 and 8800GT vs Core I* and GTX***/59**)

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So seven years later this atom box is still going strong. Nowadays it mostly runs MAME games in my VS tent with Launchbox running a stripped down Tiny XP, but still works just fine. I had it running Borderlands 1 and BF2142 for awhile, but now it is mostly Dr Mario or VS Tennis.
 
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