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MSI MS-9A08
« on: May 09, 2009, 01:12:27 am »
May be the best possible media director available... When it's available...

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=newsdesc&news_no=780

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 01:26:45 am »
Very interesting, they didn't mention any ETA or cost though.

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 04:00:00 pm »
Barebone in stock for $448 at http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_9a08
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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 06:49:26 pm »
Hell, with a spec like that, it'd make a half-decent core!!

I noticed an internal fan, but no indication as to how noisy that is. If anyone decides to try using one of these, I'd be interested to know.....
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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 07:09:04 pm »
Hell, with a spec like that, it'd make a half-decent core!!

I noticed an internal fan, but no indication as to how noisy that is. If anyone decides to try using one of these, I'd be interested to know.....

Its only got an GMAX4500 though...so its a little underpowered in the GPU department for the price;

These two motherboards have a more interesting spec in our opinion;

ATOM-230 & Ion in Mini-ITX form factor; http://www.mini-itx.com/store/basket.asp?action=add&product=4018&qty=1&c=53

Dual Core ATOM-330 & Ion in Mini-ITX form factor; http://www.mini-itx.com/store/basket.asp?action=add&product=4017&qty=1&c=53

Or if you have energy to 'burn' there is this Core-2 Duo version; http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=52

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 10:55:39 pm »
True,

I was looking at the number of SATA ports etc. Overkill for an MD ;-)
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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 10:03:52 am »
AS the Zotac ITX Ion Thing comes with a Powersupply... does someone has a tip which case could be useful? I was waiting for the Acer Aspire ION PC... but to get the grip on an Atom 330 & Nvidia 9400 for approx 140€ + shipping... sound just to good! Any ideas about a nice, small but cooling case (girlfriend HATES when PCs hang down the desk, baremetal! ;O))

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 02:01:29 pm »
AS the Zotac ITX Ion Ting comes with a Powersupply... does someone have a tip, which case could be useful? I was waiting for the Acer Aspire ION PC, but to get the grip on an Atom 330 & Nvidia 9400 for approx 140€ + shipping... sound just to good! Any ideas about a nice, small but cooling case (girlfriend HATES when PCs hang down the desk, baremetal! ;O))

Thx. Pat

Thats called 'Industrial Chic' around here ;-)

These cases are not bad...http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=54#m350

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 03:57:36 pm »

These cases are not bad...http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=54#m350


They have a nice bundle over there at mini-itx with the dual-core, 2GB DDR2 and m350 case for ~ $325US...not too shabby.

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009, 09:31:26 am »
May be the best possible media director available... When it's available...

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=newsdesc&news_no=780

It can be used as a compact core/hybrid as well - two Ethernet ports, 6 COM. The better option for MD IMHO nVidia Ion nettop like Acer Aspire Revo.
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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009, 03:20:30 pm »
I agree with nite_man, the Revo looks very interesting. Only downside I found is the lack of SPDIF, but if we're able to get audio over HDMI to work, I'm a happy camper.
Didn't find any info on the network chipset, but presume it will work when 810 is released.

Edit: What the hell, checked out the specs at Play, and they state that Ethernet LAN is only 10/100...?
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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2009, 01:38:52 am »
I agree with nite_man, the Revo looks very interesting. Only downside I found is the lack of SPDIF, but if we're able to get audio over HDMI to work, I'm a happy camper.
Didn't find any info on the network chipset, but presume it will work when 810 is released.

Edit: What the hell, checked out the specs at Play, and they state that Ethernet LAN is only 10/100...?

The Revo's LAN is Gigabit :-)

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2009, 05:29:16 pm »
Andrew,
Anymore product review info now that you guys have had quite a bit longer to play with it (Revo)? Still doing well? Noticed any new issues?
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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2009, 01:23:51 am »
Andrew,
Anymore product review info now that you guys have had quite a bit longer to play with it (Revo)? Still doing well? Noticed any new issues?
-Krys

No issues as as far as I can see...its a damn nice little machine :-)

I'ts not PnP under 0710 but under 0810 it will be. Unless you need more I/O like on the Zotac I cant see any reason to be unhappy with the Revo :-)

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Re: MSI MS-9A08
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2009, 09:05:32 am »
I'ts not PnP under 0710 but under 0810 it will be.

"Will be" or "is" ?