Low Cost Nettop Suitable for WHS

Low-cost desktop computers or Nettop’s are becoming more popular and can be a good choice for a DIY Windows Home Server build.

MSI Wind PC 

The MSI Wind PC (MS-6496-06S) is one beauty featuring an Atom 1.6GHz processor on board and space for up to 2GB of RAM. Although it only has one HDD drive bay the 2nd CD/DDD bay could easily be converted with drive rails to accept a second drive and with 6 USB2 connectors, external drives can also be connected.

The barebone Wind PC can be stood vertically or laid down horizontally, due to it’s small size (65mm x 240mm x 300mm) and consumes less than 40W of power at full-speed operation.

With low acoustics and complete with integrated graphics and Gigabit LAN this Nettop is available for $150 in the US and £123 across the pond in the UK.

More information is available here.

Share this WHS Article with Others:

| |

About the Author

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Mike says:

    I actually using one of these and it works great!

  2. Keith says:

    I just bought one from Newegg – got it yesterday and am in the process of migrating to the new box. Looks great – so small and quiet. At $150, you can’t beat it.

Leave a Reply

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.