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 Post subject: Looking to buy a very quiet desktop Mini PC.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:08 pm 
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Well, looking to buy a small desktop PC that is both extremely quiet and powerful enough for most PC work including the odd game?

How about a Mac Mini?

Are they dead quiet? Can Win 7 be put on it?

What about TFT connections, what type do they have?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:44 pm 
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Hi,

The new Mac Mini is very quiet.

Windows 7 isn't officialy supported by boot camp yet but the Vista drivers work OK.

As for conection's it has mini display port and DVI.


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as it has the nvidia 9400 integrated graphics, it'll run some games...how well depends on your games, the screen resolution, and quality settings.

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as it has the nvidia 9400 integrated graphics, it'll run some games...how well depends on your games, the screen resolution, and quality settings.

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well do check out an Atom N330 dual core and ION chipset not only are they check as hell. They run cool. and it has a built in wifi and Geforce 9400

check out my rig. got it off ebay from tattoo4electronics
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The new Dell Zino HD is supposed to be very quiet.


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Dell Zino HD or Mac Mini? Got to decide now.


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My experience with the Mac Mini was disappointing. I have the previous generation of Core 2 Duo machines. When I got it, it was very quiet. I put an SSD in it and was very satisfied. Over time (about six months), it got louder and louder, until it was not quiet at all. I thought that the fan was going bad, so I replaced it and it didn't make a difference. I haven't had time to figure it out, but it's possible that the sensor is doing something different. It's loud now in both Windows and Leopard.


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