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Cheapest pc possible meant to remote into fast vista pc

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July 28, 2008 9:54:57 PM

I'm seriously considering the idea of getting a very cheap pc and monitor, to use to remote onto a fast main pc running vista. You can see the thread about it http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/237482-44-vista-computer This would effectively give the ability to have two users running at once on one pc setup. (the cheap pc would be a bridge per-se) If you know anything about this, please reply. Would should I do to "build the bridge" lol.

Thanks in advance.
July 28, 2008 10:04:31 PM

I was looking at this myself,to play some older games on that hate new hardware.

Intel Atom Motherboard/VGA combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ITX formfactor case/power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 gigs of RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



thats the base system,of course you would need a hardrive (I would suggest getting a 2.5'' laptop HDD to have more room in that small case),an optical drive maybe,and you might need a PCI video card if the onboard cant handle what your doing.

But I built a system for $250 (not really,just threw stuff in my shopping cart),that was with a DVD drive and a ATI 9250 PCI video card. I already have an 80 gig laptop HDD laying around

July 29, 2008 3:24:58 AM

roadrunner197069, thank you. Well, I just hacked my vista-server-ish pc to allow concurrent user sessions, and if I am right, I should just need to buy a thin client, a monitor, hook it up, and bam. Two users using one computer. The only uncertainty is my wacom tablet. What thin client can I get that will support 1440x900 with 32-bit color?

Thanks everybody, I THINK I FOUND THE SOLUTION!!!


EDIT: Did more research
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