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For all you lovers of the tiny PC! This is for the board only, no accessories.

Sold new by NowView in the New&Used section. This is the cheapest i can find it online anywhere.

If you require a case, the "Pi + Clear Case" option is sold by Amazon for £25.95 (making the case £2.50 instead of £3.44 buying it separate).

The frequently bought section also lists a power supply for £2.68 which seems to be the power supply of choice for most Pi buyers. This gives a total of £28.63 for a cased, working Pi Model B.

The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-low-cost, deck-of-cards sized Linux computer. Developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, the Raspberry Pi aims to put the fun back into learning computing by promoting the study of computer science and programming at a school level.

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kencol#1
Model b+ out now...not much more and with 4 usb, etc.
hypersonic 4 Likes #2
kencol
Model b+ out now...not much more and with 4 usb, etc.

Yep, selling here for £26.95; also a very good deal 8)

Case here for £3.41 delivered.

As for power supplies, search Amazon for "micro usb 5v 2a" and take your pick @ £4-£5 :)



Edited By: timcreggan on Aug 04, 2014 09:05: again more details...
hackerace#3
is there a good remote to use with this? ls it better to the plus model?
hypersonic#4
hackerace
is there a good remote to use with this? ls it better to the plus model?

what are you intending to use it for? xbmc?

Edited By: timcreggan on Aug 04, 2014 17:59
Brightling#5
kencol
Model b+ out now...not much more and with 4 usb, etc.

It's a matter of personal preference of course, but I prefer the newer model. The connections are only on two sides of the board, not 3, aesthetically a bit more pleasing. It also takes microSD cards instead of full fat SD.
josephobrien2000#7
My Pi died.
lots and lots of people get boot issues.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8226&sid=f6b3323acd1ebe0e9e37a4bb004e2484&start=175

And there doesnt seem to be a cure.

Whats the point in buying these when they just die.
Nomak#8
When you add the price of a decent USB hub to this you can buy a B+, and you'd also get more GPIO pins, microsd slot, etc.

This is a good price if a B meets all your requirements.
ThePoloDoc#9
josephobrien2000
My Pi died.
lots and lots of people get boot issues.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8226&sid=f6b3323acd1ebe0e9e37a4bb004e2484&start=175

And there doesnt seem to be a cure.

Whats the point in buying these when they just die.

My Raspberry Pi got the red light only issue and that was because the case which I bought for it puts a little bit of pressure on the SD card (unknown to me before it broke) which eventually bent the SD card slot enough to cause the pins to not connect correctly. I fixed mine with a piece of paper jammed in along with the SD card and my Pi has been working fine ever since (about 10 months).

http://imgur.com/a/Zwhvh

This may be a potential fix for someone with this problem if you had a case similar to mine.
thecresta#10
josephobrien2000
My Pi died.
lots and lots of people get boot issues.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8226&sid=f6b3323acd1ebe0e9e37a4bb004e2484&start=175

And there doesnt seem to be a cure.

Whats the point in buying these when they just die.

You could say that about anything.
fishmaster 2 Likes #11
hackerace
is there a good remote to use with this? ls it better to the plus model?

If you have an Android phone I use Yatse >

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en_GB
josephobrien2000#12
thecresta
josephobrien2000
My Pi died.
lots and lots of people get boot issues.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8226&sid=f6b3323acd1ebe0e9e37a4bb004e2484&start=175

And there doesnt seem to be a cure.

Whats the point in buying these when they just die.

You could say that about anything.


True.
But it annoyed me to see that many users had the exact same issue but no fix. It only lasted a few days. Trying to teach my daughter something about computers. All she learned was that they break down a lot!

Nice user profile pic by the way!
scousethief#13
You guys are the ones to ask :)

Im looking for a media centre to run Plex coupled with my Chromecast and to share the files amongst the laptops, tablets, phones and main pc. I would like to be able to use larger capacity 2.4" drives and maybe 3-4 of them. What are my best options ? , i can build a small form factor pc that can do what i want but id would like if possible to go smaller, most of my videos are converted to 1080p MKV files or less.

At the minute i have most of my DVD/Bluray backed up into the MKV files on my main pc and then everything just streams from here but i would like something seperate.

Any advice ?

many thanks
Scouse
josephobrien2000#14
Brightling
kencol
Model b+ out now...not much more and with 4 usb, etc.

It's a matter of personal preference of course, but I prefer the newer model. The connections are only on two sides of the board, not 3, aesthetically a bit more pleasing. It also takes microSD cards instead of full fat SD.


the B+ has a nice push in/push out sd slot like u get on tablets. The SD slot on the B is made of quite brittle plastic and is prone to snaping ( see youtube / google ) for lots of ingenious people trying to fix this.
So the B+ sd slot is a big plus from me as my Pi B sd slot snapped too.
sej7278#15
nothing new, the B has been around £24 for a month or more now, since a couple of weeks before the £27 B+ was released funnily enough
bargainBooze#16
I would rather buy the B+ as external power is not required for the USB ports.
tommytbone1#17
Has anyone got experience with these M8 boxes? Is it worth spending a bit more for one of these for XBMC?
ddaann_99#18
bargainBooze
I would rather buy the B+ as external power is not required for the USB ports.


There is still a limitation of total 1.2 amps over all four ports.
Khaiyanbanned 2 Likes #19
tommytbone1
Has anyone got experience with these M8 boxes? Is it worth spending a bit more for one of these for XBMC?

I wouldn't recommend it. My Raspberry Pi is perfectly capable of running XBMC (the Open-Elec port). It does suffer from the occasional lag now and then but I hardly notice it. The performance is all-round impressive.
fishmaster 1 Like #20
scousethief
You guys are the ones to ask :)

Im looking for a media centre to run Plex coupled with my Chromecast and to share the files amongst the laptops, tablets, phones and main pc. I would like to be able to use larger capacity 2.4" drives and maybe 3-4 of them. What are my best options ? , i can build a small form factor pc that can do what i want but id would like if possible to go smaller, most of my videos are converted to 1080p MKV files or less.

At the minute i have most of my DVD/Bluray backed up into the MKV files on my main pc and then everything just streams from here but i would like something seperate.

Any advice ?

many thanks
Scouse

A Microserver will do what you want with 3.5" drives, depends if that's too big a unit or not. The Intel NUC/Gigabyte Brix are small but they wouldn't cope that well with 3-4 drives, as they'd need to be USB and the units don't have enough USB ports. You could pick up a 2nd user rackmount blade style server from Ebay which would also do the job if you want to use multiple 2.5" HDDs.

Stick 'blade server' in to Ebay and you'll see what I mean. There's numerous ways of doing what you want. I prefer simple. A Microserver does all I need for example and takes 4-5 HDDs.

I'm sure people will suggest possibly more elegant ways of achieving what you want.

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