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    Default Help buying Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

    I am planning to buy a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I am thinking about buying from techshopbd.com. It is priced 5000 (approx.) taka there. Are they good or any suggestion for buying from elsewhere?

    Moreover, those who are using it, can you please give me some information about:
    1. Compatibility of locally available brands (such as TP-Link) Wi-Fi dongles with Raspberry Pi?
    2. What SD cards you are using with it?

    Last but not least, I am planning to use it as a media center PC, is it a good idea?

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    u would be better off with a nano atx system like this 1.

    http://globalbrand.com.bd/Computer_H...rice&order=ASC

    Asus J1800I-C Motherboard

    5,800 BDT probably includes 2gb DDR3L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahdi View Post
    I am planning to buy a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I am thinking about buying from techshopbd.com. It is priced 5000 (approx.) taka there. Are they good or any suggestion for buying from elsewhere?

    Moreover, those who are using it, can you please give me some information about:
    1. Compatibility of locally available brands (such as TP-Link) Wi-Fi dongles with Raspberry Pi?
    2. What SD cards you are using with it?

    Last but not least, I am planning to use it as a media center PC, is it a good idea?
    Raspberry Pi is great for the GPIO pins but not for media center, if you need something like that go with either AMD's low cost offerings or from intel.

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    Sorry for the OT, but which one is the better option for a torrent-box? A RPi/ similar boards or low end AMD/Intel solutions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusharratC View Post
    Sorry for the OT, but which one is the better option for a torrent-box? A RPi/ similar boards or low end AMD/Intel solutions?
    For torrentbox go with intel/AMD solutions, I tried Raspberry pi and kola pi, none of them is that fast really. They are awesome at what they do but not for this.

    If you need just a seedbox go with intel/amd solutions, if you need more than that, say you want to control some other devices at the same time go for the pi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahdi View Post
    I am planning to buy a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I am thinking about buying from techshopbd.com. It is priced 5000 (approx.) taka there. Are they good or any suggestion for buying from elsewhere?

    Moreover, those who are using it, can you please give me some information about:
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    2. What SD cards you are using with it?

    Last but not least, I am planning to use it as a media center PC, is it a good idea?
    Don't know whether this will be compatible with your project but there is new IoT platform creating buzz called Omega that you can try.
    It runs full linux and you code using high level programming languages like Javascript, PHP and Python along with tools like Git or npm.
    It also has built-in WiFi and more compact than Raspberry Pi.
    I am going to get one in future for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    Don't know whether this will be compatible with your project but there is new IoT platform creating buzz called Omega that you can try.
    It runs full linux and you code using high level programming languages like Javascript, PHP and Python along with tools like Git or npm.
    It also has built-in WiFi and more compact than Raspberry Pi.
    I am going to get one in future for sure.
    performance should be very very low. 400MHz processor with 64MB RAM, really not enough this days. Even pi with .7-1GHz with 512MB of RAM is sluggish.

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