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in the uk the board is about £30 then you have to buy a separate power supply,

the recommended is 5.1v @2.5 amp and uses a micro usb type connector i believe at about £6

official one here :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Official-Universal-Supply/dp/B00MBH6XNS/ref=pd_sim_147_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41C0YiXEPgL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=4JWJR0077E968T7YE46Z

and of course your going to need an sd card, price varies but i believe you'll want a class 10 type card and not any old cheap sd card for best reliability and performance.

 

when nigsy wakes up tomorrow and see's your post i'm sure he'll have a lot more info for you, seeing how he's running one as his media centre i believe.

 

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Well thank you terry, i at least got that model pointed out, should be here in a few days.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3-Model-B-2016-Quad-Core-64-Bit-1GB-WiFi-Bluetooth-with-Heatsinks-/251901505530?hash=item3aa67feffa:g:sXUAAOSwRgJXjanm

 

Doesn't say anything about power supplies, just really trying to get the unit delivered and go from there, I am certain you guys will assist with sd cards, cases, or whatever else to make this gem work well.

 

Thank you :)

 

edit: those things were selling fast!

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Think it's time to upgrade mine!!

I have one of the original (well Revision 2) models and it's still in use. Bought it originally to learn Python language to help with a GIS project I was working on at the time. Since then my kid has used it to support learning "scratch" (they have the Pi's at school) and other basic programming using the breakout boards and PiCam. I use it mainly for XMBC (Kodi) now and it works a treat.

Power supply wise any mobile phone charger that used micro USB will work. Mines plugged into the powered USB socket on the back of the TV and HDMI for picture / sound. Got this logitech keyboard mouse combo:

 

http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400-plus?crid=27

 

Means I can control the Pi without any trailing wires or anything.

 

Get the Magpi subscription for ideas:

 

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/

 

 

Here's mine in its PiBow case:

 

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What i found researching this awesome device, under extreme load it'll put out some heat, according to that data it pushes 80C, that's about 176 F, noticed some folks cutting that temp by half using chipset heatsinks.

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the one you bought and linked to comes with heatsinks already on it according to your link. :- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3-Model-B-2016-Quad-Core-64-Bit-1GB-WiFi-Bluetooth-with-Heatsinks-/251901505530?hash=item3aa67feffa:g:sXUAAOSwRgJXjanm

 

here's a default one without the heatsinks :- https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-RASP-PI-3-Model-Motherboard/dp/B01CD5VC92

 

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nigsy when this thing gets here Monday thinking about Android 5.0, maybe android tv ?

 

Not sure if the official Android release is out yet for either the OS or TV; but I know there are several devs publishing beta versions of their own work - a quick google search should get you up and running.

 

If you're like me you'll end up with half a dozen memory cards with different OS's on that you can just switch when you want to try something different.

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you might find this guide useful then nigel, then you can have a single card with multi os on it. :- http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-install-multiple-oses-on-a-single-sd-card-for-raspberry-pi/

 

:b33r:

 

Yep; have used Berryboot before but it doesn't support all OS's and if it becomes corrupt it's a PITA to reinstall and re-configure. Maybe the latest versions are a little less temperamental!!

 

Good shout though :tup:

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Received the PI, purchased plexiglass to cut small pieces from it to make the case, waiting for a copper heatsing.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Connectland-1504002-Heatsink-Fan-Cooling-System-Motherboard-Chipset-Copper-/351795261285?hash=item51e8a1af65:g:nEMAAOSwARZXmZ3M

 

This beast is from the UK, going to be a wile.. till then i have to pick up rotozip cutting bits, cuts like crap using any other tool, the stuff is 1/4 inch for a nice solid base.

 

Pending on how it performs, i may OC it to get the thing moving, also hoping that software is optimized for it.

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how the hell are you planning on connecting that monster to your pi board? it'll probably be 3 times the size of the pi3.

 

if you really want to go over the top cooling it then you might as well water cool the thing.

 

 

i'd think the biggest heatsink i'd use on one would be the same as in your post 11 and 12 videos.

 

:b33r:

 

just noticed the 8inch x 4inch x 1inch are package dimensions so the heat sink might not be as huge as i first imagined.

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it's not be as big as i first thought caintry, (made an edit to my post) so am looking forward to seeing it when he has it connected, still no idea on how he plans to do that though. :mrgreen:

 

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Hey fellas we'll see how it pans out but it looks like i can side mount a chipset fan to that heatsink, it'll be another week or so.

 

I have plans for a few other PI's if this should work, with all the research under certain software environments this device has excellent video performance, the kodi community have done beautiful work, you could tell this app is optimized for this device and not some ignored application.

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i really wouldn't bother duan, just the heatsink will keep it cool enough i'd think, plus then you have the benefit of a total silent device without any fan wine to annoy you, if you find it does reach temps high enough to cause it to throttle and cause problems, only then i'd think about adding a fan.

 

anyway have you had it up and running and tested kodi on it yet, and if so what os did you put on it?

 

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