A Cheap Do it Yourself Mini-PC from VIA

ARTiGO Mini-PC DIYFeast your eyes on the ARTiGO Pico-ITX DIY Builder Kit… sounds stupidly complex but it really isn’t. Check out how easy it is to create your own computer with this awesome $199  system:


For more info here is the link to VIA’s web page on the ARTiGO

Here are the default specs for the ARTiGO

CPU VIA C7 1GHz Processor


VIA VX700 Unified Digital Media IGP Chipset

Memory Support 1 DDR2 533 SODIMM Socket, Up to 1GB

Hard Disk Support

1 UltraDMA 133/100/66 IDE Connector (2.0mm 44-pin Header) for 2.5″ Hard Disk

Operation System Support Windows 2000 / XP, WinCE, XPe, Linux

USB Ports

4 USB 2.0 ports

LAN Port 1 10/100Mbps RJ-45 LAN port


Build-in High Definition Audio

Audio Ports 1 Microphone-in jack
1 Line-out jack

Display Port

1 VGA port

Dimensions 5.9″(L) x 4.3″(D) x 1.8″(H) (15cm x 11cm x 4.5cm)

Average System Weight

1.14 lbs (520g)