I am currently using my Mac Mini computer to control my x-carve. My 1000mm X-carve sits on a rolling table that I can move around the garage. I have built a small cabinet underneath to house my Mac Mini and all the compnents that run the x-carve. I have the pre-Xcontroller model. I have also installed some fans with dust covers from AC Infinity Fans (which are amazing by the way) that keep air flowing in this small cabinet around 75-80 degrees in the hot Alabama summer.
Which brings up my question - I bring my Mac Mini inside the house when I am not using the x-carve. My garage is not conditioned and it gets pretty hot and humid out there. Also I use my Mac Mini as somewhat of a main computer when I use Illustrator etc inside.
If I purchased another, probably used, mac mini; Would it be okay to leave out there in the garage all the time?
What if I purchased a small mini computer off of amazon like the one below
Are these kinds of computers okay to leave in hot and humid conditions when not being used? Would this mini PC even be able to handle running the X-carve?
Any help on this would greatly appreciated. I am just kind of tired of moving my computer in and out and would be willing to purchase something to keep out there permanently if it makes sense.
thank you very much