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Old 12-16-2007, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a EVGA 8800GTX and I already have some fast ram 2GB ( though they emit sounds ) Carsair Pro 6400 I think and I have a 6600 duo processor left over from a system I built a year ago. I also have a case that has plenty of room but its kinda flimsy and on top of that I have a 22 Viewsonic flat panel that is in good shape. So I need a good motherboard ( but I want a cheap one like below 100 bucks and simpliest design, i like micro atx the best ).
Does anyone here have any expirence with the shuttle barebone pc's? like this one: And can It handle like 2 Harddrives and 1 GTX card?


Newegg.com - Shuttle SP35P2-Pro Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo Intel P35 4 x 240Pin none prima small form factor fingerprint recognition wireless black XPC Barebone - Retail

Or should I sell the items I already have and start from scratch?
I'll get some links up later of a list I came up and tell me if there aight! k thanks!
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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8800gtx is a good Video Card, still is.. but the problem is that it dispenses so much heat, that a Shuttle Case doesn't have any airflow, and can make it run a lot hotter than it already does, same with an overclocked Quad-Core if you decide to go that route
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Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Black mATX Case with Clear Side, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports VF6000BWS at TigerDirect.com

something like this is slightly better. It has front, top, side and back vents for good airflow. Stick with your current components, their pretty good. Next get a G33 MATX motherboard, their the best Intel matx chipset next to the new 630i and you can find these less than $100
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Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Black mATX Case with Clear Side, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports VF6000BWS at TigerDirect.com

something like this is slightly better. It has front, top, side and back vents for good airflow. Stick with your current components, their pretty good. Next get a G33 MATX motherboard, their the best Intel matx chipset next to the new 630i and you can find these less than $100
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Heres what I have come up with ( is TigerDirect as good as Newegg? )

Case: Newegg.com - Thermaltake LANBOX Lite VF6000BNS Black SECC Gaming Cube Computer Case - Retail - $79.99
Motherboard: Newegg.com - EVGA 112-CK-NF72-K1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce e-7050/610i Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -$109.99 ( $10 rebate )
Powersupply: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail - $64.99

Total $ 254.97 + 23.58 tax + 19.27 shipping = 297.82

I also need an operating system so which one should i get for multimedia perferences? Vista or XP?
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I have this power supply and it seems to work for the most part on the system I had before:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 600W Power Supply 115/ 230 V Safety Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC - Retail

Should I get a better one or keep the one I have?
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Personally, I prefer Newegg over any other site. I haven't ever seen anything I was looking for to be cheaper at Tiger Direct.... Also, i visited their warehouse in Aurora, IL with a friend once, and was LESS than impressed.... it was a sad sad little store..... no selection, and crazy prices (although, I ded get 2 spindles of 100 DVD-R's for dirt cheap, but that was the only item worthy of purchase at the time.... lol)....

Anyways, if you are still thinking of the Shuttle SFF PC, here is a good site for you to check out... SFF Tech - Small Form Factor There is a link on that homepage to their forums as well, MUCH about SFF PC's there.

I had an Shuttle SN25P as my gaming rig for about 2 years, but I blew the CPU (I think it was the CPU, still working on that) in an over-clock attempt gone very wrong.... user error, lol. They are sturdy little machines.
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