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    Shuttle XPC ST20G5

    All wrapped up in the very stylish G5 XPC chassis, the ST20G5 has a whole lot going for it. Until Shuttle pair nForce4 with the G5 chassis, there's arguably no better teeny PC to place a Socket 939 CPU and a PCI Express graphics board into.

    That's not to say it's without its problems, not least of all my inability to make any NVIDIA graphics board work with it for more than a very short period of time before the system became unstable, and my frustration with the optical drive fitment, but if you're willing to overlook the performance and chassis foibles (nothing's perfect), it makes a great case for itself. Realistically, you're limited to a single hard disk, too.


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    I like this system a lot. I like the idea of ATI onboard for basic build, basic gaming, I like the shape and design, I have no problem at al with being stuck to ATI for my second card, as I am a self confessed fan boy

    BUT WHAT IS THIS NIGHT MARE ABOUT ?


    I am not a scientist. I am not even a sound engineer. I am a sales man,

    BUT I can predict, with little or no training that the blunt sharp edges of a heatsink fan, when held in direct proximity to a small high reving fan, with no space to allow air to swirl first....is going to cause noise

    Look...white arrows, added by my own appaling hand, showing the designed rounded tips to the heatsink.....being sadly ignored.

    and the orange arrow pointing to the very flat, blunt, sharp edged fins that are being battered with a high velocity flow of air...

    a flow of air created by a fan that has a large "dead zone" in its centre because of its large motor proportions..... LOOK at which parts of that heatsink get ANY air at all!!! Outter 25% maybe. Maybe 30%.
    Rhys...mate.,...your poor ears

    I mean....pleease....I love you Shuttle...you design nice stuff....but either BUY A HEATSINK DSSIGNED for the job OR at least move the fan away on a plastic shroud to allow the air to swirl a bit before ramming it against flat edges

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    Gotta say.... Mr Zakky has a point.

    Why not integrate the heatsink into the heatpipe solution? we're all striving for near silent solutions and some poxy 40mm whiney fan, speed sensing or not, is probably going to be going flat out cos of the poor design,

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    Mr Zakky got so irate, he had to burst into the IT room, line up cardboard boxes and illustrate it with his own shouting!!!!

    Poor Jiff's ears got as much grief as that heatsink

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