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    Question New SFF PC Builder/HELP NEEDED.

    I have just moved into a new bedsit ,which is to be my home for the next 12 mounths,there is not a lot of room ,so i want to build a new pc using A SFF Case,i want the pc to be an all sing all dancing machine and the monitour to double as a television screen,and be able to record TV to hard drive and then burn to DVD,and be good for music play back,plus good in the gaming stakes,Iwant the Quietest and best hardware that money can buy and a good 17" TFT monitour,I have got a Nebula DigiTV card that i can use for TV recieving,its the rest i need help choosing as i have never built a SFF PC before,so which would be the best barebones pc to go for and the best hardware to use ??.
    My budget is £2000 pounds ,give or take £100 eachway.
    Any help and ideas would be great.

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    Hmm, SN85G w/ A64 3000+. The 60mm fan in it can be modded for something quieter than the 40mm mod alternatives in the other shuttles.

    17" TFT, personally i (and many others) love the LG 1710b but others will no doubt disagree and recommend what they use.

    Couple of huge SATA harddisks and a DVDRW drive and you're sorted.
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    From Overclockers.co.uk
    Shuttle Spacewalker XPC SN85G4 Aluminium Barebones System - AMD Athlon 64 (FS-023-SH)
    £199.95 £199.95
    Maxtor MaXLine Plus II Serial ATA 250GB 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-021-MD)
    £147.50 £147.50
    Kingston HyperX 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 ( KHX3200K2/1G) CAS2.0 Dual Channel Kit (MY-012-KS)
    £175.00 £175.00
    Hercules 3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB DDR & Half Life 2 Bundle - Retail (GX-017-HE)
    £217.50 £217.50
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX - Retail (SC-017-CL)
    £71.40 £71.40
    LiteOn LDW-811S 8x DVD±R/±RW Drive - Retail (CD-021-LO)
    £94.90 £94.90
    AMD Athlon 64 3200 (Socket 754) - Retail (CP-060-AM)
    £272.50 £272.50
    Hercules ProphetView 920 Pro DVI 17" TFT Monitor (MO-003-HE)
    £299.95 £299.95
    Subtotal £1,478.70
    VAT £258.78
    Total £1,737.48



    Then, replace the normal fan with this
    From Ultim8pc.co.uk
    http://www.ultim8pc.co.uk/index.asp?...products&idd=4
    Its 3rd item down, the S4 80mm DC Fan. I had one in my shuttle and it was very quiet and moves alot more air than the normal one!

    Cr4iG
    Last edited by Craig; 03-01-2004 at 07:34 PM.

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    Cheers CR4iG for the reply ,sounds just the job,you have put the prices down but not the the name of retailer to buy them at those prices ??.

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    Top lot are from Overclockers.co.uk, and the fan is from Ultim8pc.co.uk mate

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    Originally posted by Cr4iG
    Top lot are from Overclockers.co.uk,
    Many would disagree, but lets not go there. All i can add is shop around and talk to a few more people than Craig and myself.

    Its not so much the sunon fan, they can be easily replaced - its the psu fan that's the problem.
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    The SN85G4's PSU is the SilentX one, you will not need to replace the fans, but i do agree to shop around

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    Are they? Ive seen one but not heard though.
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    Originally posted by Cr4iG
    The SN85G4's PSU is the SilentX one, you will not need to replace the fans, but i do agree to shop around
    Nope... the SilentX PSU isnt compatible with the SN85G4 (not sure why though).

    The SN85G4 and the ST61G4 both use different PSUs.

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    a 64 bit xp3000 is a load cheaper than the 3200 and not much slower by all accounts
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    Dabs have the 3200+ for £214 incl VAT. The cheapest place I could find for the SN85G4 was Ebuyer, iirc it was around £30 cheaper than OcUK.
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    Hugh's right -- the XP3000+ is a much better value processor than the 3200.

    Also: hey, Hugh! How's tricks, feller? It's Richard from Cardiff. Goddamn Hexus forums has deleted my post history, so I look like a n00b.
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    Originally posted by glyndwr
    It's Richard from Cardiff.
    Ok this is wierd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
    Ok this is wierd
    Heehee, I actually go to Uni in Cardiff though, so the other way around to you! I used to teach 5lab, and a very thankless task it was too.
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