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    Need to find a Socket A barebones PC (can be used)

    Hi all,

    My gf's sister just had a baby and thus her hubby has had to give up his playroom for the wee one's nursery. They don't have a lot of cash to spend but need to downsize their PC. Currently they have an Athlon XP based machine so I was thinking about seeing if I can still get hold of a Shuttle (or similar) barebones that will take their current components and transplant it all into that.

    I've never done a barebones machine before so I've no idea about makes and models but I know of Shuttle etc. Anyone know someone or somewhere that might still have a Socket A thing kicking around? I tried ebay but it didn't come up with anything much, just an AOpen micro-tower type thing, they're really after something like a Shuttle...

    Know it's a long-shot but any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    8bit
    Last edited by 8bit; 26-05-2007 at 07:17 PM.


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    If you're willing to take a bit of a risk, you could try going for this one;

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Shuttle-XPC-SN...QQcmdZViewItem

    I experienced the exact same problem on my SK41G, & tried plugging in a normal ATX PSU which solved the problem instantly, so I bought a new Shuttle PSU & the machine has run fine ever since. The early 200Watt Achme supplies had a tendancy for their capacitors to overheat & leak, which causes the wait before it actually powers up.

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      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-6700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x Kingston HyperX Fury Black (8GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1x Crucial MX100 512GB, 1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS)
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      • Sapphire AMD R9 390 Nitro
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      • LG 29UM67 29", 21:9, 2560x1080
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    That looks like exactly what we need, although that one seems to have gone already and ebay doesn't have any others of that model apart from a complete system. Anyone know of somewhere else I might be able to get hold of one of them?


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    Is it used for gaming at all? If not Scan still sell an eCube thing with onboard graphics:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=52718

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