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    Soltek EQ3702A Qbic II

    Hi All,

    Am new to the forum, but been on hexus.net site quite often looking over the good reviews.

    Am just wondering what your thoughts are on the following!

    I bought a Shuttle XPC SN41G2, 2800XP, 80Gb HD, 512Mb RAM just to be used as a basic business PC, am very impressed with the shuttle build although I don't use the PC that often am not hearing any problems with it.

    Am now thinking of buying a Soltek EQ3702A Qbic II for myself, mainly because i have a spare 3000XP AMD, 80GB Seagate HD, 512 Matrix DDR RAM, 52x CD-Writer and basic Geo-force 32MB Graphics card.

    I love the SFF PCs purely because of their size, style and build. Really impressed, I want to go for the above model so I can have say a DVD-ROM and DVD Writer, as it as 2 bays? So I can use this as a DVD writer PC..

    Is this a good buy, anything better on the market? Should I stick with shuttle?

    Thanks for any help.

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    I like mine, its not the quietest, but I've changed a few bits in it to my liking.
    What kind of geforce is it the onboard is pretty good, certainly geforce 2 gts/ geforce 4 mx level. Not tried it with both bays yet, I think it should be ok. The free cpu cooler is ok, but I have a 2500+ rather than tha 3000+. You get a carry bag with the soltek too.
    As for anything better I dunno, not tried any others, we have a shuttle at work and its 'ok'.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    My AGP card is a Elsa Gladiac Geforce 2 GTS (an old spare 1 lying about) I would probably be just as well using the onboard graphics.

    Is the heatsink supplied be enough for cooling an athlon xp 3000? Am not going to be overclocking or anything.

    I was going to purchase from ebuyer.com is there any other sites that are good priced?

    Michael

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    I think the cooler is fine (its pure copper folded), I have mine turned right down with speedfan below 'silent' mode so silent to quiet on the cpu fan or case fan should be ok. Also I have a passively cooled Radeon 9600XT in so you should be ok without. There is a new version called the EQ3705 which comes with a 250watt psu, but as you won't have a huge vga card and pci card in you should be ok.

    I wouldn't bother with the Elsa, keep it as a spare for something else, the onboard will do twin view, though it works much better with the twin ddr ram thing Nforce2s do.

    I bought mine from ebuyer.com they were fine.

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    Think I will just stick to onboard too. How do you mean twin view?? What does this allow me to do?

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    Connect two monitors to it.

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    With the same desktops? Why would you want to do that? (sorry to be asking stupid questions)

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    no two desktops, effectively giving you double the space, like two 1024x768s would become 2048x768

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