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    Shuttle SN85G4 vs SN85G4v2 vs SN95G5

    I will be getting a shutle in a few months (I am a poor student ATM), and want a shuttle that can run an AMD64 chip.

    In Australia here we are a bit behind the times, and the best that most shops have is the 85G4v1.

    Can someone please simplify the differences in these 3 models? I know the 95 supports the new socket939 cpu's, and I don't think I need that. I won't be using the computer for anything too processor-hungry (I'm no games fenatic).

    Also what does the Gx part of the model name mean?

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    There is no comparison go for the SN95G5

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    the G1 G2 G4 etc, is the generation number, basically the design of the front..
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    im a poor student in the uk after a shuttle a64.

    Im getting (unless something comes up) a 85v1. The 95 is alot better (the 95's g5 chassis looks nicer and has a 92mm fan as opposed to the older 80mm so it has alo better cooling) but for s939 cpu tax + £60 for the case it aint worth any of my limited amount of money.

    v2 uses the newer silentx power supply while v1 uses the older sort. As far as i know there is no other difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    There is no comparison go for the SN95G5
    But how do we *know* that without the trusty Hexus.net review? (Come on give us a hint, we've been waiting nearly 2 months from the first teaser.. )
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    There is no comparison go for the SN95G5
    Of course what we hasn't mentioned is that beside the rather steep CPU cost, the SN95G5 is equally more expensive that the socket 754 machines. Its a real budget buster.

    It looks good, but don't buy on looks. Your going to get a much better value for money performance from the socket 754 platform at the moment.
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    you know, I have every intention of buying an SN85 at the end of this week.. I really have to stop reading all the doom and gloom that I see on various forums, if it's not memory, it's fan failures, or lan disconnects due to overheating.. why oh why cant life be simple?
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