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    new build - shuttle

    Sorry for starting yet another new build thread but this is my first shuttle build.
    Putting together a purely gaming PC for a mate and gonna use the Shuttle XPC SN25P as the base , specs are :
    Shuttle XPC SN25P £264.77
    Athlon 4000+ £257.68
    7800GT £277.56
    2* 512mb Kingston pc3200 £71
    NEC Dual layer DVD-R £31
    200gb hard drive £80 ?
    Havnt decided on the HD yet my main question is over heat and power.
    Will all these components get too hot in the shuttle and will the shuttles psu be enough to power it all ?
    Also i dont like the reference HSF that comes with AMDs can anyone recommend a good hsf that will fit and not be too noisy ?
    Cheers for any advice

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    The shuttle comes with its own cpu cooling, not sure you'll be able to fit anything else into it, heat shouldnt be a problem the shuttle cpu coolers are pretty efficient.

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    In my experience, although that lot will not overheat, it will probably cause the power supply to constantly be on "high", making it a very noisy, but compact system.
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    You will want to check the length of the 7800GT carefully. There isn't a great deal of space in the SN25P and the card may be too long. Also, be extremely careful when transporting the system with a HDD in it. The drive rails that support the HDDs are not very strong and can quite easily break!

    The PSU should be able to handle that lot and you'll have to use the Shuttle heatsink and ducting which comes with the system, otherwise the CPU heat will be dumped into the system and the whole case will get too hot.

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    I have had a shuttle and it did get quite hot. The PSU was a silent one but still noisy. I think you will have to modify it a bit to get it really quiet and cool. Most people put an extra fan on the back to suck the air out. Remember as well that it is very crampted inside the case!

    The CPU has it's own cooling system but yuo could change the fan in the housing for a quiet one.

    As for hard drive, i would go for a Samsung one as they are very quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddlegod
    You will want to check the length of the 7800GT carefully. There isn't a great deal of space in the SN25P and the card may be too long. Also, be extremely careful when transporting the system with a HDD in it. The drive rails that support the HDDs are not very strong and can quite easily break!

    The PSU should be able to handle that lot and you'll have to use the Shuttle heatsink and ducting which comes with the system, otherwise the CPU heat will be dumped into the system and the whole case will get too hot.
    Yeah the length of the GT was my major concern cant seem to find the dimensions anywhere though.
    Didnt realise the shuttle had its own cooling cheers , checked out the website and it seems to be a good set up.

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    7800GT should fit in that case but A GTX doenst without modding.

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    Thanks all - Now that is sorted got a couple more questions
    Will i be able to use a SATA 2 HD with this case ? Also its gonna be used with an LCD tv via dvi lead can it be connected to a home cinema setup for surround sound as well ? Cheers

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    SATA2 - "Drive connectors - 4 x Serial-ATA II (300 MB/s, 3 GBit/s), supports Raid 0, 1 and JBOD"

    Sound - The SN25P has optical audio out and coaxial digital out as well as analogue multi-channel sound. You'll need some decoder software like Nvidia's DVD decoder to decode to the analogue outputs, but the digital outputs will be streamed directly from the disk so the home cinema amp does the decoding.

    Noise - You had better be prepared to put the system in a cupboard if you want to use it as a media centre for any length of time, the graphics card fan will make things noisy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddlegod
    Noise - You had better be prepared to put the system in a cupboard if you want to use it as a media centre for any length of time, the graphics card fan will make things noisy!
    Of course, you could opt for a Passively cooled graphics card. Not much choice out there but i have one and it plays my games. FX5200!!! Ok, don't laugh!!

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    i was under the impression that 7800GTs didnt fit in a shuttle yet, and a new revision was on its way.

    Check Bit-Tech there was a review there of all the 64bit shuttles and im sure they came across this problem.

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    I've got an SN25P. For those who think they're going to overheat and then the fans will speed up then think again. The new models of Shuttle have far superior cooling and henceforth stay quiet most of the time. Mine is sat on my desk 1 foot away from me and i can barely hear it.

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    Hey, what about the new Mini PC coming out soon by AOpen? Looks really cool.






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    Looks to much like a Apple which = Ghey , get a SN25P they really are the dogs danglys

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    My XFX 7800GTX fits into my Shuttle SN25P without modding anything it that makes it clearer. And I can send photos to proove it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmee150
    My XFX 7800GTX fits into my Shuttle SN25P without modding anything it that makes it clearer. And I can send photos to proove it.....

    ShMeE
    Cheers mate was getting worried as have ordered it all ! Came in at under a grand which is not bad as it is gonna put my 3500+ 6800gt setup to shame i reckon.

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