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    Media PC Shuttle SN25P - Thoughts?

    Dear all,

    Here's what i'm going to build the Mrs. (all parts from Scan)

    Case Shuttle SN25P Barebone System AMD 939
    DVD RW Samsung SH-W163A
    CPU AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 3800+ Socket 939
    GPU 256Mb GECUBE ATI PCI-E X1600PRO DDR2 VGA TV/Out DVI Retail
    Hard Drive 160 Gb Seagate ST3160812AS Barracuda 7200.9, SATA300
    RAM 2GB (2X1GB) Corsair TwinX DDR, PC3200
    OS Win XP Media Centre 2005

    Then i'll bung in a wireless keyboard and mouse. Probably a M$ one of some kind.

    My 2 only worries are...

    Will the AMD 939 be ok in a Shuttle?
    Is there enough room for the X1600 GPU?

    Any other input would be great.

    Thanks all

    Darren

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    Built something similar for my folks. CPU works no problems. I put in a 6600GT(?) and that fits OK. The SN25P looks and works pretty good.

    Tom

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    In fact this is what i'm going to build....



    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom
    Built something similar for my folks. CPU works no problems. I put in a 6600GT(?) and that fits OK. The SN25P looks and works pretty good.

    Tom
    My Mrs will probaly play a few small games.... (sims etc) Would the X1600 be better suited than the 6600GT?

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    There is more than enough space for what you want in a sn25p.

    The spec looks great but it a bit overspecced as you don't need dual core or 2gb of ram (or an sn25p which is pretty pricey) for a media centre pc. You could easily shave off £300 from that and still have something that performs almost exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse
    The spec looks great but it a bit overspecced as you don't need dual core or 2gb of ram (or an sn25p which is pretty pricey) for a media centre pc. You could easily shave off £300 from that and still have something that performs almost exactly the same.
    I definately agree but some people use media centers for gaming. If you are a gamer than I'd get something like an Athlon 3700+ and spend the extra quid on the graphics side.

    If you're after a better looking and smaller shuttle for a little cheaper then I'd opt for the ST20G5. Info here: http://global.shuttle.com/Product/Barebone/ST20G5.asp

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    Thanks for the tip on the ST20G5....

    Will the 240W PSU have enough juice to power this kind of system.

    Also as the case appears to be a little smaller, would heat still not be an issue?

    Oh and one more thing......:-) What would be the best GPU to put in this kind of case. I dont want to put too much heat into this small unit.

    Thanks very much for your help so far!

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    I might wait until they release a barebones Shuttle system that can handle the Conroe?

    Or can this handle a Conroe?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=196727

    or

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=355451

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