down sides to a shuttle comp?

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  1. prelude2005

    prelude2005 New Member

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    I am due for a comp upgrade....are there any downsides to a shuttle comp? I want a shuttle that is a gaming monster.

    Are vid cards upgradable on these things?
     
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    Too much heat mang, too much heat, i hate em. I've had experience with 3 and all three had heat related issues.

    Sorry :wtc:
     
  3. diranged

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    Nah, thats BS. Depends on the architecture, and what you put into them.

    Plus's to a Shuttle:
    1) Top Quality Components
    2) Motherboard + PSU + Case all pre-built and pre-wired.
    3) All of the speed of a full-sized desktop
    4) Small, Sexy...

    Con's:
    1) Less space for disks typically.
    ** This is only a con if you like internal disks. I personally put all of my important data on external USB or Firewire cases for security **
    2) ... ??

    Truth be told, Athlon64 shuttles run VERY cool (my dual core Athlon64 X2 4600+ runs at 23C when idling, maxes out at around 45C when I play games for a LONG time). The new P-series chassis (SN25P is 939pin Athlon64, nForce4 Chipset, Dual Core ready) was designed to cool the Prescott (140+ watts) so it cools Athlon64's (MAX 90watt) VERY well. The older G5 chassis does just as good a job -- i'm typing on one right now with an Athlon64 X2 4400+ and its perfectly stable.
     
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    quick specs on my SN25P

    Athlon64 X2 4600+
    2GB DDR400 Ram
    ATI X850XT PCI-E 256MB
    Western Digital Raptor 10k 74GB SATA Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 160GB SATA Drive
    DVD Burner

    and it idles at 23C with Cool'n'Quiet On
     
  5. MP

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    I've had 3 shuttles, not one has ever overheated.

    my current one

    SN95G5V3
    Amd Athlon64 4000+
    x800 pro
    74gb Raptor Sata hdd
    dvd rw drive
    2 external hdd's

    never ever comes close to overheating and all I do on it is play the latest games (far cry, HL2, etc).


    The only downside I can think of is if you want to add more then 2 hdd's INSIDE of it. Other then that they come with quality internals and perform great
     
  6. opie

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    they are a bitch to add things to them.
     
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    My main concern is upgradabilty....those mobo's take PCI vid cards right? Instead of AGP.
     
  8. MP

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    what do you mean? You can install everything in about 10 minutes IF that. The design is very good in that aspect
     
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    the newer P models are PCI-e yes, the older ones like mine are AGP
     
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    You must have really small hands.
     
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    pros:small

    cons:small
     
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    If you don't mind me asking how much did that run you?
     
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    Umm... I don't have small hands and it took me like 20 minutes. I tried to put a HD fan in, and it wouldn't work, or it would have been closer to 10. They are pretty easy to work on.
     
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    4 screws and the hdd and optical drive chassis come out

    plop in the memory / cpu / gpu while it's out

    screw in the hdd / optical drive, put chassis back in

    plug in (pre-wired)


    :-\
     
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    Video cards hardly ever work. I dunno about all these new shuttles, but AFFORDABLE older ones, yah they never fit any of the AGP cards i tried to install. Cut a hole in the side of one so the card would at least fit. Newer ones probably tackle this problem with smaller form factor of cards.
     
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    only problems really would be the lack of internal drive space. but if you pick up a 300gb drive you should be fine. and if you get some beheamoth video card it might not quite fit right. but if you get a reasonable video card you'll be fine.
     
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    Just look up the prices on NewEgg... I didn't exactly pay for most of the stuff, so I'm not sure how much it cost me. :eek3:
     
  18. diranged

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    The older G5 chassis only had room for a "single-wide" video card, not the "double-wide" ones. The new P chassis has room for a double-wide card.

    Even better, the new SN26P has TWO SLI PCI-E ports, so you can run the thing in SLI mode. :bowdown:
     
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    Thanks people, helped a lot!
     

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