Shuttle XPC's?

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  1. Akicita

    Akicita New Member

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    Anyone have a shuttle XPC? I was thinking of getting one. I made 2 different ones 1 w/ an AMD processor and 1 w/ a P4 processor. I mostly do gaming on my PC and if I build one, I plan on giving my current computer to my little brother. Thing is I really don't know the difference between the AMD's and P4's. Can anyone enlightin me? :hs: and can someone let me know if these are good prices for them? Thx. in advance :bigthumb:

    The P4 one - cost $1,434.00
    Standard Model - Silver Color
    Intel® Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology 2.8 GHz 800MHz FSB 512KB Cache
    512MB DDR SDRAM PC-3200 - 2 x 256MB Twin Modules
    160GB Seagate Barracuda ATA-133 7200 RPM 8MB Cache
    48/24/48/16X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
    1.44MB Floppy Drive
    Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Audio - Onboard
    10/100 Intel Ethernet - Onboard
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB AGP 8X w/ DVI & S-Video
    No Monitor
    No Operating System
    No Headset
    No Keyboard
    No Mouse
    1-Year Standard Parts and Labor Warranty

    Here's the AMD - cost $1,305.00
    Standard Model - Black Color
    AMD Athlon XP Processor 2700+ 333MHz FSB 512KB Cache
    512MB DDR SDRAM PC-2700 - 2 x 256MB Twin Modules
    160GB Seagate Barracuda ATA-133 7200 RPM 8MB Cache
    48/24/48/16X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
    1.44MB Floppy Drive
    Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Audio - Onboard
    10/100 NVidia Ethernet - Onboard
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB AGP 8X w/ DVI & S-Video
    No Monitor
    No Operating System
    No Gaming Headset
    No Keyboard
    No Mouse
    1-Year Standard Parts and Labor Warranty
     
  2. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Spend the money on a good pair of 512mb PC3200 RAM modules - I like the Corsair XMS series.
     
  3. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    if you are going for a gaming computer definitely go with an Athlon 64. relatively cheap, crazy fast and the benchmarks in gaming are incredible especially with that 9800 pro.

    ps: i have a athlon 64 so this isnt just bullshit from some 12 year old who reads the inquirer
     
  4. DAN513

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    I built myself one of the A64 shuttle XPC's about a month ago. Paired up with my radeon 9800pro and a 3200+ cpu, it smokes. The build in media reader is a waste though, I'd rather have room for another hdd, and more built in usb's would be nice, but other than that, it's been a great little box.
    Plus if you get the A64 you can get an eval copy of xp pro 64bit that is good for 360 days, that way you can use the full potential of the 64bit cpu.
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    or install a 64 bit linux distro. Suse, Redhad Fedora, Slackware, Gentoo, all have 64bit versons
     
  6. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    The price needs to come down on them.. Geez, I was looking at them the other day and they are expensive.. Even the slower machines without the fast ram and fast video card are pricey.
     
  7. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I dunno where he's getting his pricing.

    SN45G = $270
    160GB drive = $140
    2700+ = $110
    Corsair XMS (2x512mb) = $250
    ATI 9800 Pro 128mb = $200
    DVD/CD-RW drive = $50

    Total= $1020

    Pricing is estimated, however I highballed all of it except for the vid card - I routinely see them on sale for $200.

    Not bad for a system that you can run up to 3200+ speeds and run any game out there (currently) flawlessly.
     
  8. Akicita

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    How many usb's are there? at least 4?
     
  9. DAN513

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    4 usb 2.0 ports, 2 back, 2 front. Single 4 pin firewire at the front, single 6 pin firewire at the back.
     

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