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XPC Shuttle advice needed

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by hornydragon, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. hornydragon

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    I am thinking of building a shuttle XPC type machine for a mate's GF and for me to have as a second PC after a year.
    Can you give some advice on where and what to buy.
    I am thinking of either an SV25 (cheap but 1Ghz Max) or an SK41G, It relly needs to be one that will take a floppy drive but i want to do it for minimal cost I would appreciate any help you can give me I have a 3.5GB HD drive to start it off:eek: :laugh:
    Seriously looking at dabs £250 seems to be the sort of price for an SV25 with HD mem CPU CDRW. and £300 for a SK41G with Duron mem HDD et etc but unfortunatley my inability to get a job means my current budget of £0 is not getting me very far!!!!!
     
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    hornydragon

    I have the SK41G and it will take a floppy.

    The only problem is that the SK41G barebones will cost you around £200.
    As hawklord said, overclokers is a good place to get a shuttle.
    Thats where I got mine.

    The 3.5 GB hard drive should be fine in the shuttle.

    But how about something like this if you are on a budget.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Asus_101.html

    Not as good as the shuttles, but cheaper

    Jimmysil
     
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  5. hornydragon

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    Thanks guys i subscirbed to the thread but got no emails. The silver cuteness of the Shuttle is a big plus for me. I noticed an E cube in PCworld that has a curved handle on the top. Cant find it on the web thoughhave found the shutlle SK41G for £150 and the SV25 for £130 i am quite tempeted by the VIA chip as they are very cool running.
    Does the SK41G come with CPU cooling, I wasn't sure or do you need to buy a heat sink as well?
     
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    Yes it does.
    I has a special vapour pipe cooling system that takes heat from the cpu via the little pipes and the heat in the pipes gets blow out the back of the case by a quiet fan.

    Infact its one of the selling points of the Shuttle.


    Regards

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    The CPU cooling system looks like this
     

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  8. hornydragon

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    Cheers Jimmysil I thought so but wasnt sure and the local shops i tried have no idea really...Has anyone tried the E-cube??? Can't find it on the web but think i saw it in PC world of all places!
     
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    Very nice mate but well out of my league the choice of a shuttle is that for £150 you dont get much more in terms of basic cases £30ish Mboard £50 ish add a cooler and a couple of other bits and a beige box is £120+ I'd go the extra £30 for the cuteness of a shuttle!!!
     

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