^ no one answered my last post, but apparently the shuttle
computers use their own in house design, so I skipped that idea.
I actually have went through three computer cases I bought from newegg
, and ALL of them have had front port issues; is this usual, or did I just have a bad string of bad luck? So now I have decided to use a retail computer, because they always seem to have properly working front ports and I like the casual styling with no gimmicks.
As for air-flow, for a 95w maximum CPU with integrated graphics, and heatsink/fan, one exhaust case fan: I suppose this will not be much of a concern. I will monitor it to see how the computer is doing.
Originally Posted by JTHMfreak
Just because you can doesn't mean you should. For instance, since the inside of the case is designed a specific way you may or may not be able to swap out certain parts such as the PSU. You also may find it much harder upgrading GPU's since some can be quite bulky. And lastly you may not be able to use aftermarket cooling if you so chose. "Insta-pcs" can be pretty cost effective, but you get what you pay for.. I personally would save up for a nicer case but that's just me.
Yeah, I get what you are saying, but this will just be decent snappy and good personal PC. Probably can't play any high end games on it..
In honesty, you make a good valid point. The case I was looking at locally looked to have an unusual power supply; I know it wasn't an full size ATX power supply, because you can easily distinguish where the screws line up on theme.
The shop also had one of those older Sony Vaio's desktop towers. The Vaio had no hard drive or ram, and they wanted $10 for it; aesthetically it was in really good shape. Of course, those Sony's have some strange stuff going on inside. Here is what the back looks like (picture found online), notice the rear panel ports and the power supply looks like its held on by three screws Edited by Volp - 5/11/12 at 1:14am