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Can somebody tell me if all the parts I have chosen are compatible? Also, I need help with choosing the graphics card and the cpu for a gaming computer. any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Barebone.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16856101004

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145176

I will use a Raptor 74G 10k rpm for the hdd. and some random cd rewritable.

I have about 1k plus or minus to spend
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Nice setup, My recommendations are:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane for $125
GPU: POWERCOLOR X1950 PRO for $189.99 or EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB for $389.99
RAM: You can get some OCZ Titanium 1T 2GB RAM & later order OCZ OCZTXTCC Memory Cooler for Overclocking


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That does not look like a standard PSU so it might be hard upgrading. A X2 4800, 8800GTS, and 4GB is pushing it. Also, you have to worry about heat. You might be asking too much for a SFF PC.
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CHECK HOW MUCH POWER the supplied PSU can give out!!
It wont be a shuttle if you have to get a PROPER PSU for it!!

A mate of mine has a shuttle and the PSU is CRAP, about 220Watts!
the case is very rarely on it coz it gets too hot! The mobo was useless for overclocking as it had no AGP/PCI locking capablity and trashed his HDD on his first attempts to OC!

Beware!
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400W w/PFC not to shabby....
The below review shows some good info on that unit too!
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...view/page4.asp
    
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yea. its 400W so I think thats enough. I really don't plan to OC since I'm only going to be playing games like WoW.

And I'm sure 8G of ram is supported. so I'm thinking I just buy 2x2 right now and fill the rest.

Anyone would recommend something totally different from a shuttle? (from scratch) I'm here to listen. Roughly 1700+ to spend.
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My shuttle runs stupidly hot. Granted I've had it for three years, but the PSU is dying and can no longer power my 9800 pro. They are cute and cuddly and fun to take to lans, but I won't be getting another one.
It's about time!
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Originally Posted by jukedbykim View Post
yea. its 400W so I think thats enough. I really don't plan to OC since I'm only going to be playing games like WoW.

And I'm sure 8G of ram is supported. so I'm thinking I just buy 2x2 right now and fill the rest.

I am kinda worried about the heat from the SATAs.
8GB is a waste. What application do you use that needs that much? More RAM = more heat.

400w is pushing it. CPU is 89w, Video card is 145w, 15w per GB RAM, 15w HD, 30w optical drive, 50w motherboard. Again... what about heatload? How do you plan to cool everything?

If you want to build a high power LAN box, don't do it with this.
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Alrighty. The main reason for me choosing a shuttle is my laziness to go pick out a mobo. anyone have any full suggestions?
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by BugBash View Post
CHECK HOW MUCH POWER the supplied PSU can give out!!
It wont be a shuttle if you have to get a PROPER PSU for it!!

A mate of mine has a shuttle and the PSU is CRAP, about 220Watts!
the case is very rarely on it coz it gets too hot! The mobo was useless for overclocking as it had no AGP/PCI locking capablity and trashed his HDD on his first attempts to OC!

Beware!

As you can see by my specs, I have a 3 year old Shuttle. The above observations are very accurate. The most I could upgrade my PSU was to 300watts, and I nearly had to use a big shoehorn to get it installed. Then its larger size and the fact that I had a sound card and a video card destroyed the airflow. I ended up removing the 80mm fan (the only fan), and putting an 80mm x 120mm adapter on the heatpipe, so I could put a 120mm fan on the back of it. This helped cooling, but it still runs warmer than I like it to. In addition to that I had to get a HDD cooler for my Raptor to keep it cool enough. The MOBO will NOT overclock. Maybe Shuttle makes one that will now OC, but I wouldn`t count on it. Shuttle is anal about their design and warranty specs. In short, this is not what you should pick for overclocking. Find something that has room for airflow and upgrades.
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