Wasn't sure if this was for here or the bargain basement. Probably fits in both. I got the above mentioned product from newegg(I wouldn't trust refurbed at any other online stores) for $175.40.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 10R&depa=0
A little research shows that this baby runs $240 brand new. Thats almost enough saved to get another XP2500+!
Anyway. I have been looking longingly at many SFF's for quite some time. I wanted a nforce2 model but they were often well above $200. Thats a lot to pay for what is essentially a case and mobo(for me anyway). Saw this on Friday night and pulled the trigger.
The only thing I am worried about is that the Barebone descriptions say that all cables and accessories will not be supplied. I am fine with no cables (I have enough IDE's to tie together and escape from a three story window already.) I figure I can get all the drivers from the Shuttle site so I dont care about the cd either. Same for the manual.
I AM worried about the Heatpipe and the cables that connect to the front ports(USB, Mic, and Headphones.) I can only imagine someone keeping that heatpipe for their very own before returning it.
On to my question...Has anyone had any experience with refurbed SFF? Shuttle's in particular? I am not super worried about the front port cables but I am apprehensive about that beautiful heatpipe being missing. What does everyone think? About the deal as well? If everything works out fine I'll let you guys know. Here's hoping.