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Postposted on Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:25 pm

just been looking at this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=1210

if I get this right, all I need to get is:

optical drive
hard drive
CPU
memory
keyb/mouse

If that's right then I might pick one of these babies up for myself!
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Postposted on Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:51 pm

If you're going P4 I would suggest not going with an SiS based motherboard. IMHO, I've never seen anything good come from them. Performance with SiS chipsets seems to have always been under par and I've seen several compatibility problems. SiS boards have always been cheaper. I tend to believe you get what you pay for. Of course, I wouldn't pay $500 for a graphics card. That's just nuts.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:52 pm

To answer your question, though, yes, that's all you'd need except maybe a monitor. If you already have one then your list is complete.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:50 pm

could you suggest a better SSF barbone kit for a similar price??

Thanks for your comments!
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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:35 am

I'm not sure what your price limit is but if you want to stick with Shuttle here is one with an Intel chipset:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1039467&CatId=1210

Here is an Asus I found on Newegg which looks like it is actually cheaper there than at Tiger Direct:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=56-110-028&DEPA=0

Small form factor barebones tend to be more expensive than a full size ATX based one. You are basically paying a premium for it's smallness. If you have decided to go with Intel, though, defninitely stick with an Intel chipset. You may be paying a bit more for it but will have fewer headaches down the road. It kind of makes sense to buy a motherboard with a chipset that was made by the same company who made the processor. Fewer compatibility problems.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:12 am

found thuis on tigerdirect. I can't order from newegg unfortunately since I am overseas.

Yeah I guess you have to pay for the size.

What do you think of the above bundle?
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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:30 am

What is your budget? I'd skip the SS51G if I were you. At least look at the SB61G2 or SB62G2.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:02 pm

Taddeusz wrote:If you're going P4 I would suggest not going with an SiS based motherboard. IMHO, I've never seen anything good come from them. Performance with SiS chipsets seems to have always been under par and I've seen several compatibility problems. SiS boards have always been cheaper. I tend to believe you get what you pay for. Of course, I wouldn't pay $500 for a graphics card. That's just nuts.


Im gonna stick up for SiS here bc i have an old P4 system (2.0A) using an Asus P4S333-m board which is based an a SiS chipset and it is rock solid, has been for about umm...its almost 3 years old now (wow is it really that old???)? Now only that, but it was one of the first, if not the first, board to support PC2700. Never had any issues with it.

That being said, i dont know how there current chipsets fair compared to Nvidia's, Via's and Intel's.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:58 pm

random gerbil wrote:
Taddeusz wrote:If you're going P4 I would suggest not going with an SiS based motherboard. IMHO, I've never seen anything good come from them. Performance with SiS chipsets seems to have always been under par and I've seen several compatibility problems. SiS boards have always been cheaper. I tend to believe you get what you pay for. Of course, I wouldn't pay $500 for a graphics card. That's just nuts.


Im gonna stick up for SiS here bc i have an old P4 system (2.0A) using an Asus P4S333-m board which is based an a SiS chipset and it is rock solid, has been for about umm...its almost 3 years old now (wow is it really that old???)? Now only that, but it was one of the first, if not the first, board to support PC2700. Never had any issues with it.

That being said, i dont know how there current chipsets fair compared to Nvidia's, Via's and Intel's.


I have nothing against SIS. I've build about 4 SS51G's for friends and family cause they are cheap and stable. I would never use a SIS chipset for myself though ;)
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Postposted on Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:03 pm

SiS isnt attracting me also... For Intel the Intel chipsets are the best, but VIA or nVidia is alo rocking :wink:

Taddeusz wrote:Of course, I wouldn't pay $500 for a graphics card. That's just nuts.

Whats wrong with that lol, I should even pay more for it :P :roll:
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