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I want sff help

Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:15 pm

Ok so heres the deal i recently decided to drop down on the size of some things in my room.
swapped out my 32 inch tv my 17 inch monitor and my 15 inch monitor
for a single 19 lcd monitor and a tuner card in my computer
as i sit here and look at my full tower i realize that it too has to go.

so what i have
is
asus k8v deluxe
amd 64 3000
1 gig of mushkin ram
2x80 gig sata in raid 0
and an ati 9800 np
sound blaster audigy

now i wanna step down to something smaller so i will be probaly selling these parts to do so but i would like to use as much of it as i can.
what i would like is somone to point me to a nice sff barebone case which looks nice preferably black.
i would like it to be 939 pin for and amd 64 3000 which i will buy
and i need at least 1 agp or pci express along with min of 2 pci slots
also 2 5 1/2 bays would be nice but 1 will do, floppy not needed. hopefully i can keep my 2 hard drives but i will sub for 1 if i have to[/list]
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:38 pm

http://global.shuttle.com/Product/Barebone/SN25P.asp
I really like the Shuttle SN25P. It would allow you to use 2 hard drives, however it has only 1 PCI-E X1 slot and 1 PCI-E X16 slot.

http://global.shuttle.com/Product/Barebone/SN95G5.asp
The SN95G5 is nice. It has 1 AGP slot and 1 PCI slot. It also has room for 2 hard drives.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:06 pm

i like both which should i go with?
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:09 pm

I don't think there are any SFF's that fit that specific criteria right now. . . . . . but you CAN go with an Aria case and go with this MSI board, that should give you what you're looking for. Still basically a SFF. :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:27 am

Gandolf wrote:i like both which should i go with?


The SN25P is the better of the 2, however you would need to buy a new video card and CPU (it's a 939). You will get the benefit of having the NForce4 chipset over the NForce3.

If you could find a SN85G4LV2, it's older but you could put all of your parts in it. If you are looking to upgrade to the latest and greatest go for the SN25P
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Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:31 am

I do like that system that lexington showed me. are sure that motherboard will fit in that case? i am thinking of goin with that
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Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:58 am

I just set up the Biostar iDEQ 210P, and it's very good. It doesn't meet your PCI slot requirements, but it holds 2 hard drives. I use it mainly as an HTPC; it's fairly quiet, but the rear fan (which generates the most noise) is easily replacable and accessible for more quietization. It's socket 754 as well...so you could use your old CPU, but wouldn't have the flexibility of upgrades later.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:11 am

ok how does this look? am i missing anything?


Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)


Antec ARIA Aluminum MicroATX Cube Case with 300W Power Supply, Model "LS-968(ARIA)" - Retail
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Hard Drives


Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1600JD, OEM Drive Only
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Memory (System Memory)


Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail

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Motherboards - AMD


MSI "RS480M2-IL" ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
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Processors


AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail

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Video Cards


Chaintech nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express, Model "SE6600G" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16814145098
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Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:42 am

Gandolf wrote:I do like that system that lexington showed me. are sure that motherboard will fit in that case? i am thinking of goin with that



Just checked out the dimensions for case and board and it does fit. Everything else looks good! :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:43 pm

thanx for the help
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