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Shuttle SN25P Gaming Rig?

Postposted on Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:29 am

After hauling my 50+lb gaming machine to a LAN party this weekend, I'm looking into building an SFF machine.

The problem is that all the PSUs seem to be rather puny. Since I'm going to be gaming with this thing, I'll be putting a 6800GT or 7800GTX in it. I'm a bit worried that the PSU will not be able to handle the load.

Does anyone know if the Shuttle SN25P can handle this? I can't seem to find anything official on Shuttle's website and I don't want to take a risk buying the darn thing only to find out it cannot handle the load.

I'm open to other suggestions as well.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:15 am

I have an SB75G2 with an intel 9800 and a 3.0ghz P4 in it as my main box.

If all you have is HD and a CD-ROM. I doubt if you will push the PSU. There isn't much more to run. Mine has been rock solid for 2 years now. No issues at all and I do have a DVD burner in there.

Remember you have larger 350+ watt power supplies because a lot of those system are going to have the above and 2,3,4 HD, multiple optical devices and a bunch of fans. I think 300+ watts for a fast GPU + CPU, single HD, CD is plenty.

I know my new box is going to be SN25P with a X2 and a 6800.

It has a 350 watt supply it should be fine. Again you can't put a whole lot more into the damn thing that would require power.

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Postposted on Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:42 am

Check my sig machine ;)

The computer is solid as a rock....it doesn't crash or overheat or anything. They're very well designed. Mine has dual 10,000rpm drives, a A64 4000, and an X850XT in it, and it's totally sweet. Go for it dude. Remember if you buy a Sn25P to download the latest BIOS otherwise dual core Athlons won't work in it....Have fun.

NINJA Edit: The PSU in the Shuttle XPC's is better than a regular Power Supply, its called a PFC unit. Google it to find out more (IE, a 350W PFC PSU can provide cleaner power under greater load than a regular 350 watt unit)
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Postposted on Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:24 pm

Yeah you wont have a problem. The 250w supply in the G5's handle everything fine let alone the 350w ones then P class.

Check out this

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25423

My testing procedure happened on a Shuttle SN95G5V3 with an AMD 4400+ 2GB (2x 1GB sticks) of memory running at 2-3-2-5 1T, a 74GB WD Raptor, a WD 320GB storage drive, X800XTPE and the two cards tested were a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS, and the Creative X-Fi with 64 Mb of onboard ram.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:11 pm

Just found out the Shuttle doesn't have a PCI slot. I am pretty particular about sound and would put my own soundcard in. No PCI slot makes Thresher a very unhappy panda.

No Shuttle for me.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:33 am

An an SN25P owner I can say the onboard Envy-based audio works very nicely. This higher-end audio was put in the box specifically to offset the lack of any current PCI-E audio solutions.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:24 am

Thresher wrote:Just found out the Shuttle doesn't have a PCI slot. I am pretty particular about sound and would put my own soundcard in. No PCI slot makes Thresher a very unhappy panda.

No Shuttle for me.


Yeah I wouldn't worry about it...the Envy24 that's onboard is a 96 khz 24 bit 6.1 audio solution....it's a hell of a lot better than any built in sound solution normally is. I would just use that.
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Re: Shuttle SN25P Gaming Rig?

Postposted on Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:36 am

Thresher wrote:After hauling my 50+lb gaming machine to a LAN party this weekend, I'm looking into building an SFF machine.

The problem is that all the PSUs seem to be rather puny. Since I'm going to be gaming with this thing, I'll be putting a 6800GT or 7800GTX in it. I'm a bit worried that the PSU will not be able to handle the load.

Does anyone know if the Shuttle SN25P can handle this? I can't seem to find anything official on Shuttle's website and I don't want to take a risk buying the darn thing only to find out it cannot handle the load.

I'm open to other suggestions as well.


You could try the SN26P with SLI
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Postposted on Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:28 am

As far as I can tell, that's only available as a preconfigured unit. I want to add my own parts.
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Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:32 am

I have just ordered a load of parts for my new PC, basicly its an SN25P gaming rig that is having 2GB corsair stuff with a 7800GTX and an FX-57

im just praying it'll all work fine, 7800GTX draws less power than a 6800ultra and the FX-57 requires less power than those intels that the chassis was origionaly built for, so i dont see why it wont work... ill write up here again though if it has any issues
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