New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

For small-form factor PCs and the (extremely small) people who love them.

Moderators: mac_h8r1, Nelliesboo

New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:43 pm

Hello. I am new here (long time lurker though, this site is awesome) I am a software developer located in Boston, and my current machine is a SN25P/FX-57. I'm looking to grab a SX38P2 and toss this in there:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115037

Any ideas/comments/suggestions? Thanks!
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:21 pm

Welcome to the fold!...um, sorry...I mean, Welcome to TR. But if you feel like folding, you can do that too.
krazyredboy
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: Obviously, nowhere near anything important.

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:45 pm

As nice as it is, nothing much has changed from the previous P-series chassis revision... needing more screws (rather than the previous more-tool-free setup) is a bit odd, but probably done as a cost-cutting measure. :)
continuum
Gerbil First Class
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:42 am
Location: California

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:54 pm

continuum wrote:As nice as it is, nothing much has changed from the previous P-series chassis revision... needing more screws (rather than the previous more-tool-free setup) is a bit odd, but probably done as a cost-cutting measure. :)


Yeah that was one thing I didn't like, return of the screws. Oh well, It's a small price to pay I suppose for leaving the single core world behind finally. I'm hoping my X1900XTX still plays games well. It seems to do fine with everything but Crysis.
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:55 pm

krazyredboy wrote:Welcome to the fold!...um, sorry...I mean, Welcome to TR. But if you feel like folding, you can do that too.


I used to fold, and you know it was fun, but for two reasons I'm not going to fold this time. One, I went through Shuttles pretty fast doing it (heat output?) and then theres the power use. I just bought my own place so I don't need any additional bills just yet :)
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:17 pm

Fragnificent wrote:
krazyredboy wrote:Welcome to the fold!...um, sorry...I mean, Welcome to TR. But if you feel like folding, you can do that too.


I used to fold, and you know it was fun, but for two reasons I'm not going to fold this time. One, I went through Shuttles pretty fast doing it (heat output?) and then theres the power use. I just bought my own place so I don't need any additional bills just yet :)


I can sympathize with that. I've been wanting to build a shuttle system for a while and I'm certain that I would probably not use it for folding, myself. Simple HTPC for me is all that I would need.
krazyredboy
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:21 pm
Location: Obviously, nowhere near anything important.

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:49 pm

Oh man....my old Shuttle is on eBay. I can hardly wait for my new SX38P2! Just gotta remember to unplug the card reader when installing. X:\Windows For t3h Lose. :)
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:25 pm

Shuttles are nice.

Just sold one, gave two away and have three in my house.

So, yes, they are very nice.

But not for the "faint of heart" however....
Image
oldDummy
Gerbil XP
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:19 am
Location: right coast

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:09 pm

Oh man...it's on the way! My SX38P2 and 2 GB of Corsair PC6400CAS4. That and some AS5. ;)
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:06 pm

All the crap showed up. I've never been so excited by technology before. This is like the sickest system build I've done yet. I actually ordered 2 more GB of ram for a total of 4 due to the $40 rebate :o The FX38 motherboard is absolutely gorgeous. its all solid state caps and shiny copper tubing. Plus Shuttle did a great job with cable management this time (unlike with my SN25P before it) I can barely see any cable clutter. I take back what I said about the screwdriverless install. The screw down HDD carriers are much more sturdy than the old clip in ones from the SN25P.
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:17 pm

Post some pics of your new baby!
Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations-these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. -C.S. Lewis
Inkling
TR Staff
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 714
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:01 pm
Location: Gladstone.MO.USA

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:26 pm

Inkling wrote:Post some pics of your new baby!


Sure I'd love to. I don't have a processor yet. I am still debating between Q6600 G0 and an E8400. Although I guess it doesn't need to function for me to take pics. lol.
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:35 am

I have been trying to get an E8400 for a while to toss in this but they're out of stock everywhere. Microcenter had them listed at $200 at one point. That's a sweet deal. I hope I can get it to 3.6 Ghz with Shuttle's kick ass cooler and the X38.
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:04 pm

So here they are at last....pics. The old SN25P has found a good new home. My new Sx38P2 has 4 GB of Corsair PC6400 in it and my old X1900XTX. The CPU is a temporary one, a Celeron dual core 1.6 Ghz / 512Kb cache, and I'm sure that will be the first and last time anyone uses one of those with a X38 chipset :)

TTIWWOP, so WOFA:

Old shuttle:

Image

New Shuttle:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:18 am

ugh....I just learned I may be waiting a while for the E8400's. Grrr. Does anyone have advice for overclocking this on a X38? I would like a 400 mhz bus, 1600FSB effective I think. And I have DDR2-800, so I want that to match the bus. The X38 Bios has settings to change cpu multiplier, CPU Clock, and memory divider ratio.
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:17 am

Got me E8400. And currently running at 1600FSb at stock voltage. This is one happy geek let me tell you. Temps look good. Now all I need is a hard drive :$
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:52 pm

Sweet. I've always wanted a decent SFF (got one for free.. needed a bit of work, then got a laptop, etc.). This makes me want to start some Newegg builds! :)
newmillenium
Gerbil
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:51 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:34 am

newmillenium wrote:Sweet. I've always wanted a decent SFF (got one for free.. needed a bit of work, then got a laptop, etc.). This makes me want to start some Newegg builds! :)


Sweet. They're fun. I've done quite a few of these, so let me know if you need any help or advice. And post pics when you're done!!
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:59 am

New builds are always fun. Congrats on the new build. I'm looking forward to building an SFF soon. New computer parts make me giddy.
enzia35
Gerbil
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:33 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:05 am

You've got it all wrong a shuttle should look like this once you're finished with it!

Image

As you can see you buy a double slot GFX with HDMI so it runs silently. Do a normal DVD install and then an Audaicy 4 SFX required for SPDIF HDMI audio pass through, I went with the no screw 5 1/4 mount... so it kind of just sits there on top of the case allowing gravity to take care of the details. Notice my imaginative use of cabling to finish off the perfect HTPC setup.
Last edited by Pax-UX on Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think"
Pax-UX
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 788
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:33 am
Location: Ireland

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:17 am

That's awesome. Will I become part of The Collective if I come too close to it?
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:30 am

Fragnificent wrote:That's awesome. Will I become part of The Collective if I come too close to it?

Some would call it an Aopen XC Cube EZ482 Black S939, as far as I'm concerned it's me 'Borg Cube'
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think"
Pax-UX
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 788
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:33 am
Location: Ireland

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:34 pm

So all I need for this thing now is a hard drive. I want one of the WD Caviar 640MB ones, or perhaps two, if RAID would help me any. Anybody have one of these yet? Also I found that I need to manually set the memory voltage and timing on the Corsair XMS PC6400 I have. I set tCAS, tRcd, tRp, and tRAS to 4, 4, 4, and 12 respectively and set the voltage to 2.1v. Once I have a HDD for this bitch I'll toss Win XP 32 SP2 on it and cross the fingers. I'd really like to play UT3 and Crysis, though so I'll need a new video card soon.
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:44 am

Uhhhhh should I fold?
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Tue May 13, 2008 11:21 pm

I have been running this new system for a while now, and I opened it up today to check temps. With my hand, I tested the hard drive, Northbridge, and cpu coolers. The cpu and HD seem fine, as well as the cooler on the Power MOSFETS. What I am worried about is the large copper HS cooling the x38 chipset. This is so hot I burned my hand on it after 2 seconds of touching. Is this normal? It's running the FSB at 1.6 Ghz, which is a 17% overclock from the max rated 1.33 Ghz FSB, I believe. And it has two channels of DDR2-800 connected to it, at 4-4-412. That doesn't seem like it's way out of spec or anything. Anyone? Bueller?
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Wed May 14, 2008 1:08 pm

Bump. This is bugging me....anyone?
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Thu May 22, 2008 3:32 pm

Bump. Come on, someone must know about this! :)
*** Shuttle X48 / 4 GB Corsair PC6400 / C2D E8400 @ 3.6 Ghz / Radeon 5850 / Caviar 750GB / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ***
Fragnificent
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Re: New Shuttle-ness! y44y!

Postposted on Fri May 23, 2008 12:52 am

Fragnificent wrote:Bump. Come on, someone must know about this! :)

You might have better look if you post that comment in the OverClocking forum.
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think"
Pax-UX
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 788
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:33 am
Location: Ireland


Return to SFF Station

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest