Ok folks I would like some opinions on switching to SFF or not. For my main system I have an AthlonXP3000+ setup on an Nforce2 board all bundled in an Antec SX1030 case, but I've been bitten by the SFF bug. I LAN alot with friends and would like to be able to pick up this system with somewhat ease but I swear my current setup weighs close to 50lbs!
So, my question is this: Does it make sense to replace my main system with an SFF setup? I'm looking at the Shuttle SN45G (Nforce2 setup natch) and I would need to add Two drives to the mix and 1Gb of memory from the previous setup. Other than that, I figured I'd buy a DVD/CDRW combo drive from either Samsung or Sony as it looks like either is a nice fit. This is all followed by an ATI Radeon 9700Pro.
Also, what are some of the disadvantages that you've run into AFTER making the switch from form factors? Heat? Noise? GF/Wife/Significant other trying to steal it?
And finally, what other units are out there with the Nforce chipset (or comperable) that are made by other manufacturers than Shuttle?
All input would be greatly appreciated.