Shuttle G4 6100m vs HP m400y PC

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Shuttle G4 6100m vs HP m400y PC

Postposted on Thu May 20, 2004 11:09 pm

I am looking for a new computer system and thought I had made up my mind with the HP m400y...but then I came upon a Shuttle G4 6100m. I don't know anything about SFF systems but I am very interested in a smaller, quieter system than what I have now (another HP Pavilion). I can handle software problems but I have no idea on how to build a system myself. I've always just taken a packaged system. I use a digital camera, highspeed modem and wireless router, and all-in-one printer/fax/copier, as well as a footpedal for work (connects via pin port but can get a USB converter). It would be used 80% of the time for my work, which I connect to a network via web and a VPN client. Is the Shuttle system something that would work for me or should I just stick with the traditional tower system?
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Postposted on Thu May 20, 2004 11:18 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum...

I might be the most experienced person to ask but....the Shuttle G4 6100m comes pre built...Now if you were to build your own shuttle...it would be a lot cheaper...Its not that hard to put together...you just need time and patience and basically follow the instructions...I used to own a SN41g2 then opted for a full tower...I just needed more space :)...

But if you need any help...I'm sure anyone on this forum will be more than happy to answer any questions...
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Postposted on Thu May 20, 2004 11:26 pm

Thanks for the welcome.

I not too concerned about the cost for the system as I had already resigned myself to the fact that I will spend $2000 on the HP. :o

What I am most concerned about is whether the system will handle what I need it to do. I do a lot of multi-tasking and have at least 4-5 applications running at the same time. I have never heard of the Shuttle before so I want to make sure that whatever I do buy is worth it. I hate to buy another HP since the one I have already was crap the day I brought it home.

Any information anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. :D
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Postposted on Fri May 21, 2004 12:09 am

Oh yeah...I forgot to answer that question...May i suggest the SN41g2v2...its has a 300w psu so it will serve you well...
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Postposted on Sat May 22, 2004 6:29 am

Go witth a shuttle and ditch the HP....shuttles are much more upgradeable and overclockable. The Bios in the Shuttle can be played with. THe HP has a "locked" bios where you cant play with the FSB much.

I owned everything from HPs to Emachines to Dell to Packard Bells :o to ABS Computers.....

I will be Shuttle from now on...... :D

But HP's are great "predetermined" computers....but you may also want to look at ABS which are top line computers but not mainstream.

http://www.abspc.com

They are also great computers
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Postposted on Sat May 22, 2004 7:24 am

HP? What are you smokin bro? :) SHUTTLE all the way!

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Postposted on Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:09 pm

jlofton76 wrote:I not too concerned about the cost for the system as I had already resigned myself to the fact that I will spend $2000 on the HP. :o

What I am most concerned about is whether the system will handle what I need it to do. I do a lot of multi-tasking and have at least 4-5 applications running at the same time.


This is the time to ask yourself, if it is more important for the system to be small and quiet, or have the power you need for your multi-tasking.

As small and quiet as that system is, for the $2,000 budget you have, you should consider getting a dual-CPU system. Having two processors help out TREMENDOUSLY when multi-tasking. $2,000 should be able to get you a very nice dual-CPU system.

If you want it small as well and can wait a little while, Iwill is coming out with the first SFF (small form factor) dual-CPU system.

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/6806

Since you budget is $2,000, figure out where you want that cash to go in the system.
I.E. Faster CPUs, top of the line gaming card, massive amount of hard disk space, a large amount of memory, etc…

Also, does the budget include getting a new monitor?

Here are some TR reviews on dual systems:

http://techreport.com/reviews/2003q4/ap ... dex.x?pg=1

http://techreport.com/reviews/2004q2/du ... dex.x?pg=1




Here is a nice place to read reviews and price out workstations:

http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content ... 32a&page=1

http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content ... uel&page=1


http://www.gamepc.com/shop/systemcatego ... orkstation


Again, I mention all this dual CPU stuff because you specifically mention multi-tasking, and that is one place where SMP always excels. I hope this helps.
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