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sn25p questions need some help

Sun May 08, 2005 4:36 pm

Here will be my specs for my new shuttle

eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200DAA4BP - OEM

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2 - Retail

Shuttle SN25P Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64/Sempron nVIDIA nForce4 Barebone - Retail

I was wondering i have a VANTEC Spectrum SP-FC70-BL 120mm Ball Fan Card - Retail and i was thinking it does not need to be plugged into a pc its just where it sits it gets it power from a power cord 4 pin so i was thinking if i coulde be able to do this also it would help cool the whole system off especially the 6800gt :D

thanks, also with the 6800gt in there do i need any special cables for it?

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Sun May 08, 2005 5:07 pm

It requires its own dedicated rail on the PSU. Other than that, no. However it does heat up quite nicely.
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Further questions about the Shuttle SN25P

Tue May 17, 2005 9:22 am

Hi, I'd like to expand this thread by adding a few more questions.
Some of them might seem quite obvious to you, but please don't flame me, I lost my hardware edge years ago :)

Here goes:

1) How can I tell if the SN25P's powersupply can support what I want to put in it ?
(Asus ATI Radeon EAX800XL, Athlon 64 3500+, 2 x 512 mb ddr ram, 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200 GB hdds, DVD/CDRW drive)

2) In general, how do I figure out if a certain powersupply can supply the power needed for a certain graphics card ?

In advance, thanks for your replies.
Gerbil In Training
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Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:41 am

Hi there,

I also want to buy an sn25p, and I have ran into these doubts. Basically the issues I am trying to get some light on are:

1) Power consumption. I want to have a GeForce 6600 GT, a TV card and 2 seagate hardrives of 250/300 gigs. Since the sn25p has 350 watts, which is more than the average barebones, and the 6600 GT cards don't consume that much, I suppose the power will be ok, is that right?

2) Heat. I live in a country which is quite hot in the summer, in my town it's not rare to have 40 celsius degrees (104 Farenheit) or even a bit more on August. I wanted to buy a Gigabyte 6600 GT, since it's the recommended card for this chip at, but since it has just passive cooling I'm worried it might get pretty hot. Can it work ok? If not, what's the next best 6600 GT card with a fan?

Thanks in advance,

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Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:55 am

I've been looking around and it seems the Leadtek PX6600 GT TDH is also a good card, perhaps not so silent as the Gigabyte passive cooled one, but I don't really mind the extra noise.

Anyhow I'd be glad to get some advice! Regards,

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Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:44 pm

My SN25p does an excellent job powering my hardware.
Shuttle SN25P V1.2|BFG 7900 GT|AMD 64 3500+|2 Gig OCZ Platinum PC3200 EL|Seagate 250 Gig 7200.8|WD 74 Gig Raptor|Lite-On 1693s

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