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SFF wishlist

Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:45 pm

I'm extremely interested in the SFF machines as I live in a NY apartment - I need all the space I can get! :)

There are a few things I'd like to see Shuttle add to their SFF machines to make them truly perfect.

1. Change the IDE interface to SATA-133. Serial ATA is a little more expensive but a bit faster and a .5 inch ribbon cable would have to help the airflow/cooling a good bit.

2. Integrate an antenna into the case and both wifi and bluetooth onto the motherboard. If we're going to do conspicuous minimalism, a bluetooth keyboard and mouse are simply must-haves. :)

3. Put a good Nvidia chip on the motherboard. A TI or FX, non o' this MX stuff...

Did I miss anything?

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Tue Dec 24, 2002 12:00 am

#2 and #3 are already being done.

They are making a Nforce-2 mobo Cube shortly, and I believe they already offer a Antenna for Wifi ( I just hate that term! ).
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Tue Dec 24, 2002 12:58 am

1. SATA/150, I think you mean. 133 is PATA only. I'm sure you'll see this as soon as a SATA-native chispet emerges.

2. I'm sure they're at least investigating.

3. Uhmm, no. Integrating a full-fledged graphics card into the mobo would: 1. Eat up TONS of board space. 2. Make board qualification MUCH harder. 3. Preclude upgrading and jack the price WAY up.

Why not just make your request for the AGP slot most of the newer cubes have?
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Tue Dec 24, 2002 1:32 am

Forge wrote:

Why not just make your request for the AGP slot most of the newer cubes have?

My thoughts exactly.
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