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Barebone PC (ex : Shuttle) Advice Needed  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Hello all,

I am currently in the process of reorganising all of my computer equipment.
It appears that I could have the same functions of my current MIDI tower in a small barebones package :



I am however wondering about the noise/heat dissipation of having 2 hard drives, 2 CD/DVD drives, 1 P4 3.0GHz and 1 Nvidia GeForce MX440 in the same really small case.

Does anyone own such an occurrence and would you recommend it ?

UTA


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

First of all, I doubt you can fit all those in the case. You may be able to install one of the two hard drives where the floppy drive is supposed to come (so both HDD will fit in), but you'll only have space for one CD/DVD drive. Of course, Intel chips don't get as hot as AMDs, so that may be just making possible to use the PC stable, even on large workload.

Does the case have any fans?

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Hey Joge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

There are some barebones avilable with 2 3.5 bays  Smile
You may be right though, only one SATA HDD would fit  Sad
There is one fan in the back and the usual fans on CPU/motherboard/graphics card.

UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Quoting Joge (reply 1):
Of course, Intel chips don't get as hot as AMDs,


Actually it's the other way around these days. Right now the Athlon 64 is cooler than the Pentium 4. Though that may change when the new 6 series comes out.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

Actually, the Shuttle small-case systems can be quite good provided you don't use the fastest CPU's, which can cause heat dissipation problems. A Pentium 4 3.0-3.2 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and mid-high range graphics card based on the nVidia GeForce FX 5700 or ATI Radeon 95xx series chips works well in these types of systems. Also, you might want to get the current versions Windows XP or the very latest versions of commercial Linux distributions to take full advantage of this type of system.  Smile

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