mini pc's...

m3th0d

Starting XI
have u guys seen those? mostly from shuttle... they're so dinky! are they the same performance wise as a regular sized pc?

well i'm thinking of building a comp w/ a barebone system.. (this would be my second time)

saw this on newegg and it looks arite.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=56-101-408&depa=1

there's a nifty lil' rebate that goes along with it so it's very tempting.

also the power supply is kinda weak for these barebones.. would i have any trouble plugging in my radeon 9600 pro?

what u think ice?
 

PornStar

Senior Squad
I havent really researched these much but you can pack in quite a good system into one of these little boxes, it wouldnt compete with the high end PC's but it will still keep up with basic PC's, if you have a 350 to 400 Watt PSU your 9600 should work fine but then again i dont know what you kind of PSU you can fit into one of these little boxes but these days there shouldnt be a problem finding a PSU which will fit and be powerfull. :p
 
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IceBlu

Guest
these systems can be just as good as a full blown PC.

The PSU that comes with it is a 200 Watt psu and it can handle anything you can fit in there...

most probably this is what youre gonna have in there -

1 CD / CDRW / DVD combo drive
1 Hard drive
1 Radeon 9600

The modem/ethernet card, sound card, USB etc come built into the motherboard.

So the power supply can handle all of the stuff.

Hell it can handle even a 9800.


So if youre interested, go for it. (Y) its really neat. Ideal for college and stuff. Sometimes i wish i had one instead of my bulky tower. Maybe i'll get one in summer.
 

LuckyStrike

Youth Team
They have a bunch of these cases at Frys here. Very cool. The one thing i wonder about though is how do you fill them to the brim with great geat *and* manage to keep them cool. Once you start stacking the cards and HD in there there is very little room for airflow, even with fans.
 

Daz

Everyone's Favourite Diabetic
Two problems:
Alot of the sound, graphics, LAN etc. are usually onboard which can slow down the m/board and over heat it.
As they're so dinky, i would think they're be a problem with air ventilation and cooling.
 

m3th0d

Starting XI
this barebone is in my cart.. now all i need is a processor and some ram.

i was looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-418&depa=1

and this for ram:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-005&depa=1

there won't be any compatibility issues with these items right?

any suggestions?

and ay luckystrike.. i was at fry's (i love that place) just a few days ago looking for this same barebone system but they had it for like 300, so this is a really good deal..
 


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