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Shuttle SN25P AMD Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Barebone

$359.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

$119.99

BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" DVI 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

$299.99

XFX PV-T71G-UDE7 GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME (520MHz) 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

$294.99

BenQ x120Pro 2-Tone USB + PS/2 Wired Slim Keyboard - Retail

$0.00

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

$5.99

OCZ Titanium 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCTE-K - Retail

$199.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail

$357.00

Subtotal: $1,637.94

Considering becoming a computer dork again. Content to stick with socket939, prelim tests don't show much improvement in 940, would have to wait on Shuttle/software. Solid on the case/ 7900, but not brand / X2, but not speed / monitor.

Curious if there's comparible ram for cheaper. There's so much more gobbledegook since the last time I bought ram straight-up... 4MB for $150. Can't really find if the extra 512k L2 cache per core is worth the premium paid with regards to the processor.

No overclocking.

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just want to let you know that some ppl have overheating problems with Shuttle SFF. I'll try to find the link where I read it.

I.T. tech we have at work only advice to me when I almost went this route was keep the case cover off. He suggest if you have some McGuyver knife and gum, there's a way to get these clear plexiglass/resin stuff from HomeDepot you can make a cage so nothing will accidentally drop inside your SFF yet keep it air-cooled.

Good Luck,post some benchies and screenshots for us. :thumbsup:

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If you will not overclock, I think you could back off on the RAM and save yourself some money there. This is shockingly close to a machine I built recently (different drive, slightly different OCZ memory, etc.). However, I skipped the Shuttle MB/case and went with an MSI uATX board in an ASPIRE QPACK box. It's a bit more spacious and cooling is a bit more robust, of course it does take up more desk/shelf space. Overall I managed to save about $150 or so by skipping the Shuttle. (Note: be sure to get a decent PS if you go the Aspire route, and be sure to get a "short" optical drive if you use a standard ATX PS).

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