Another SD37P2

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Well, my other SD37P2 has arrived back in blighty (I've just got to get it sent over here), it went back to Shuttle after the PS went pop.

Hmmm, fancy a moderate setup for it, for silence, a nice sensible quiet home PC and not too much cash waving at it. Passive GFX perhaps.

Any ideas.
 
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7600GS for graphics are pretty decent cards (but probably not powerful enough if you want Hidef content) and the passive cooled ones are around £61

Maybe a tiny spinpoint for OS and a much larger barracuda for storage (they seem to be the quietest) - shouldnt set you back more than £100 for both
(160G Spinpoint P £35 & 7200.10 320GB £57)

E4300 - £96

Sata Samsung DVDRW £20

2GB DDR2 RAM 5300/4200 - £120 (depending on what OS you want of course - you could get away with 1GB)

Approx £400+vat to make a pretty decent machine
 
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Yeah, I'd thought about £450ish, will probably go for the E4300, 2GB RAM, perhaps 2 mirrored drives for safety (eek another floppy drive to purchase!) and use it as a file server as well, will investigate GFX cards after tea.
 
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Yeah, I'd thought about £450ish, will probably go for the E4300, 2GB RAM, perhaps 2 mirrored drives for safety (eek another floppy drive to purchase!) and use it as a file server as well, will investigate GFX cards after tea.

eh, a 37p for a file server !!!!!!!!

madness :)
 
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OK, decisions are so tricky here's my latest basket exc. of course the Floppy Drive:

GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 £111.61
Intel E6300 £119.84
WD RE 250GB SATA-II 16MB £57.56
WD RE 250GB SATA-II 16MB £57.56
Pioneer DVD±RW £19.96
BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC £84.59
XP Home SP2 £58.74

I'll switch the Corsair for the GeIL in the other SD37. The 2 drives are incase I RAID them and I like WD'S. Still got my first WD Drive I bought in 1996!

Any price/performance tweaks to be made here?
 
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