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OcUK to stop selling Shuttles

Discussion in 'GH Archive' started by PanchoVilla, 18 Mar 2004.

  1. GOTH_THING

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    cant remember the links, it was a week ago and i was looking at the best bearbone to get. google for some reviews. im sure you could find a few
     
  2. fred_easey

    Hitman

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    As far as I can see, Aopen don't do a SFF system that has AMD 400 MHz FSB CPU support, so you won't be able to get a Mobile Barton running at 3200 in one.

    If you want to get an Aopen SFF that can out perform a Shuttle/AMD 400Mhz setup then you'll have to turn to the dark side...
     
  3. GOTH_THING

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    give them some time, im sure theres an NF 2 Ultra 400 on the way, once aopen SFF become more popular and demand for a more powerfull verson is required, then im sure they will make 1.

    and the review i read was done using a barton 2500 at stock
     
  4. D4VE

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    some other people dont return emails either Ive noticed...

    It is a brave move as everyone seems to love shuttles - got an XPC sitting at home awaiting a good thrashing :D

    That Aopen above looks nice.
     
  5. ci_newman

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    Alas, Ive only just recently got my Shuttle, but is OcUK going to completely stop selling Shuttle products, i.e. the silent PSU. There are a few other British retailers out there, and a few are actually cheaper than OcUK in some parts, but I still prefer to shop with them!

    Such a shame really!
     
  6. GRiDlock

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    Location: Northamptonshire

    I've only ever had to contact Shuttle once and that could not have been better. I used the Europen website (Googled it from German into english). Filled in the contact us from to tell the problem and they posted me a new one from Germany within a few days - at no cost !

    Cheers, GRiDlock
     
  7. Silver Rizla

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    I couldn’t live without my Shuttle.

    It’s a shame that they OcUK stopping supplying them but they seem to have their reasons.

    However, if they cannot offer the product, people will go and look elsewhere. Agreed they will be offering an alternative but some times that’s just not what you want. While I am there, on a competitor’s site buying my Shuttle, I’ll just get my Ram, CPU, HD, and DVD etc

    Difficult situation for them to be in
     
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  8. GRiDlock

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    Do you mean without your shuttle or was it really that bad ;)
     
  9. Silver Rizla

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    :o ;)
     
  10. ci_newman

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    This is true. When I ordered my Shuttle, OcUK's prices were a little higher than the site I found, and although this other site was a tad more expensive on other things, I brought everything from the one site, to save on delivery costs etc, and I would also then get all of it in package!!!

    I also couldnt live without my Shuttle anymore, its such a beautiful bit of kit!
     
  11. GOTH_THING

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    i dont see whats soo good lookin about shuttles, its just a small white box with a clear plastic front. i would of got it for the size. but aopen seems to be doing one of similar size and it does look better then shuttles.

    i wouldnt go as far as saying either of them as "beautiful bit of kit!" , its always gonna ba a simple box. although size is of importance.
     
  12. Silver Rizla

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    It's a matter of taste. I needed a PC to fit on a bookcase in my lounge. There were a couple of choices open to me but I went for the Shuttle because it's a Shuttle. The original and innovative SFF PC.

    They are lovely to look at (and very well built) and they are not just boring white boxes – you can buy coloured fronts and covers.
     
  13. englishpremier

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    your SN45G will overclock fine. i have my barton xp2500 at 2.39ghz and tat is with crucial pc2700 ram at the default 2.55v @ 217 fsb
     
  14. PanchoVilla

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    Thanks.

    What does 2.39 ghz mean in terms of MHZ?

    This voltage and FSB thing is confusing me a bit now.
     
  15. fred_easey

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    2.39 Ghz = 2,390 Mhz
     
  16. afraser2k

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    Well I'm sure if OcUK put them on special offer they can get rid of their stock. Not that I'm in the market for one or anything. ;)
     
  17. englishpremier

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    ok. the cpu speed is made up of its multiplier in this case 11 for the xp2500 and the internat clock fequency which is 166mhz again for the xp2500, so the CPU speed is 11x166mhz. in AMD boards this core
    frequency is then doubled to become 333mhz which is what the memory will run at. however i have managed to clock the core frequency much higher from 166mhz to 217mhz. 217x11=2 390
     
  18. PanchoVilla

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    englishpremier - I see now, thanks.

    So, from the above posts would appear that we have two systems : one with OCZ PC3200 that runs slower than the one with PC2700 Crucial.

    I guess it's better to buy crucial for these systems then?
     
  19. Cue

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    I went through the complete post and I saw no sign of Epox!
    Is there a particular reason about it?
    Have a look at this puppy, EPoX eX5-300S Mini Me
    Google it for reviews ;)
     
  20. Rich_L

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    Yeah, they're the ugly ones.

    SN41G2 though....mmmmmm brushed aluminium......bl00 LED......sexeh.......

    SN41G2 design > *

    On a more serious note, they are seriously well designed pieces of kit, looking at the design of the motherboard, the ICE cooling, the cable management, it all looks (and feels) like a quality piece of kit, that's where the beautifulness comes in. :)

    My SN41G2 reminds me of Sony engineering, if that makes sense? :p
     
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