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X800 In Shuttle

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Mister_Pister, 31 Dec 2008.

  1. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,105

    Location: London

    Just built myself a nice SN68PTG5 and was wondering what the chances of getting my beloved X800GTO to work in it? Im a bit hesitant to whack it in and try incase it borks my other stuff due to lack of power as its only a 240w psu - so was just wondering if anyone else has similar setups running or if im gonna need to invest in the 300w psu?

    The rest of the components are
    2xsata HDs
    1xSony DVD
    2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Ram
    5200 AMD x2
     
  2. 00bob00

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,278

    Location: London

    i had a X850 in my old one - it was fine, have a 6800GT now, again it's fine!

    you should be fine!
     
  3. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

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    Location: Nottingham

    also had an X800pro in my old SN85G4V3 shuttle, infact a friend of mine still has an X800gto in his ST20G5
     
  4. Conan257

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 968

    Location: Lincoln

    Shuttle PSU's are notably stable and very good at their job, you'll have no problems.
     
  5. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,105

    Location: London

    ok thanks guys ill slap it in :)
     
  6. Steeps

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,288

    Location: Bedfordshire

    P4 3.0ghz HT, 1gb ram, 2 500gb harddisks, cdrw and an x800xt all running fine from a 250w psu with the fans on 5v. Works no problem :)
     
  7. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,630

    Location: Nottingham

    Steeps, how long you had that shuttle for? lol I seem to remember you having the same/similar spec years ago while I was busy modding my old shuttles

    If it is that old then it just goes to show how stable and hard wearing they can be considering the space limitations, cooling and low wattage but high quality PSU's etc :)
     
  8. Steeps

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,288

    Location: Bedfordshire

    To be honest since building my own systems they've been the most reliable pieces of kit I've worked on, especially when cleaning them out.

    My first SB75 is 5 years old now I think, still running 2 samsung disks in raid0 which have had some teething problems, not sure if it was the cable or overheating but the array would fall over randomly, lose a disk and I'd have to restart. This is probably because the rear fan was always set to low so not enough air was getting around. (graphics card was also passive with the heatsink inside the case and the NB chipset replaced with a passive zalman) The 220w PSU was also replaced with a 250w for silence, original PSU still works.

    Second SB75 was bought off auction and was DOA, much to my annoyance, instead bought a SB61, swapped the motherboards over and used as a media centre. Unfortunately again having the fan on low meant that the 2 1tb drives were getting toasted. I'm using 2 chassis now with the disks in one and the kit in the other, even with a 3ghz HT processor and x800xt it can just about handle 720p content smoothly. It looks a mess but it's all hidden in a tv cabinet.

    My friend has a 4 year old SN95 still running on original kit no problems at all. His 6800gt "died" (overheated) but thats because it was so full of dust the heatsink was solid and no air was being moved. After cleaning it worked no problems.

    Like most systems, you either have high performance or silence, my low powered shuttles are near silent (disks spinning) and my old kit is still running fine. Would still be using it as a main pc if my family didn't need the parts for needed upgrades, didn't fancy running cad on a celeron.
     
  9. WoZZeR

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2007

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    Location: Northampton

    Sorry to go offtopic slightly.....

    They are hardwearing, my SD37P2 is now over 2 years old and is still going strong with a massive load on the powersupply, crossfire, raptors and unsightly watercooling etc.

    They are very well built, chasing a couple of old Shuttle's on a well known auction site at the mo' for projects.