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#1 Jamie123

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:39 PM

first of all ive never built a system before so wanted something fairly simple to build
i would like to know what people think of this system/case/value for money.
would it be capable of doing video editing playing games etc. the sort of games i play are fairly basic like roller coaster tycoon and similar sort of games like that.

shuttle SG41j1 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/222816

3GB Kingston ValueRAM 1066MHz DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit - http://www.memoryx.net/shut4gbd31066d.html
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164520
Asus 8400GS 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA PCI-E Low Profile Graphics Card - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174126
Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N Dual-Band PCI Adapter - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166269
Pioneer BDR-205BK 12x BD-RE with DVD±RW SATA Blu-Ray Drive - OEM Black - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/192756
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Mainboard
Shuttle FG41 V2.0, Shuttle form factor
Proprietary mainboard design for Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Plus
Chipset: Intel G41 Express + ICH7 (TDP: 24W + 3.3W)

BIOS
AMI legacy core
SPI interface, 8MB Flash ROM
Supports PnP, ACPI 3.0
Supports external USB flash memory card boot up

Power supply
250 Watt mini power supply unit
Input voltage range: 100~240V
Connectors: 20-pin ATX, 4-pin ATX12V
Active PFC (Power Factor Correction)

Processor support
Socket 775
Supports Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core, Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron 4xx
Supports 800, 1066 or 1333 MHz front side bus (FSB)
Maximum power consumption: TDP = 95W max.
Processors with 533MHz FSB are not supported.
Please refer to the support list for detailed processor support information.

Processor cooling
Processor cooling is not included
Please purchase an Intel boxed processor,
which includes an processor cooler.
The maximum cooler dimensions are 7.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm
The mainboard supports temperature-controlled RPM fan speed by the BIOS.
Optional available:
Shuttle ICE Genie3 heat-pipe cooling (PM65) system with 92mm fan

Memory support
2 x 240 pin DIMM memory slots
Supports Dual Channel
Supports DDR3-800/1066 (PC3-6400/8500) unbuffered SDRAM memory
Up to a total size of 8 GB, max. 4 GB per DIMM

Slots
1 x PCI-Express x16 v1.0 (for graphics cards only)
1 x PCI (32 Bit)
Supports Dual-slot (double-width) PCI Express x16 graphics cards,
however, you cannot use the PCI slot in this case. ***)
If a discrete graphics card is used, the onboard graphics will be deactivated.


Integrated Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 (GMA X4500)
Supports Microsoft DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0 und OpenGL 2.0
Supports Intel Clear Video Technology with ProcAmp color control
Maximum DVI resolution: 2048x1536
Max. shared video memory size (UMA): 1759MB**)

Drive connectors
3x Serial-ATA II, 3 Gbit/s (300 MB/s) bandwidth
1 x IDE ATA 100 drives
Pre-installed cables: 1x SATA, 1x IDE

Other onboard connectors
2x fan connectors for system and CPU fan (two 4 pin header)
2x USB 2.0 (2x5 pin header)
LPC port ***)
Audio Aux-in

Accessories
XPC Multilanguage Quick User Guide
XPC Driver CDROM (for Windows XP, Vista 32/64 bit and Win7 32/64 bit)
Power cord
Pre-installed cables: 1x IDE, 1x SATA
4 pin Molex to SATA power cable
Screws

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:30 PM

I don't know what hardware prices are across the pond but it does seem overpriced for what you are getting (G41 chipset).

First, you will need a 2 channel RAM kit (2X2gig should work). The three channel kit is usually for X58 chipset boards.

I would suggest a videocard that will do hardware Blu-ray decode with all formats/codecs. If you need to go NVidia, then I think the GT220, GT240 are the lowest end NVidia cards that do it all and support HDMI audio without messing around with SPDIF connectors.

That is a lot of CPU for this project. I would look at a lower priced, cool running, dual core CPU. Those small cases get hot fast.

Do you need a Blu-ray burner for this? That is a lot of cash to spend when you can get a Blu-ray/DVD combo drive for half the price.

Any thought to building a standard Micro ATX system? Boards are plentiful, and cheap. Same for cases.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;srchInDesc=

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;PageSize=20

Just stuff to consider. Oh, you need a hard drive and an OS as well.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:48 PM

thanks for the reply this is just a thought at the minute is going to go in my bedroom and i want it to attach to my 47inch tv and use that as a monitor
the reason i chose that was because it already had the power supply fittes and the motherboard in place. however i am open to other possibilities

if i bought parts from new egg would they work over here in the uk?

it doesnt have to have a blu ray re writer but i would like one.

what sort of a pc would i be able to get for around £500

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:00 PM

Sadly, Newegg doesn't ship outside the US. I just link to their site as they have the most selection and their info is laid out well.

I have no idea what sort of system you could get for £500 as I have no idea what component prices are there.

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