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.
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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)
AMI legacy core
SPI interface, 8MB Flash ROM
Supports PnP, ACPI 3.0
Supports external USB flash memory card boot up
250 Watt mini power supply unit
Input voltage range: 100~240V
Connectors: 20-pin ATX, 4-pin ATX12V
Active PFC (Power Factor Correction)
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 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.
Shuttle ICE Genie3 heat-pipe cooling (PM65) system with 92mm fan
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
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.
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**)
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 ***)
XPC Multilanguage Quick User Guide
XPC Driver CDROM (for Windows XP, Vista 32/64 bit and Win7 32/64 bit)
Pre-installed cables: 1x IDE, 1x SATA
4 pin Molex to SATA power cable