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Old 3rd July 2007, 19:14   #1
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I have come for your information!

Basically, I'm in for a new setup. I was thinking along the lines of getting myself a Shuttle, since my demands have changed a bit since the past two years. I would like to have the perfect combination of performance, comfort, elegance and saving space. Oh, and of course as cheap as possible. I know it's out there, but my knowledge of recent hardware developments could be considered non-existent.

Main purposes? Some basic photo-editing, office related work, the occasional game, and storage. I'm really taken by the design and especially the dimensions of Shuttles and similar mini-pc's. Silence is much more appreciated then it used to be. Until recently, I had a dual xeon setup in an open case next to my ear, and I'm sick of that typical whine.

Any advise, comments and/or remarks are greatly appreciated, as long as they are funny and/or help me along my search for that new setup which is awaiting my somewhere, somewhere out there.
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Got a Small Barebone with A64 3000+ / 1gb / X800GTO2 lying around doing nothing; interested?
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Define comfort, elegance and cheap in your value system
Sounded like you are looking for a woman
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John, that certainly does sound interesting. I'm assuming the X800 is a step up from my current 6600GT? Any info on what this barebone looks like? And while you're at it, might as well name your price since it sounds like a good deal

And lazyman, I hate to dissapoint you but this perfect son-in-law has already found his match (and she's elegant and comfortable too!)
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On par with 6600GT I think, or slightly speedier, check TomsHW stats; it's a PCIe board, so you can "upgrade" later if needed; Case is Antec Aria

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...&articID=4 62
with Zalman Cooler, and Sapphire X800GTO2 / 1gb / 80HDD Sata / DVDrom reader

Price: PM me an offer I can't refuse
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But, she is never cheap reasonable, yes.
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Haha, I would never ever call my girlfriend cheap, in any way!

John, I really have got no idea about what an appropriate pricetag for that setup would be. DVD and HDD aren't interesting to me, but I would have no problems taking it of your hands as a package deal. Am I going to have to flood your inbox with offers until I come up with the right price?

And, I promise to paint it madshrimps-red!
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Now I have to work for it?
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Finally got everything to fit ... 1 DVD, 3 HD's, extra s-ata controller and tomorrow I'll add an m-audio card. The dual xeon setup in the silverstone L17 htpc case had room to spare, compared with the insides of the aria now
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