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    Hey all,
    I have been looking at the infamous SV24 but it is just too damn tall. I was wandering around Fry's Electronics today and saw the FIC Sabre barebones system. http://www.fic.com.tw/sff/intro_sr_815t.htm

    This seems like a cool little package. The prices at fry's were $200 for the white version and $250 for the silver. Strangely, online prices seem to be considerably higher, starting at about $305. Anyone have a line on better prices? Anyone used one of these puppies? It has a lot of room for expansion, has a PCMCIA slot, but lacks firewire. Definitly looks like a worthwhile package though.

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    Interesting....

    I wonder about it's video capabilities?

    By the way, it looks like it has firewire to me:

    "Expansion
    * PCI x 3 over a riser card, including one Low Profile PCI
    * USB x 4 (2 at the front and 2 at the rear)
    * IEEE1394 x 2 at the front (4 pin x 1 plus 6 pin x 1)
    * PCMCIA Type II x 1 at the front"[/LIST]

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    I realized that afterwards. The firewire is only available upfront which is a negative for me. I am sure the video is mediocre but 3 PCI slots begs for a real video card.

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    s24 tall?? that is a tiny little unit. Takes up less surface area than almost anyting else you will look at. I am impressed myself, with that darn little box.

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    While the overall footprint is impressive, it is taller than I want. I have plenty of lateral space but would like to limit the vertical. I am mounting my carputer in a false floor with my two rockford amps. The lower I can keep the floor, the better.

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    use a laptop then
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    Why not get the shuttle fv24 mobo and build a custom case with the mobo, power supply, and hard drive all next to each other. Therefore the height of your custom built case would be about 2.5 to 3". That would be the way to get the least height, as far as I see it.

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    Sweet little system. Here's the whole works w/ a Celly 1.2 for $539.
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