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    Quote Originally Posted by Heckler View Post
    I do watch ebay and am keeping my eye on a couple of shuttle systems.. if the price is right, I might grab one and sell on the 2 MB's and CPU's I have knocking around. Would be nice to wrap it all up in a nice little package like that... But the budget is, what the budget is... and that will ultimately dictate the end product.
    I initially had a shuttle system in my car and was VERY disappointed with it and I got tired of calculating power requirements with every new peripheral that I thought about adding so I sold a few things on ebay, saved up some money that I hid from my wife (yeah, I'm afraid of her! ) and got a system that I know will last and allow for future upgrades without worry. It cost me a little more money but this system is very fast (especially on boot up) and stable. I am extremely happy with the setup and glad that I waited, saved and did things right...it was worth it for me.

    Just my $0.02

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    That's interesting to read, and if my calculations are right, the DSATX wouldn't supply enough amps on the 5v rail. As at a peak of 74w for the CPU, I'd need 15A on the rail, and it only supplies 10-12A.

    Have put all my spare computer parts (aside from a couple of bits) up for sale on the bulletin board at work, and have about 6 or 7 shuttle systems I'm watching. Doesn't have to be ultra fast, just has to run audio/video/wifi and satnav... and most systems will cope that these days.

    What I get for the parts I sell, will be added to the budget. might also save a few quid on this http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=26684

    That's the same as buying one similar from ebay, expect Itrust this site, they're brilliant... and no huge charges for shipping from China or import taxes. It's even cheaper than shipping from the store here... saving another 40-50 on the budget.

    Guess, it's back to square one... accumulating parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    I initially had a shuttle system in my car and was VERY disappointed with it and I got tired of calculating power requirements with every new peripheral that I thought about adding so I sold a few things on ebay, saved up some money that I hid from my wife (yeah, I'm afraid of her! ) and got a system that I know will last and allow for future upgrades without worry. It cost me a little more money but this system is very fast (especially on boot up) and stable. I am extremely happy with the setup and glad that I waited, saved and did things right...it was worth it for me.

    Just my $0.02
    The good thing about the calcs I did, was I added everything I would want right from the start. So that 219W total power includes everything... inc system fans, all 4 USB devices, a PCI TV tuner card, full sized HD and DVD.

    The only thing I didn't know, was about the thoroughbred core athlons powered from the 5v rail.
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