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Barebones - Enought Space And Power?

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Sanzy, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Sanzy


    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Forget About It

    I was wondering if anbody has a Asus S-presso or even a Shuttle as im wanting to get the following :

    Asus S-presso

    3.2ghz P4 or 2.8ghz dont know yet
    1gb ram
    6800le unlocked with artic cooler
    80gb hdd
    dvd rw

    I think it has a 350w psu do you think this can power all of that and could i squeze the gfx card in :)? thnx

    Note : Well just used Power Calculator and says 255w so leaves me 95w should be plenty then :) just a case of will the graphics fit
    Last edited: 2 Feb 2006
  2. GuruJockStrap


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,695

    I have a Shuttle with:

    3GHz P4 Northwood
    1GB RAM
    250GB SATA HD
    PCI Sound Card
    DVD RW

    All powered by a 250W PSU without a single problem.

    Only problem you'll have if you go the Shuttle route is the Artic Cooler on the graphics card. It won't fit.
  3. cmt


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,878

    Location: Staly-Vegas!!!

    Shuttle PSU's are VERY good quality.

    I have an SB75G2 with

    P4 3.0 GHZ at 3.4
    1gb Geil Ultra
    9800 PRo AIW
    PCI ADSL Modem
    300GB Sata
    250GB Sata
    and all USBs filled (remote bob / Cards Readers / Joystick / Ipod / Iriver etc)

    No problems what so ever with the 250w thats in there.

  4. ElectroBlaster


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,153

    Location: The land of Cows n Grass!

    I have an sn45gv2, amd tho but it has this lot running:

    Barton 2800+
    All-in-wonder radeon 9600, passive cooled
    512meg dual channel hynix ram
    Seagate 120gig drive
    Pioneer dvr110dbk
    Shuttle card reader
    Remote bob
    Xbox twin joystick port
    Usb hub with two competion pro retro joysticks
    200watt standard shuttle psu

    We use this as our htpc and video recorder, it does an excellent job :)
  5. chet84

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,417

    Location: Coventry

    Sorry to hijack the thread, but could a 7800 GS (AGP) be run of a silenx shuttle psu 250W?

    Other spec: DVDRW, 250gb hard drive, 2gb RAM, 3Ghz p4 478
  6. darkgen


    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,708

    Location: London, UK

    I'd be interested in this too, it states it requires a 350w PSU but then again so did my xfx6600gt, which works soundly on my silentx 250w.
  7. Steeps


    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,181

    Location: Bedfordshire

    i don't see why it wouldn't, if not there is a 300w available which i don't think costs too much
  8. darkgen


    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,708

    Location: London, UK

    A silentx300w is around 60 quid which turns a 210 quid 6/8 month stop gap into a 270+ quid upgrade. For another 100/150 more I could upgrade to a 64 setup.
  9. Nixeh


    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

    Posts: 874

    Location: Bristol/Portsmouth, England

    I dont find shuttles have enough space for what i want, and im always worried about heat but matx on the other hand :D
  10. chaparral


    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 21,376

    My 350watt in my shuttle is powering an overclock x1900xt-x,amd 4400 daul core,two 7200rpm sata harddrives and dvd writer..no problems..

    Two weeks ago before i brought my x1900xt-x card..i was running two overclocked 7800gtx cards in sli..no psu problems.(just a little to much heat from the twin 7800gtx cards.)