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Shuttle SN25P Expansion Slots

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Pinkeyes, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. Pinkeyes

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    I am in the process of buiying a new system based around this shuttle.

    I was thinking of putting a graphics card and Audigy sound card in, but just noticed they don't have a standard PCI Slot.
    Is that right ? not one ! - Just PCI-Express and PCI Express 1x ?

    Anyone know of anything useful you can plug into those 1x slots ?

    I thought an Audigy would be better than onboard sound, are the shuttle ones more than acceptable when it comes to sound in games ?
     
  2. Goksly

    Capodecina

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    Yup just one PCI-E x16 and PCI-E x1 - its a small case, dont ya know :p

    Think Creative do a sound card but its been showing compat issues (see sffforum).... TV tuner seems a popular choice... but remember a dual slot cooler will mean u cant fit nowt in it.
     
  3. wyatt gates

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    the envy audio chipset which onboard with sn25 p is the best that you can get not worth getting a soundcard at all ;)
     
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  4. Pinkeyes

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Have found 1x cards for RAID, TV Cards, USB cards, TV Card is about the most useful but think I would go the external TV via USB if needed.
     
  5. Goksly

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    I think the onboard sound is "average" tbh. For example, if I want to play my mp3s through all speakers (5.1) i have to turn on an option... with this option on the 3d surround sound in games is a bit...megh.
    Even with the option off its hardly above average. soundstorm slayed it - so its not as if onboard solutions cant do it. But PCI-E solutions are thing on the ground and I have a dual slot cooler.
    :(
     
  6. Pinkeyes

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    I would do the opposite of that. I wouldn't want to hear music in anything more than 2.1 (through a music amplifier), but would want to listen to games in 5.1 (I have the Medusa 5.1 headphones).
    You are worrying me a little as to the sound quality of this shuttle. Is it really that noticably bad ?