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Shuttle XPC SN25P - How Loud

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by James_N, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. James_N

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    Hi,

    Im semi thinking about getting one. Now I've had shuttles before. I had a 30th Anniversary shuttle a few years back. had it for a day and sent it back it was that noisy, so can 25P owners tell me how loud it is please.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. wyatt gates

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    i have sn25p and it quieter than my tower ,and now they have alot fan options in bios.
    my spec is fx57+7800gtx and 2 gig of ram +250 harddrive and 40 gig backup,it does not get noisy not like old shuttles when fan use to go up and down :D .i hope it helps as well it is very good bit of kit ,onboard sound is very good as well :)
     
  3. Paperweight

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    The only time the fans are really noisy is during the first couple of seconds after switching on/rebooting (because the fans are going at full speed). But once the BIOS kicks in the machine is quiet; the noise level then depends on what disks & gfx card you have. The really noisy thing in my SN25P is the graphics card.
     
  4. Apatche64

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    can you have x-fi's in these?

    wyatt gates your machine must fly mate:)
     
  5. wyatt gates

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    it sure does i got a very good deal with cpu on the MM,i sold my 3700 SD and got FX 57 at a very nice price ;) .Bf2 is smooth as silk :)
     
  6. wyatt gates

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    the envy chip set is very good audio chipset,tbh there will be no need for sound card.i play my music and sound production in games is good :)
     
  7. Apatche64

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    have you heard an x-fi though, there ace!!!
    not got it owrking in bf2 on very high yet , but will when i can be arsed
     
  8. cokecan

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    x-fi wont fit as the 25P only has 1x and 16x pci-e slots. no 32bit pci slot
     
  9. Apatche64

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    how annoying, any similar that will fit it in?
     
  10. cokecan

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    ST20G5 maybe??
     
  11. James_N

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    im debating whether to swap my full tower for a Shuttle (as i do every so often :p)

    Just depends how much i'd get for my CM Stacker (with side window) and my 939 Epox Mobo (cant remember exactly which model).
     
  12. James_N

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    Also does this Shuttle support SATA II drives?
     
  13. wyatt gates

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    all nforce 4 boards do so sn25p does :)
     
  14. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

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    I used to run my SN25P, and then SN26P on a fixed speed setting and they both ran very quiet.. like someone mentioned above, they're a lot better than the older Shuttles because their design is that much better :)

    FYI: I used to run the SN25P on "mid" and the SN26P on "low"