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Shuttle XPC SP35P2

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by BoozerDawg, 12 Oct 2009.

  1. BoozerDawg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,760

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-128-SH&groupid=701&catid=110&subcat=343

    Im thinking of getting 1 of these, and i thought id just check to make sure everything works as i think it does before i order.

    As far as i know, all i need with this is a CPU, RAM, GPU, HDD and DVD Drive and i can slap em all in and be good to go. I already have these (Q6600, 4GB DDR2, 4870 1GB, 500GB HDD and a normal DVD writer drive). So heres the thing -

    I assume it uses its own type of cooling system, i just need to put the CPU in and use whatever the Shuttle uses to cool it.

    The PSU, will it be enough to power everything ? It says its 400w, and does it provide 2 PCIe connectors or do i need a molex converter thing ?

    Will my GPU even fit in ? Its this exact 1 -

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    Would it be safer for power/space/heat reasons to get a smaller, single slot GPU (4850) ?

    Anybody currently running 1 of these ? Have any pics spare so i can see how well your stuff packs into it ? :)

    Thanks in advance if you can help :).
     
  2. BoozerDawg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2009

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    Ok its all in, GPU was a pain thanks to the PSU cables (there still squished against it). Just checking to see if these idle temps can be considered "normal" for this case -

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    I did a FurMark Xtreme burn test, and the GPU temp went up to 109 at the highest and never went further for a good 10 minutes, this seems damn toasty to me, but ive read that its capable of operating much higher than that (possibly better if i downgrade to a single slot 4850 ?).

    The back of the case (above the PSU) and the left of the case (where it blows out the CPU heat) get quite hot, do any other SP35P2 owners find it the same ?
     
  3. Xtremeforce

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2007

    Posts: 104

    Just out of interest, can this shuttle handle 3 x 1tb hard drives? Could the shuttle handle that along with a 8600gt and Q6600 CPU? is the 400w psu up to that challenge i know there ment to be quite strong was interested in the Shuttle as its on offer at a good price was interested in using one as i will be spending alot of time away from home during the week and looking at replacing my antec 300 case.
     
  4. Bane

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,611

    Don't know if you are still using this set-up, but when I had a P2 case I specifically looked for a rear venting graphics card. The XFX you have is simply dumping that hot air in the case, and the CPU cooling set-up is having to cope with the higher ambient temperature. From memory the two rear top fans above the PSU were pretty useless.

    Edit: XFX site shows the two different coolers on your card. The stock style venting out the back would of been a preferrable. If it's the same dimensions and would fit because you mention PSU cables getting in the way.
     
    Last edited: 25 Oct 2009
  5. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

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    Location: Geordieland

    Dont see why not, mines got a Q6600, 4GB RAM, 8800GTS 640mb and 3 HDDs in it and Ive had it since release week without trouble.
     
  6. Xtremeforce

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2007

    Posts: 104

    Cheers for that mate really don't wanna be lumping around a Antec 300 case plus i've had a minor accident with the SATA pins on my motherboard lol:D.

    Thanks mate helps alot.