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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SoulKrusher, Mar 28, 2002.

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  1. SoulKrusher

    SoulKrusher Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought I'd create a thread for all those cool things some of us mind get our hands on. If you have something thats a little different, perhaps unique in some way (like the way you mod your case) then let us know.

    Here is my first contribution. Its a Shuttle SV24 Barebones System.

    Overview

    VIA VT8604(PL133) / VT82C686B Chipset
    · Supports Intel FCPGA Pentium III / Celeron
    · Two 168-pin PC100/PC133 SDRAM DIMM
    · Dimensions: (L)270mm x (W) 190mm x (H)160mm
    · Chassis: All aluminum
    · Drive bays: 5.25 X 1 / 3.5 X 2

    Detail

    Processor
    Socket 370
    Intel FC-PGA Celeron with 66 MHz FSB
    Intel FC-PGA Pentium III with 100/133 MHz FSB
    Cryrix III Socket 370 CPU series

    Chipset
    VIA PL133 Chipset
    VIA VT8604, North Bridge
    Integrated S3 Savage 4 2D/3D Graphic Engine
    VIA VT82C686B, South Bridge

    Form Factor
    Flex ATX
    Size: 178mm x 190mm

    Expansion Slot
    1 x PCI

    Memory
    2 x DIMM
    Support PC133 SDRAM
    Flash EEPROM
    Award PCI BIOS with PnP, Green and DMI Features

    On board IDE Controller
    Support PIO Mode 4 and DMA Mode 2
    Supoort Ultra 33/66/100 Synchronous DMA mode
    On board I/O Controller
    1 x Floppy port
    1 x Serial port (16550 fast UART compatible)
    1 x Parallel port (SPP, EPP, ECP port)
    2 x USB port
    2 x 1394 connectors

    RTL 8139 LAN Controller

    Lucent 1394 Controller

    Other features
    Onboard S3 Savage 4 VGA
    Chrontel CH7006C TV-out Controller
    Onboard AC97
    Onboard 10/100 Fast Ethernet
    S-Video and Composite TV-out terminal
    Wake-On-Ring & Alarm
    KB/Mouse wake up

    At a quick glance it does look fairly average and well yes your right it is. However fit it with the right componets and it turns out to be fairly impressive. Here is a list of things I have coupled with it so far:

    P3 1.1ghz
    512mb 133
    100gb 7200rpm Quantum 8mb Cache
    16X DVD Pioneer Slot
    Geforce 2 MX400 PCI
    SBLive Extigy
    Netcomm 56K RAVE USB
    Logitech QuickCam PRO3000
    Sony MDRV500 Headphones
    Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Mouse
    Cherry Mini-Keyboard

    Its my Gaming/Video Editing/Entertainment Unit. With loads of MP3's and movies its perfect to take to parties. Plug it in and let the good times roll.

    I do alot of video editing so its perfect for me to take onset and capture the data without having to go back to the office. A removable drive instead of the DVD would be better, that way I could have 100gb removable drives, one for music, one for video etc. But that cost money :)

    Last but not least Gaming. I'm bringing it with me to the WALAN to put it to the test. Coupled with my 17inch FlatPanel it makes it very easy to transport. Of course you could throw in a Cheaper Celeron and use it for a server.... Sweet! The GeForce 2 gives that extra performance with games, coz we all know how crap the built in 3DSAVAGE is. :)

    There are many things you could use this baby for. Perhaps set it up in your lounge with a remote keyboard and mouse as part of your entertainment. Never change a CD/DVD again. DivX your DVD's to the harddrive, or run all those 100 of 100 of GB's of MP3's straight off your drive, forget the Creative Jukebox.

    How about a surveillance system? Throw a WebCam on it, hide it in your cupboard.... Sweet! How many uses can you think of? There are a few down points I suppose, first no AMD version yet (not that I care, I'm a Intel man). They do have AMD and P4 version coming but I imagine it will be sometime, I mean come on cooling can be a problem as you need a low profile fan and the aluminum case only cools so much unless you make your own mods for it.

    Well the only thing I need to do to my is mod the case, throw in some pretty lights and a tiny slit window (slit? mmmm, slit) Oh boy its to early in the morning :)

    So there you, I could dripple for ages but I won't. I got myself two of these babies and they work pretty sweet. Well thats my new toy for the time being anyway. If your interested and want to check it out at the WALAN come over and say hi, just look for the guy with a bag in one hand, his flatpanel under the other arm and a Jack Daniels Shirt. Untill next time, I'm
     
  2. Sith_Jester

    Sith_Jester Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sep 28, 2001
    And I thought some of my posts were extensive *phew*
     
  3. S_2BU

    S_2BU Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Feb 15, 2002
    When I grow up I'm going to Bovine Univerisity
     
  4. BoNgSaBrE

    BoNgSaBrE Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jan 24, 2002
    Miss Hoover? My worm crawled into my mouth, and I ate my worm, can I have another worm?
     
  5. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    My cat's breath smells like cat food.
     
  6. Sith-Gecko

    Sith-Gecko Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 26, 2001
    I saw Snagglepuss! He was going to the bathroom ...
     
  7. Jedi_Pharie

    Jedi_Pharie Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 21, 2002
    I bent my Wookie
     
  8. Ki-Bara-Mundi

    Ki-Bara-Mundi Jedi Master star 6

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    Nov 27, 2000
    They were making babies and one of the babies looked at me.
     
  9. Djelibeybi

    Djelibeybi Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 23, 2002
    "Oh boy sleep! That's where I'm a viking!"
     
  10. FaLLeN-AnGeL

    FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 3, 2001
    Ooh ooh, me too, me too!!!

    "Me fail English? That's unpossible."
     
  11. Darth_Soup

    Darth_Soup Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oct 15, 2001
    This is my sand box, I'm not allowed to go in the deep end.
     
  12. -Noodle_Soup-

    -Noodle_Soup- Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 23, 2002
    Bushes are nice because they don?t have prickers. Except when they do. This one did. Ow.
     
  13. Shaven_Wookie69

    Shaven_Wookie69 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Feb 26, 2001
    my imaginary friends left me cause they thought i didn't exist
     
  14. SoulKrusher

    SoulKrusher Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Its HOT, its COOL & its the best thing since LEGO!

    [link=http://metku.net/cryo/index.html]Project Cryo[/link]

    EDIT

    I wasnt going to, but this is a very cool addition from the same guys.

    [link=http://metku.net/glowpad/index_eng.html]Glow Pad[/link]
     
  15. Stinky_jawa

    Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 7, 2000
    hahahahahaha, that poor lego wom-<<EDIT>>-man.. trapped forever inside a microsoft product...
     
  16. FaLLeN-AnGeL

    FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 3, 2001
    I love it!! I am sooo doing that to my mouse!
     
  17. Jarsis_Stole

    Jarsis_Stole Jedi Youngling star 1

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    May 26, 2002

    I need a new monitor cause it sucks and XP wont let me access the gamma level so I can turn it up so I can see whats on my monitor.

    If you want some simple inspiration SK ask me to send you some of the pics I have of my case modified with its window and neon light installation.

    Captain Jarsis Stole
     
  18. soneil

    soneil Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 30, 2000
    Post them here. I'd like to check it out too. Not that I think I'd end up doing anything like that to my own gear but I think it's cool seeing stuff like that.
     
  19. SoulKrusher

    SoulKrusher Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 25, 2000
    By all means send it through, Id love to check out how yours looks as well.
     
  20. Stinky_jawa

    Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 7, 2000
    Hehe, yer me too.. give us a look! ;)

    Im gettin my window kit from [link=http://www.pccasegear.com/]here[/link].. they do COD which helps, but I needed one that comes with spaces for fans on em ;)

    All sorts of pc bumpf there.. case badges, lights, window kits, psu's, a pc tachometer (i waaaant one, but not for that price) etc etc..
     
  21. soneil

    soneil Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 30, 2000
    Here's something some of you may be interested in. I just got myself a new Samsung CD combination drive. It's a DVD ROM drive as well as a CD-RW drive. Strathfield has them on sale for $199. I installed it in a couple of minutes and it works perfectly. The software that comes with it is EZ CD Creator light version 5 (which has everything I need), and Power DVD Player version 3 which I was already using since it's the best DVD software I've used.
    If anyone's after either a DVD drive or a burner, it's a good option to consider for both. I think the sale's on at all their stores.
     
  22. SoulKrusher

    SoulKrusher Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 25, 2000
    Here it is... the latest mini-pc... The ShuttleX

    Able to fit a P42.5Ghz chip, 1gb of ram, 2 hard drives either as ide or raid, SBLive, Geforce4Ti 4600 and its all quiet as a mouse.

    [link=http://www17.tomshardware.com/howto/02q3/020815/images/pc4.jpg]ShuttleX[/link]

    I'm gettin one, I'll add it right next to its soon to be younger brother... Show me the money!! :)
     
  23. SoulKrusher

    SoulKrusher Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 25, 2000
    I'll end up putting a 2.2ghz(533) with 512mb(333) of Corsair Ram, WD 120gb HD with 8mb cache and when the NV30/NV40 are out, end up going for that to I think. I saw the unit today, looks very cool, it was the demo model so I got to wait til they order them in yet...
     
  24. Stinky_jawa

    Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 7, 2000
    Your pic is on toms hardware page I take it? All i get when I click on that link is the toms hardware logo.. Maybe the page link might be better.. I wanna see ;)

    <<Edit: that corsair.. why not go for the RD? or cant it do that type of ram?>>
     
  25. SoulKrusher

    SoulKrusher Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 25, 2000
    Well the pic worked for me ;) Ok here you go

    [link=http://www17.tomshardware.com/howto/02q3/020815/index.html]ShuttleX[/link]

    EDIT: Naa it dont do RD, thats stuff might be good but its to expensive.
     
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