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King_Ghidra
09-12-2003, 12:18:30
Shuttle Spacewalker XPC SB61G2 Serial ATA Aluminium Barebones System - Intel P4 (FS-018-SH)

Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800FSB) with HT Technology - Retail

TwinMOS 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 Dual Channel Kit

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 120GB 2MB Cache - OEM

The shuttle is a nice little box:
http://us.shuttle.com/specs2.asp?pro_id=283

i used to have an athlon, but i'm sold on this hyper threading shit

i already own a radeon 9600 pro so i'll be wacking that in there too

was hoping it would be delivered today but maybe it will be tomorrow now

Funkodrom
09-12-2003, 12:28:52
Nice! How much did all that set you back? (I might have to do something similar soon).

King_Ghidra
09-12-2003, 12:39:35
a little over 600 inc vat

more than i thought it would, i must admit

the box was just under 200 inc vat
the processor just over 200 inc vat
the memory was about 130 inc vat which surprised me in a bad way
and the hard drive was a pleasant surprise at about 65 inc vat

Funkodrom
09-12-2003, 12:48:26
That's still reasonably cheap though... I mean the equivalent spec Evesham machine would be 1300 including Graphics card, OS, Office, monitor etc. etc.

protein
09-12-2003, 12:50:21
Got any left overs from your dead PC? Some of that ram stuff and those memory thingies?

King_Ghidra
09-12-2003, 13:05:16
:lol: Dan just pm'ed me asking a similar question

yes it's quite possible, i have a 40gb and a 60gb drive in my old machine, so theoretically they may be going spare once i've hived off all the mp3's, games and porn

more realistically yes the RAM might be going spare too i think i have two 256mb cards, but whther or not they'll be compatible with your pc i don't know. I'll try and remember to get them to you somehow once i'm done.

i also have an old geforce 2 mx knocking around but whether anyone could make use of that i don't know

Beta1
09-12-2003, 13:05:16
Thats a nice bit of kit.

Am planning an upgrade early next year. Might have to do something similar.

protein
09-12-2003, 15:21:56
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
:lol: Dan just pm'ed me asking a similar question

yes it's quite possible, i have a 40gb and a 60gb drive in my old machine, so theoretically they may be going spare once i've hived off all the mp3's, games and porn

more realistically yes the RAM might be going spare too i think i have two 256mb cards, but whther or not they'll be compatible with your pc i don't know. I'll try and remember to get them to you somehow once i'm done.

i also have an old geforce 2 mx knocking around but whether anyone could make use of that i don't know
How much would you want for a 60 gigathingy and the ram things (if they are compatible)?

King_Ghidra
09-12-2003, 16:02:15
you can have the ram for free if it works

the hard drive is probably worth about 30 quid for the 60gb and 20 for the 40gb

protein
09-12-2003, 16:09:37
30 seems fair. :) I'll throw in a pint too.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
09-12-2003, 17:33:44
Or, you could buy a "make your HDD external" kit and keep it for your new Shuttle. That way, you can leave all your precious files where they are and increase your storage space a further 50% from the 120Gig on the new system.

The kits are fairly cheap - I'd estimate about 25 to 30 from what I've seen here (and doing a currency calculation in my head from guessed figures of exchange).

Asher
10-12-2003, 02:05:57
Do a surface scan on your HD.

My friend just bought a 200GB Maxtor, moved all of his music, movies, and pr0n to it, and literally a week later it totally died and he lost all his data.

If he'd done a surface scan of the entire disk when he bought it as is good habit, he would've seen how many bad sectors it had.

Nav
11-12-2003, 10:15:30
Remind me not to buy a PC like KG's.

Any luck yet with getting it working again?