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  1. #1
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    getting SFF for minor work


    processor + casing :
    so shuttle zen ST62K with a
    intel 2.4A 1mb 533mhz

    ram:
    either kingston or cosair value ram 2*512mb pc3200

    hardrive:
    80gb pata

    optical drive:
    benq 1620 pro, dvd-writer

    graphics:
    ATI 9100 included in SFF

    monitor:
    BenQ FP557S 15" LCD


    speakers:
    ALTEC LANSING ATP 3 (2.1pt) Flat Speakers

    mouse + KB:
    MICROSOFT Wireless Optical Desktop



    so how?.. pls give some helpful and useful comments

    forgot to mention, uses mostly will be for illustrator, photoshop, net surfing, songs playing and mayb a movie or two.

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    Looks good to me like the case bty^_^

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    Just a fyi if you ever want to OC you'll need a vid card as the onboard generally doesn't like any overclock.

    Edit: I'd go with NEC 3520 for the DVD they seem to have better quality from what I've heard and seen and are burning less coasters.

    Ps the older ND-1100a in my sig has yet to burn a coaster.
    Last edited by B.Johnson; 02-10-2005 at 11:17 AM.
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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    Quote Originally Posted by B.Johnson
    Just a fyi if you ever want to OC you'll need a vid card as the onboard generally doesn't like any overclock.

    Edit: I'd go with NEC 3520 for the DVD they seem to have better quality from what I've heard and seen and are burning less coasters.

    Ps the older ND-1100a in my sig has yet to burn a coaster.
    k will look out for it...

    anyway is not me who will be using it in the end, it will be my fren, and she wants someting easy on her wallet.. so.. anyway benq is good. so out of my 25 dvds i burned, i have onli 1 or 2 coasters... not too bad for a lower budget dvd writer..

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    I love the looks of the ST62K, but I hate the fact that it doesn't have an AGP port. While the on board ATI video is decent, it really does eat up memory bandwidth which can hurt programs like photoshop.

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    oh.. sharks.... so i guess i gotta look again for another one... haiz...

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    Take a look at this Soltek...

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-116&depa=0

    It will take a mobile Athlon and allows full control of FSB and DDR speeds, even while using the IGP.

    It also has an AGP port for video upgrades.

    I had one a while back and I liked it more than the SN45G Shuttle I had.

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    if i were to get a agp card for my SFF.. wad shld i get? i don't need a high end ones, just enough for my 15" lcd screen..

    i'm looking at 9600, 9550 or 9250... any recommendations?..

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    I'd reccomend the 9600, but if you are just doing 2D stuff, a ATI 9200 should be fine (it will even play UT2K4 reasonably well).

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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    Quote Originally Posted by B.Johnson

    Edit: I'd go with NEC 3520 for the DVD they seem to have better quality from what I've heard and seen and are burning less coasters.
    No way! I've burned around 200 DVDs and not one coaster with avg. CDSpeed quality score of 95%. Last DVD was 98% max of 4 PIF and only about 120 of them on the DVD. BenQ are better readers then NEC also. Very important for an all in one situation. People over at the cdfreaks.com BenQ forum are starting to complain that it's too boring!
    Last edited by Hefner; 02-11-2005 at 12:33 AM.






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    Re: getting SFF for minor work

    Benq drives have been getting better and better, but NECs are still some of the best, and not too expensive...if NEC only supported them better with more timely firmware updates.

    I recently got a Toshiba due to its ability to auto-bitset to DVD-ROM in all "+" formats without any hacked firmware....burn quality is very good too.

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