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 Post subject: Is the Shuttle G4 quiet?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:26 pm 
You people metion that 47 db is not quite and I admit it isnt but I tried measuring my Gamecube from 12 inches away and got a reading of around 48 db. I was wondering if a shuttle pc is only as loud as a gamecube or ps2 what is chances of hearing it from like 8 feet away from the tv? Or am I misinformed? I have also looked at the Aopen mini itx. What would you people rather go with?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:12 pm 
33 views and no replies? Also where can I find the Aopen XC case?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:20 am 
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I'm curious as to why you're primarily interested in a G4. Also, AMD or Intel G4?

www.excaliberpc.com for Aopen xc. There's a lot of shuttle owners at www.sudhian.com.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:18 am 
why is there something better than the g4? Shuttle still builds some pretty good SFF PC.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:31 am 
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No. Why a G4 instead of a G or G2.


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No. Why a G4 instead of a G or G2.


G4 uses a newer low-noise PSU
http://www.sfftech.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=466

However, the new Shuttle Zen ST62K (smaller, ATI graphics, no SATA, no AGP???) is even more quieter, thanks to an external fanless PSU.
http://www.sfftech.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=482


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:14 am 
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G4 uses a newer low-noise PSU

The g4's are substantially more $ than the g or g2 and they have that goofy flash card thing on the front, which cloggs up the 3 1/2" bay. Not sure about how quiet the new 250w psu is (it has 2 40mm fans instead of 1,) but, the review indicates that it's more quiet than the 200w psu's. If true, it's a step in the right direction.

The new K models are nice looking, but with no agp, no sata, as you said, and no dvi output it would seem that it's intended for low-end use.

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Personally I'd go for a Soltek SFF, seems like quite good solutions and have 2x5.25 bays. The Alu front looks better than the plastic mirror front though.
http://www.sfftech.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=464
Also available for Athlon XP.


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I'd probably go for the Solotek too mainly because it looks like it uses a standard mATX PSU, in which case it would be replacable with something quieter as well as the additional cooling vent.


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