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My Set-up (for anyone thinking of setting up one)

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Nick Sheldon    2

Compaq SFF Deskpro

P3 733

768MB

Radeon 7000 PCI

DVD Rom

MS FF Sidewinder Pro 2 Joystick

MS Sidewinder Gamepad

PS2 joypad > with converter

N64 Joypad > with converter

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Software

MYHTPC

MAME

The above system is very very quiet, and hooks straight into my TV.

Very pleased with it, and works flawlessly.

:)

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Groovedude    6

what type of case ?...

i think with a MC pc you need a nice case to make it blend in.

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Pink Floyd    15

nice

no need for fast and noisy system for theatre

good setup

you should try some foam to stick on your side pane case

that will decrease noise more

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Nick Sheldon    2
what type of case ?...

i think with a MC pc you need a nice case to make it blend in.

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The SFF stands for small form factor. It's really quite diddy. It fits in one of the slots under the tv. It's actually smaller than my Sony DVD player.

As for sticking foamin it, it really doesn't need it, as the only thing you hear occasionally is the HD.

The only thing going against it, is that it's beige, but that can easily be solved.

Very very cheap rig too :)

The only thing I might upgrade is the Radeon 7000 to a 9200 (not that it's needed).

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Pink Floyd    15
The SFF stands for small form factor. It's really quite diddy.  It fits in one of the slots under the tv. It's actually smaller than my Sony DVD player.

As for sticking foamin it, it really doesn't need it, as the only thing you hear occasionally is the HD.

The only thing going against it, is that it's beige, but that can easily be solved.

Very very cheap rig too :)

The only thing I might upgrade is the Radeon 7000 to a 9200 (not that it's needed).

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Well if you dont hear the psu fan, nor the cpu fan.. that's perfect then!

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Groovedude    6
The SFF stands for small form factor. It's really quite diddy.  It fits in one of the slots under the tv. It's actually smaller than my Sony DVD player.

As for sticking foamin it, it really doesn't need it, as the only thing you hear occasionally is the HD.

The only thing going against it, is that it's beige, but that can easily be solved.

Very very cheap rig too :)

The only thing I might upgrade is the Radeon 7000 to a 9200 (not that it's needed).

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intresting sounds good.

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Only problem with SFF cases, most of the time they dont accept full height TV Cards, and if your going down the Windows Media Center route all the compatible cards are full height pci cards

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NienorGT    18

You use that for a Media Center? :blink:

This is your case?

compaq_deskpro_en_sff.jpg

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Nick Sheldon    2

It's one of the company's old redundant pc's. So I got it for nothing too :)

I forgot to mention, I also added a 160GB HD, and it also has a Windows 2000 PRO licence attached to the PC.

It's also linked to a Linksys switch, which in turn links to my ADSL Router - DSL504, so I also get to surf on TV :)

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Pink Floyd    15
The only thing I might upgrade is the Radeon 7000 to a 9200 (not that it's needed).

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beware I would say.

Your radeon has a passive heatsink

and radeon 9200 has a fan.. so more noise

my 2 cents

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Nick Sheldon    2
You use that for a Media Center? :blink:

This is your case?

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Yep, thats basically it, but mine is a later model which doesn't have the slot for the cd/dvd rom. I can put any cd/dvd rom in it.

The one you have pictured there only accepts Compaq specific rom's (I might be wrong)

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Nick Sheldon    2
beware I would say.

Your radeon has a passive heatsink

and radeon 9200 has a fan.. so more noise

my 2 cents

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Ah...Good call. It isn't a necessary upgrade anyway. Cheers.

But DABS don one of their value cards which doesn't have a fan >

http://www.dabs.com/uk/Search2/Product+Det...se=radeon%20pci

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gazebee_    3

would be nice if you posted pics

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Nick Sheldon    2
would be nice if you posted pics

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Okie Dokie.

Not a problem.

I'm at work right now, but I will post pics tonight.

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Nick Sheldon    2

Here you go.

The other two controllers are on my other pc's at the mo.

The keyboard looks like it's attached by a wire in the photo, but it isn't, it's wireless.

Sorry about the mess ;)

Like I say, the only thing I would do in the future is paint it black, so it blends in more.

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Razorwing    640

cool (Y)

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