Shuttle SN45G


The system is an AthlonXP 3000+ with 1GB PC3200 RAM and a 120GB Seagate disk. Hello [H]ard|OCP readers!

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The basic case, painted blue. The DVD-ROM drive is left unpainted because that's most likely to be replaced soon.
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The grill on the right is there for an extra fan in order to give it a little more active airflow through the case.
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Here's the window, revealing a mighty Radeon 9800 Pro card. The grill there covers a hole over the Radeon's chipset fan.
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Note here the extra power supply connector on the upper right of the card. I was initially worried that the power supply of the SN45G wouldn't be strong enough to run the Radeon, but it appears to do just fine.
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The back! Look, it's wireless! You can see the Shuttle's radiator clearly. I removed quite a lot of aluminum from the case there. I added the switch to the upper left of the back of the case.
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I don't know why they make that big radiator and then cover most of it with metal. Putting a grill over it, or at least using a more widely-spaced mesh of some sort would make it much more effective.
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Nice closeup of the video card and there, on the right, the two 512MB PC3200 DIMMs.
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Oooh, it lights up!
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Pretty! And there's a green LED in there somewhere, too.
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Wanna sit across the table from me at the next LAN party?
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Two four-inch tubes are mounted behind the window.
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One is over the card, and one is mounted vertically toward the right here.
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Plus, the extra-sexy light-up grill. To the upper right are the optical audio inputs and outputs. To the upper left is the switch for the lights.