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Shuttle SX58H7 System - Am I crazy?

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March 26, 2010 10:56:45 PM

First I bought an 27" iMac and it was a total disaster. So I'm thinking about building the system listed below. I'm play some games but it's not a huge consideration. I'm looking to build a versatile, fast, small, attractive system.

Shuttle SX58H7 Intel Core i7 Intel X58 Barebone
Item #:N82E16856101082
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XXX 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820167016
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support
Item #:N82E16827118032
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820227365
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 100283-2L Video Card
Item #:N82E16814102864
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136284
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


StarTech BRACKET25 Adapter Kit to Mount 2.5" HDD in 3.5" Drive Bay
Item #:N82E16811993005
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Dell UltraSharp 2209WA - 22" - widescreen TFT active matrix LCD display w/ USB hub
March 26, 2010 11:02:03 PM

Sigh ... It CAN be DONE ... But if I try to put my pet Bengal Tiger in a dog carrier ... he's gonna be mighty pissed off.

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March 26, 2010 11:05:41 PM

LOL - I'm shooting for an American Bobcat.
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March 26, 2010 11:07:45 PM

Better turn it into a wind tunnel.
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March 27, 2010 1:16:56 PM

Are saying the system is going to run super hot??? Because I don't want that at all. I'm not planning to O/C it. I'm open to better solution for a small form factor PC. My only thing is that I don't want a cube like a lot of the matx cases provide. I would rather have something taller and thin than short and fat.
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March 27, 2010 7:05:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U68dEGmkw9Y

"Super Hot?" ... Well ... certainly not as cool.

It is a personal decision ... This is putting the largest desktop socket into (pretty much) the smallest form factor case. This is not "optimal" .... It can be done (If you NEED this) ... Cool it well.

I have been wanting to mount a powerful Vid-edit sys on a hand truck. This might be a candidate ... Barring some special app ... I would not get such a small case. Tiger >>> Hampster Cage ... I mean ...sure ... figure it out.




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