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Manufacturer / Model MSI Mega 180 MSI Mega 865 Soltek Qbic EQ3801A Asus Terminator 2 T2-R
Dimensions 325 x 230 x 164mm 325 x 230 x 164mm 330 x 215 x 205mm 310 x 185 x 320mm
Connectivity & Operation
Front
USB 2x USB 2.0 Type A 2x USB 2.0 Type A 2x USB 2.0 Type A 2x USB 2.0 Type A
Firewire IEEE 1394 1x 4-pin, 1x 6-pin 1x 4-pin, 1x 6-pin 1x 6-pin no
Audio 1x mic, 1x headphones, 1x SPDIF 1x mic, 1x headphones, 1x SPDIF 1x mic, 1x headphones, 1x SPDIF 1x mic, 1x headphones, 1x SPDIF
Card reader SD, MMC, SM, CF, MS SD, MMC, SM, CF, MS no SD, MMC, SM, CF, MS
PC-Card (PCMCIA) no no no no
Function buttons Mode, Play, Pause, Stop, Eject, Previous, Next, Volume up/down, Power On Mode, Play, Pause, Stop, Eject, Previous, Next, Volume up/down, Power On Power On, Reset Power On, Reset
Drive bays 1x 5.25 " & 1x 3.5 " 1x 5.25 " & 1x 3.5 " 2x 5.25 " & 1x 3.5 " 2x 5.25 " & 1x 3.5 "
Display
Display included yes yes no yes
Info shown in display time, CD-Track, radio frequency time, CD-Track, radio frequency n/a time, CD-Track, radio frequency
Back
PS/2 2x 2x 2x 2x
Monitor-out 2xVGA, (no DVI) 1xVGA, (no DVI) no 1xVGA, (no DVI)
USB 2x USB 2.0 Type A 2x USB 2.0 Type A 4x USB 2.0 Type A 2x USB 2.0 Type A
Firewire IEEE 1394a 1x 6-pin no 1x 6-pin no
Serial/ Parallel ports no / 1x 1x / 1x 2x / no 1x / 1x
Audio 3x (can be used for 5.1), SP-DIF 3x (can be used for 5.1), SP-DIF 5x (als 7.1 nutzbar) 3x (can be used for 5.1)
LAN 1x (10/100) 1x (10/100/1000) 1x (10/100/1000) 1x (10/100)
S-Video / Composite (Cinch) yes / no no / no no / no no / no
Modem yes yes no no
Motherboard
Chipset
Northbridge/ Southbridge nVidia nForce2G / MCP2 Intel 865G / ICH5 nForce3 250 Gb ATI RS300 / IXP200
CPU Socket PGA 462 (Sockel A) PGA 478 PGA 754 PGA 478
CPU Support AMD AthlonXP, Duron Intel Pentium 4, (incl. Prescott) AMD Athlon64 Intel Pentium 4, (incl. Prescott)
FSB Clock 200, 266, 333 MHz 400, 533, 800 MHz 800 MHz 400, 533, 800 MHz
Memory
Type DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Classification DDR266 - DDR333 DDR266 - DDR400 DDR266 - DDR400 DDR266 - DDR400
Mode Single-Channel Dual-Channel Single-Channel Dual-Channel
Slots 2 2 2 2
Max. memory 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
On-board Graphics
Manufacturer/ chipset nVIDIA IGP Crush 18G (nForce2G) Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (i865G) no ATI RS300
Graphics memory used Framebuffer 1, 8, 16 Framebuffer 1, 8, 16 no Framebuffer 8, 16, 32, 64, 128
Internal I/O Components
Hard disk controller nVidia MCP2 ICH5 nForce3 250 Gb ATI IXP200
IDE Channels 2x UltraATA/100 2x UltraATA/100 2x UltraATA/100-133 2x UltraATA/100
S-ATA Channels no 1x S-ATA 150 2x S-ATA 150 no/no
RAID Support no no yes, SATA - 0,1,0+1, JBOD no
Floppy Controller no no no yes
Network Controller k.a. k.a. CICADA CIS8201 Gigabit RTL 8201BL
Expansion Slots
PCI slots 1x 32 Bit PCI 2.3 1x 32 Bit PCI 2.3 1x 32 Bit PCI 2.3 1x 32 Bit PCI 2.3
PCI Express no no no no
AGP 1x AGP 3.0 (8X) 1x AGP 3.0 (8X) 1x AGP 3.0 (8X) 1x AGP 3.0 (8X)
On-Board Audio
Type AC97 2.2 AC97 2.2 AC97 2.2 CMI8768 AC97 2.2
Surround Support 5.1 Channel 5.1 Channel 7.1 Channel 5.1 Channel
Power Supply
Manufacturer FSP Group Inc. FSP Group Inc. Soltek Delta Electronics
Model FSP250-60MS FSP250-60MS SS-250SFD DPS-200PB-138E
Watt max. 250 Watt max. 250 Watt max. 250 Watt max. 125 Watt
Fans
CPU 1x 50mm, 1x 60mm 1x 50mm, 1x 60mm 1x 80mm 1x 70mm
System n/a n/a 1x 100mm 1x 92mm
Chipset n/a n/a 1x 40mm n/a
Power supply 1x 80mm 1x 80mm 1x 80mm 1x 80mm
Accessories
User Manual English English English English
Cables IDE, Power Cable S-ATA, IDE, Floppy S-ATA, IDE, Floppy IDE, Floppy
Remote control yes yes no no
Software drivers, bundled software u.a. Media Center Deluxe III drivers, bundled software u.a. Home Theater drivers, bundled software drivers, bundled software
Other cable ties, thermal paste, screws thermal paste, screws thermal paste, screws cable ties, thermal paste, screws
Summary
  1. Searching For The Quiet Barebone
  2. The Way It Should Be
  3. The Way It Should Be, Continued
  4. Test Candidates With AGP Graphics Slot
  5. AOpen XC Cube AV (EA65): The Multi-talent
  6. Under The Hood
  7. Pros And Cons
  8. AOpen XC Cube EX65: Design Is A Matter Of Taste
  9. Under The Hood
  10. AOpen XC Cube EY65: A Lot Of Intel Platforms
  11. Under The Hood
  12. ASUS Terminator 2 T2 Offers An Arnold Double Team
  13. Under The Hood
  14. Pros And Cons
  15. MSI MEGA Barebones: Two Unequal Brothers
  16. PC Alert 4: Monitoring of the temperature and fan speed
  17. MSI MEGA180: The AMD Version
  18. Pros And Cons
  19. MSI MEGA865: Suitable For Intel Pentium 4 CPUs
  20. Pros And Cons
  21. Jetway MiniQ Twin: Two Users Simultaneously
  22. Under The Hood
  23. Pros And Cons
  24. Soltek QBic EQ3801A: AMD64 Power Barebone
  25. Under The Hood
  26. Pros And Cons
  27. Test Candidates Without An AGP Graphics Slot
  28. Under The Hood
  29. Pros And Cons
  30. Shuttle XPC ZEN: Smallest Barebone With External Power Supply
  31. Under The Hood
  32. Pros And Cons
  33. Test Candidates With A PCI Express Slot
  34. Under The Hood
  35. Pros And Cons
  36. Shuttle XPC SB83G5: VW Meets Barebone
  37. Under The Hood
  38. Pros And Cons
  39. Noise Measurements: All Candidates At A Glance
  40. Configuration Table
  41. Configuration Table, Continued
  42. Configuration Table, Continued
  43. Test Equipment, Continued
  44. Accessories: Useful, Useless And Comical
  45. Shuttles TFT In An XPC Design
  46. Shuttle XP17, Specifications
  47. Shuttle PC40: Upgrade To Quiet Power Supply
  48. Lights Go On In The Peripheral Connectors
  49. Molex Connector: Let There Be Color
  50. RAM Freezer From Revoltec
  51. Area 51 Is Everywhere: The Aliens Have Landed
  52. Conclusion
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