After a while of not getting around to it i invested in a Shuttle SB61G2 SFF (Small Form Factor) PC.  Have to say that unless i wanted super flexibility then this is all i would ever need.

Everything is onboard.  Firewire, USB 2.0, SATA, 6 Channel sound, NIC, 800MHz FSB etc...

One PCI slot (still empty) and an AGP slot (with Radeon 9600).  The onboard graphics were not up to scratch for full on 3D game play.

So now i have this little PC sitting on my desk at home and not some loud, noisey, huge, borning, beige, the off bone, the white ... normal PC.

I have always wondered when someone would start to make affordable, easy on the eye, pleasing cases and hardware.  Apple have always put a lot of effort into this area ... something that PCs have lacked since the begining.

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Comments (2)
  1. Totally, agree – my little server is a Shuttle SN41-G2, pretty quiet, powerful and exceedingly cute…

  2. I have one for half a year.

    Right now: enough is enough. I have no clue how "noisy" they are without a graphics card inside (as ther is one on board), but with my Radeon 9700 pro tit is HELL, and the air coming out is HOT.

    Besides the motherboard (still in shipping) I finally have all the components to replace the shuttle with a PC that contains QUIET elements. A supler low noise power supply, a low noise CPU coller AND – a passeive cooling system for my graphics card.

    I wish I would not have to do it (I really like the shuttle, from the size), but I can not realy stand the noise anymore that I just can not rediuce due to the form factor.

    I assume, though, that this little baby just runs fine without the additional graphics card 🙁

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