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Shuttle SN26P with SLI

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FIBRE+ 16th August 2005, 15:31 Quote
Nice one :)

Very nice little box o' tricks, were you not tempted to hack it up to get the extra room for the GTX cards?

Tis impressive what you get in a box that big nowadays, still wouldnt buy one as my 'main' pc though.
LAGMonkey 16th August 2005, 16:05 Quote
mmmmmm, very tasty. Although i must admit that my very first thought when i looked at the review was "i wonder if the cooling system would fit a 7800." and you answered the question all right, but no PICs? or is that being greedy
The_Pope 16th August 2005, 16:22 Quote
LAGMonkey: Pics of 7800 are on Page 4 mate: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2005/08/16/shuttle_sn26p_sli/4.html

7800 GT that is - the GTX doesn't fit, as noted.
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Originally Posted by FIBRE+
were you not tempted to hack it up to get the extra room for the GTX cards?

Normally, yes, and there appears to be scope for doing so. However, when you are entrusted with one of only ten samples worldwide, you don't just whip out the Dremel and start carving away.

As mentioned in the review, this is a press preview sample, or a "nearly final engineering sample" if you like. Shuttle are aware of a few issues, and are working hard on fixing them all, and one of which is GeForce 7 support. You have to remember that the GeForce 7 series wasn't even on the radar when work begun on this design, so the switch from 6800 to 7800 has put Shuttle in a bit of a bind.

Since the full model isn't due out until Q4, it is possible that the 6800 support will be dropped completely in favour of 7800s. But that is just my conjecture
TMM 16th August 2005, 16:47 Quote
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There's around 5mm of the CPU's Integrated Heat Spreader that does not come in to contact with the CPU


Should say Heatsink at the end instead of CPU? :)
FIBRE+ 16th August 2005, 16:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
Normally, yes, and there appears to be scope for doing so. However, when you are entrusted with one of only ten samples worldwide, you don't just whip out the Dremel and start carving away.

Fair point :D
The_Pope 16th August 2005, 17:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by TMM
Should say Heatsink at the end instead of CPU? :)

Thanks - I can't believe the number of eyes that didn't spot that before it went live :( Fixed.
Zidane 16th August 2005, 17:45 Quote
damn thats a sexy box.
LAGMonkey 16th August 2005, 18:19 Quote
Sorry Pope, i should have said that i wouldnt have minded seeing 7800 cards WITH the shuttle cooling system installed on them and not stock cooling.
But thanks for the great review anyway :D
The_Pope 17th August 2005, 02:51 Quote
Ah ok. Sorry - we didn't have time for that, and suspecting there will be an official Shuttle 7800 version, we didn't want to kill our lovely 7800s trying. There is nothing wrong with the theory of fitting them, but you can't just go bending heatpipes willy nilly to fit your purposes - they won't survive that treatment.
Fatboy 17th August 2005, 20:48 Quote
Well i hope if shuttle do decide that 7800 support is a good idea, that they then dont drop the 6800's because by then id actually be able to afford the 6800's ;)
mickey123 30th August 2005, 08:53 Quote
Any update when this is coming out in the UK and if it will be 7800 or 6800?

I have about 3 mates dying to buy one!!!

Ive heard if there is one thing Shuttle are v poor at its being on time with releases.


Mickey
Tim S 30th August 2005, 10:26 Quote
There is no confirmed shipping date for this product - they are back to the drawing board addressing some of the issues that we highlighted with this particular system and we suspect that there will be another sample heading our way in Q4 some time.
mickey123 30th August 2005, 11:27 Quote
Im guessing next year then??? :'( :(
Nikumba 11th October 2005, 10:56 Quote
HOw many hdds can be fitted in it? Could i get two raptors and a date drive in there?

Nikumba
Tim S 11th October 2005, 11:36 Quote
IIRC, there is only room for two if you have the heatpipe cooling solution installed.
mememe&myshuttle 19th October 2005, 19:19 Quote
hi all,
the shuttle europe site says that the SN26P doesnt use the heatpipes anymore with 7 series cards. instead uses stock cooling of the cards.



how is that possible? one fan is going to be tightly stuck between the cards. where will the air come from!!!??? any one tested this config and GPU temp yet?
The_Pope 20th October 2005, 02:28 Quote
welcome to the forums mememe&myshuttle.

I'll track down the page you're referring to and see what Shuttle have to say.
JAG Wolfe 1st July 2006, 21:02 Quote
Any updates on this? I'm interested in a SFF SLI computer. Have the issues been resolved?

Is the dual graphics card option only available with the factory installed heat pipes or will 7800GTX work fine now?
customh 2nd July 2006, 04:36 Quote
Sweetness, i like a small computer with a lot of power... be a bit of a heater though, not?
olly_lewis 2nd July 2006, 19:28 Quote
Yes indeed, use it as a foot stool after a few hours of gaming, heat your toes up nicely, but crash a few to many times from extended playing...
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