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Daily News Round #1 for February 2, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 2, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 3, 2004 2:54 am

- Quick and easy Shuttle modifications

If you own one of Shuttle's snazzy XPC line of SFF PC's, you'll know how restricted they are in terms of ventilation, although not as bad as several other SFF's on the market. Peter from Spodes Abode has written up a guide explaining how to perform some simple modifications in order to improve air flow as well as the aesthetics of your XPC.


The little aluminium breadbins from Shuttle have been around for a couple of years now, and have gained quite a reputation. They have many clever design features, enabling them to cram a complete PC into such a small space, but of course, nothing is perfect. There is always room for a bit of modding.


My victim is one of the earlier models, the FS40, which is an AMD socket A platform ubfortunately crippled by the lack of an AGP slot. All the Shuttles cool the CPU with a set of heatpipes which lead to a small radiator mounted to the back of the case. Despite the active fan speed control features of the BIOS, this solution seems to be rather inadequate, leading to CPU temperatures typically in the high 50s and low 60s


- More On Prescott


Following on from yesterday's array of reviews and articles on Intel's Prescott line of processors, several more have hit the scene for your reading pleasure.


Aces Hardware
Trusted Reviews
Hardware Analysis
ComputerBase Translated


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Digital Photography. Prospects @ Digit-Life
- Digest 2003: Printers @ Digit-Life
- Shuttle XPC SB75G2 SFF System @ Bjorn3D
- Crucial Gizmo! 256MB USB Flash Drive @ Viper Lair


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