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Old 03-03-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Shuttle Prima XPC SN78SH7 AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 2 x 240Pin GeForce 8 series Black Barebone - Retail

I'm considering buying this barebone kit for my computer that I'll be using in college. Its tiny, which will be handy in the dorms, but I'm concerned about cooling in such a small case. The integrated graphics might work well for light gaming and video editing, but I could always add a graphics card later.

I'm planning to use 4gb of RAM and a 3.0ghz Athlon 64 X2 (5800+). Not planning to overclock with a case this size. Would this be sufficient for light gaming? I'm not a huge gamer, and I don't really care too much about insane graphics.

Any suggestions? I've never used a small case before, so any input or ideas would be helpful.

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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Depends on your definition of light gaming...

According to this:
The integrated 8200 is equivalent to an 8400GS.

And from these benchmarks:
It looks like it could handle any Source engine games pretty well (Counter-Strike: Source, Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, etc) at medium settings.

Cooling should be fine.

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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I think you can put something better together.
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