Shuttle SN45g Graphics Cards

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#1

I’m just about to build myself a new system built around the Shuttle SN45G and I want to fit a fast graphics card, so is there anyone out there with this system and if so what card have to put inside it.

Thanx for any help given.


#2

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDk5LDM=
They tested it with a Radeon 9700 Pro

Looks like the only issue with the graphics card is the space available - the 4x/8x capability should suit all current AGP cards with any worthwhile performance.

Most notable, from the look of it, you CANNOT fit any card with a double-plate, nor anything with a very deep cooler that would severely foul the adjacent PCI slot on a normal system, as the only thing to that side of it is the case side panel!


#3

Would one of these cards fit inside a shuttle:

NVidia Geforce FX 5900XT 128MB


#4

Can’t be sure, but it looks like a normal depth


#5

Depth is not your problem.

Shuttles have the AGP slot on the outside of the board (closest to the case) and as such do NOT have the room for a double height heatsink on a graphics card.

My SN41G2 (IGP version of the SN45) has to use single hight cards (ones that could have a PCI card in the slot next to the AGP card).

AFAIK, most nVidia gaming cards need to use a double height heatsink, best bet is to ask the supplier if you could fit a card into PCI slot 1 with the card fitted, if they say no then you cant fit it in the SN45.

I went for an All In Wounder 9700pro but I know the 9800pro works & the low profile X800 also works with the newer 250w PSU’s


#6

Thanx for that