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Trilobyte
11-07-03, 11:42 PM
Lets break down a long story:

1) Bought a Shuttle SN45G with a ATI All in Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro
for the US Navy Corp based in Bethesda, MA. Needed it for going oversees...a bit of game playin and some medical training.

2) When assembling said system, ATI refuses to boot due to power issues in PSU of Shuttle. When asked for help, both pointed at each other.

3) Had to RMA Shuttle Box in hopes of getting another box that did work.

4) Kept ATI card, installed 3.8 drivers, monitor would not turn on.
(Contrary to stupid rumours, it didn't BLOW up, it just wouldn't turn with an ATI card. Worked JUST FINE with a Nvidia card.)

5) Realized the only way to make it work would be to format PC and reinstall xp.

F** u ATI.

SO, now I need the help of the NV community.

The boys in the Navy desperately need a PC that can support TV In to watch med training TV in their barracks.

Need a NVIDIA based card that can play games decently AND has good
TV IN and OUT. In other words, an AIT All In Wonder card from NVIDIA.

Can anyone help?

PS> Please forgive me. I did not see the error of my ways. I should've stayed loyal to Nvidia.

The Baron
11-07-03, 11:58 PM
http://www.ivmm.com/inno3d/personal_cinema_fx/fx_5600.html

That's the closest you're going to get. And it's not even a 5600 Ultra. It's not going to play games that well.

Personally, I would go with an AIW 9600 Pro because no external power (a Molex) is required and it has better 3D power than the 5600.

ChrisRay
11-08-03, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by The Baron
http://www.ivmm.com/inno3d/personal_cinema_fx/fx_5600.html

That's the closest you're going to get. And it's not even a 5600 Ultra. It's not going to play games that well.

Personally, I would go with an AIW 9600 Pro because no external power (a Molex) is required and it has better 3D power than the 5600.


Actually Baron... Inno3d now has a 5900 AIW type Nvidia card..

Check this out.


http://www.ivmm.com/press/press_personal_cinema_5900.html

windwaver
11-08-03, 07:43 AM
Either pick up a cheap 5800 or wait for the 5700U.

The Baron
11-08-03, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by ChrisRay
Actually Baron... Inno3d now has a 5900 AIW type Nvidia card..

Check this out.


http://www.ivmm.com/press/press_personal_cinema_5900.html
Well, if he's having power problems with a 9800 AIW, I'm pretty sure he'll have power problems with a 5900 w/ TV tuner.

I dunno. Glad SOMEBODY'S finally making higher-end cards with Personal Cinema, though.

Sazar
11-08-03, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by The Baron
http://www.ivmm.com/inno3d/personal_cinema_fx/fx_5600.html

That's the closest you're going to get. And it's not even a 5600 Ultra. It's not going to play games that well.

Personally, I would go with an AIW 9600 Pro because no external power (a Molex) is required and it has better 3D power than the 5600.

that would be my recommendation too... its a nice small card with a nice small FF and low power consumption...

pretty much all other cards from ati and nvidia require external power beyond that which the agp slot offers therefore if the issue you were having was the shuttle's inability to power all your components incl the AIW r350.. you will be best off getting something that consumes less power...

otherwise since it is a problem with your psu and shuttle... you can see if their new 220W psu for their anniversary edition can be bought separately and installed in your case.. if so you can just go ahead and swap your 200W psu for a 220W psu... frm the reviews I have read this is sufficient to power a 3.2c/aiw 9800pro an hdd and 512mb memory and an atapi....

euan
11-08-03, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by Trilobyte

The boys in the Navy desperately need a PC that can support TV In to watch med training TV in their barracks.

Um, Yeah, uh huh.... :angel2: