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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [04.07.05]
Manufactured by: Shuttle

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The Tray

The 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays are wonderfully handled by a removable drive tray. Using tool-free rails, you simply slide the drives into place, and snap them in. I found the optical drive rails somewhat troublesome however; they kept falling off while I was attempting to isntall the drive.

The Heatsink

As you may have noticed on the previous page, the CPU cooler is shrouded, and fully seperated from the rest of the case. This might be due to its roots - the P series first debuted as a Prescott based system.

Using two smart-controlled fans, the cooler pulls air from one vent in the side of the case, and expels it out the other side. This makes for incredibly quiet operation, considering the high end nature of the components used.

I have to say though, I really didn't appreciate having to use spring-loaded screws to install the heatsink. Some sort of clipping mechanism would have been greatly preferred.

Once your SN25P is fully assembled, it will look something like this:

Well, there'd be a video card in there of course ;)

I have to admit, my jaw hit the floor when I sat back and gazed upon this small form factor system featuring over 1TB of hard drive space. Wow.

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