If you like your PC hardware to be wrapped in only the glitziest, most showy enclosure that money can buy
, Shuttle's latest XPC isn't exactly numero uno
, but it can certainly hold its own if you aren't willing to spend a fortune. This SFF
chassis is built around Intel's G33 Express chipset, can accommodate up to 4GB of DDR2-800 memory, touts an HDCP-compliant HDMI
port, and also includes a snazzy integrated VFD display on the front for wowing your guests. Additionally, you'll find onboard GMA 3100 graphics, a 7.1 audio chip with Dolby Digital Live! and DTS Connect certifications, gigabit Ethernet, an infrared remote, I.C.E. heatpipe cooling system, and a 250-watt SilentX power supply. Mmm, hot stuff for "just" €328 ($453).