I've been doing some research on the Shuttle cubes but there are\nso many versions, I not sure which one would be right for me.\n\nBasically, I need a "workhorse" system. Something that will be\nstable running office apps and a broadband Internet connection\nevery day. I don't need top-of-the-line. Just trying to figure\nout the best price\performance mix.\n\nSome questions:\n\nCan these Shuttle cubes be left running 24/7? I'm concerned about\nheat buildup.\n\nWould the integrated video be good enough to do spreadsheets,\nword processing, web browsers, etc. well enough on its own? I'm\nnot a gamer, but a nice display is easier on the eyes when your\nworking all day. If a separate video card is a better way to go,\nwhat works well in these rigs?\n\nHow's the quality of the on-board sound and LAN?\n\nI read somewhere that the earlier models were rather noisy. Since\nit would be sitting on my desk, is noise still a problem with\nthese units?\n\nTIA for any help on this subject.