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Shuttle K48
5.5 out of 10

Shuttle K48

Shuttle K48 The Shuttle K48 is a form factor unit that Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

It works

Tim T., Newegg
28 July 2009
  • Summary: Oh Well, I was warned.
  • Pros: It works, didn't burn up after I got it all put together. I like the one piece case cover. Easy access to the guts without twiting fingers all out of shape.
  • Cons: The sound part doesn't work. It won't load the drivers. I've tried new drivers from Realtech and from Shuttle. The case was too small for the larger heatsink that I bought. Had to cut out the metal face and part of the plastic face so the hard drive and CD drive would fit with the larger heatsink...
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Overall 6
6.0

One fatal flaw

Robert S., Newegg
22 July 2009
  • Summary: Well I already wrote a recent review, but I'm writing again with an update. After removing a lot of the other noise in the case, I'm left with the same loud PSU fan that everyone else is complaining about. Shuttle offers a replacement external PSU, but it's hard to find and costs $100!
  • Pros: Good size, good price
  • Cons: Load PSU fan
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Overall 8
8.0

Good enough

Robert S., Newegg
21 July 2009
  • Summary: I'm overall pretty satisfied with this Shuttle, but I did notice that you're only given 1 SATA power cable and one IDE power cable, yet you have room for 3 drives. With just a 100w power supply, though, maybe using 3 drives isn't the best idea, anyway. I would have liked to see even 25 more watts.
  • Pros: Convenient form factor, solid bare bones system (so far)
  • Cons: Not enough power cables for the number of drive bays provided, weak power supply (even for a small form factor box)
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed feelings

Silviu D., Newegg
7 July 2009
  • Summary: I wanted to make this as a replacement of other 3 dedicated computers: GoToMyPC, OpenFiler and ClarkConnect. Because of the above limitations I could only do OpenFiler. I am strongly recommending getting the next level, for which you'll have the Ice Genie and extensibility included in price for not...
  • Pros: Nicely looking, easy to work with.
  • Cons: Expensive, only suitable for dedicated applications, no extensibility, max 2GB of memory.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great PC

John G., Newegg
22 June 2009
  • Summary: Installs iPC 10.5.6 in less than 30 minutes. Smokes any macks i've used. Had to use wireless adapter as I couldn't get ethernet drivers to work (windows is fine, don't worry). (Bad grammar on purpose)
  • Pros: Works great, very quiet, fast components! I have XP and OSX on this and both FLY with a 2.5ghz processor and 2GB of ram. This was a budget build for around three-fitty dollarz. I definitely would purchase again for a budget build.
  • Cons: Not enough USB ports, buy a hub. That's the only reason for 4 stars.
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Overall 10
10

Works well

Tony H., Newegg
19 June 2009
  • Summary: It is quite but the fan in the power supply need to be better quality.
  • Pros: I've only had it for a week, but out of the box it works. I was very easy to set up and new windows were loaded with in 30 minutes.
  • Cons: No expansion slot avaliable.
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Overall 10
10

Won over

Neil F., Newegg
9 June 2009
  • Summary: Here's what I built, anyway: 119.99 - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 - Item #: N82E16819115206 41.99 - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB - Item #: N82E16822136075 129.99 - Shuttle K48 Black Barebone - Item #: N82E16856101074 23.99 - LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA GH22NS30 - Item #:...
  • Pros: Easy (mostly) assembly. Booted first try. Very fast with relatively modest components IMO. Made the mother in law happy. This is my second review. My first was somewhat disparaging as I had just disassembled the entire box to get the motherboard out. Why would I do this, you ask? Because a stock ...
  • Cons: Heat sink fitting not trivial Could have used a second SATA cable and an extra SATA power connector. The motherboard has inadequate support beneath the processor and as a result it flexes just enough when you are trying to snap in those weird plastic snap thingies that Intel heat sinks have, that...
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Overall 10
10

funny fan install

jung p., Newegg
9 June 2009
  • Pros: just small portable.
  • Cons: just got today from newegg, there is no ice cooler. normal fan screw dont fit on motherboard. i have other one xpc shuttle, got from auction. no problems. this is really junk. don know how to fix my fan on this system.
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Overall 6
6.0

Motherboad and heat sink suckiness

Neil F., Newegg
2 June 2009
  • Summary: I just started putting this together. If I can get it up and running, I'll come back later with more thoughts.
  • Pros: Waiting until I turn it on to list any.
  • Cons: #%$% stock Intel heat sink won't fall into place on the motherboard no matter what I try. Another reviewer mentioned the need for standouts below the motherboard to brace it against flexing when you are trying to force the heat sink (and I *mean* force!) into place. So true. I eventually gave up ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Recommended

Carlos B., Newegg
29 May 2009
  • Pros: Small Footprint, fairly quiet
  • Cons: We have bought a 3 of these devices over the last 6 months, and all of them have had to go in for repair within 2 months of purchase. I do not recommend them for office computing or any other use where you need to rely on it. Its amazing to me that even though we're using all recommended hardware...
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