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Shuttle SA76G2
6.1 out of 10

Shuttle SA76G2

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Inexpensive Home Server

Edward K., Newegg
13 June 2012
  • Summary: Good Value for the money, DDR2 down the road may be hard to come by so this review has an expiration.
  • Pros: Easy and intuitive to install components.
  • Cons: Limited expansion. If you want a basic and cheap system then this is it. I wouldn't try to put in a GPU and more powerful CPU. Also DDR2 only support is a little lame but not an issue for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Old but still being used.

Austin B., Newegg
16 May 2012
  • Summary: I have an older version of this model, and it has gone from my LAN party pc, to my sister's homework pc, and finally it resides as my personal FTP / VOIP server. Great for: -Children's bedrooms (Throw Linux on it to keep them from goofing off too much.
  • Pros: -Small -Well built -Cheap
  • Cons: -"Well engineered." (Makes it slightly harder to work on.)
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT

Valeri H., Newegg
27 March 2012
  • Pros: Work quite,did not need cd to add drivers,easy to install,cool,very compact,good looking computer.
  • Cons: Only ddr2 compatible,psu 250w,50 extra will do the change to get more powerful cpu.(see manual-cpu max 95w,but phenom 4-6 cores 105 and higher.)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Michael G., Newegg
16 January 2012
  • Pros: Great piece of hardware for general office & business use. It's small, simple and fast to build. We have 14 Shuttles in our business ranging from very old SK 21G series to the SA 76G2. A few of the 2010 era SA 76's did have issues with failing video and required adding a video card. The past (3) ...
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice barebones system

Paul B., Newegg
5 September 2011
  • Summary: I took away 1 star for no DDR3 memory support. I did swap out the 250w power supply for a quieter 300w one. It wasn't cheap. All in all, this is a great system to tinker with. I use a 90gb OCZ Agility 2 SSD for the boot drive and a 500gb Western Digital AV drive for data.
  • Pros: Case is very easy to work on. I use two 2.5 inch laptop drives with an adapter. There is room for 1 more 3.5 inch drive or another 2.5 inch drive with an adapter. Cooling system works well. Works great with Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other versions of Linux. Onboard video is good.
  • Cons: Only supports DDR2 memory. Sure it supports 8gb, but good luck finding 4gb DDR2 memory modules at a good price. I wish it had faster DDR3 memory instead. You can get 8gb of DDR3 memory for half the price of DDR2 memory. Only 95w TDP max processor. It runs a dual core AMD Phenom II 3.1ghz 80w TDP ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good box, works with Phenom II X4 840

Sebastian O., Newegg
29 March 2011
  • Summary: I am currently running this with 1 stick of 4GB Mushkin DDR2 memory without problems. I wasn't clear which AM3 socket CPUs would be compatible, but apparently most of them will work even if not listed in Shuttle's compatibility list, such as with my Phenom II X4 840.
  • Pros: Great compact design which still allows for a full-sized 5.25" drive bay and full-sized extension cards. Design looks cleaner to me than the boxes which have flaps to cover the optical drive and USB ports. CPU feels barely warm even under stress test, fan is very quiet, works with Phenom II X4 84...
  • Cons: Only uses DDR2 memory instead of the cheaper, faster DDR3. Will freeze with spinning fans and no display output or error message at all if one of the memory sticks is bad.
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Overall 8
8.0

sa76g2 v2

Brian S., Newegg
2 March 2011
  • Pros: I have several of these, they are great small footprint machines.
  • Cons: WILL NOT FIT GFORCE GE 450
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice little system

Woody W., Newegg
20 January 2011
  • Summary: I've built 2 of these. The first one over a year ago and the 2nd one 2 weeks ago with 2 different processors so in that respect it's very flexible. The first unit I built is very quiet. The second one has a very noisy fan but not enough for me to disassemble and send back.
  • Pros: Compact, well built, easy to assemble.
  • Cons: DDR2 memory limitations. No floppy support (yes, I still use them).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good one for HTPC

Ramgopal M., Newegg
6 January 2011
  • Summary: the mobo does not support dual channel DDR3s which are cheaper now. should have 400W power supply to put in a video card.
  • Pros: Very easy to assemble. Option to select from a wide range of AMD processors that can go with the mobo. Good build and arrangement.
  • Cons: none as of now
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Overall 8
8.0

Shuttle SA76G2 V2 Review

Scott P., Newegg
14 December 2010
  • Summary: System build: CPU: AMD 1055, 95 watt, 6 core. RAM: G-skill Model# F2-6400CL5D-8GBPQ. Graphics Card: EVGA GT240 Graphics Card 1gig GRAM PSU: Upgraded to PC60 300watt PSU, >80% efficiency Keyboard: Logictech 5500 Keyboard/mouse combo CDROM: Pioneer Blueray Burner Model# BDR-2205 Operating System:...
  • Pros: Very compact and high quality built system. All cables are long enough for all peripherals. Run very cool and very quiet with my 1055, 95watt 6 core CPU. No secondary fans on MB makes it more reliable and worry free. BIOS setup is a wiz. Works very well with Windows 7 64Bit operating system. Over...
  • Cons: Limited to what type of components and peripherals can be used in system. Ran into problems with system crashing (blue screen of death) and strange problems with Internet Explorer having errors and needing to close for no reason. Also had problem with sleep mode, but who doesn't. Found main probl...
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