Summary: I had a bad computer breakdown (partly my fault) and this helped me build back to a happy digital state. Nicely constructed and convenient compact size while still easy to work with. Others have commented that it's loud. Doesn't seem that loud to me, and it is white noise. I was able to move over my hard drive, DDR2 RAM, video card, and CPU (AMD Phenom 9550). All components happy and humming along, and therefore so am I.
The fastest and smallest AMD Computer money can buy
gn "gn", Amazon
23 May 2011
Summary: For the past 2 years I had a SA76G2 VERSION ONE. It had an AMD Phenom 1 Quad Core 2.6 ghz processor which uses 95 watt AM2 processor socket with 8 gigs of ram and I ran perfectly. But I wanted more. The only way to use the new AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core Processor 1090T (3.2GHz) AM3 is to buy THE ALMOST IDENTICAL SA76G2-V2 which looks exactly the same and has almost the same name but has the ability to use the faster and newer Phenom 2 AM2+ or AM3 processors.
Summary: I have bought another xpc shuttle 2 years ago that i used for a htpc. But gave my old shuttle to my folks since they needed a general pc. So I decided to purchase another xpc. Seems pretty solid. Only thing I noticed is the lack of ports compared to the older version of this shuttle line. On my older SN68SG2 it had way more stuff on ports than this one. My older shuttle had SPDIF and 7.1 sound card while this one has 5.1.
Summary: I wanted a small form factor system with an AMD processor to install Linux on. Now I have a great system with No WinTel Inside. I installed an AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1 ghz dual core processor, 2 x 2gb Crucial DDR2 PC6400 memory modules for 4gb of RAM and a 60gb OCZ Agility SSD. This system really flies without any Microsoft Bloatware to slow it down. It will be even faster when my new OCZ Vertex 2 SSD comes in the mail.
Summary: This is an excellent computer kit and a very good value. It is well built, all metal and all parts are remarkably accessible in spite of its tiny size. It is easy and fast to built and all usual cables are included. Do not underestimate it because of its size: It could be a powerhouse! I opted for two 3.5" disks (that is the size it takes) of 500 GB each, for 1 TB total -- could have used two 1.5 TB disks for a total of 3 TB!
Summary: An update to the Classic Shuttle. I like this model much better than the newer, fancier models--no doors to open or close, eveything within easy reach. The surroundView technology allows driving one monitor from the internal video board, and a second monitor from a compatible video card in the video slot. It works well, and the drivers are all Windows standards, so installation and upgrade to Windows 7 was no problem.
Excellent Compact Case for AMD AM2(+)/AM3 CPU Line
Paul R. Saxman, Amazon
1 January 2010
Summary: This is a great barebones system; I'd definitely recommend it to anyone that wants a quite, compact system. Not quite for performance enthusiasts, however. Pros: Really cheap for what you get! Excellent upgrade path from AM2 System (CPU & DDR2 memory re-usable) Very well thought out case layout and cooling characteristics Lots of USB and audio connectors Really really compact and quiet (but not silent) Quite decent power (runs Nvidia 8800 GT, 95 Watt CPU, and SB Audigy 2...