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Shuttle SP45H7
5.9 out of 10

Shuttle SP45H7

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Overall 10
10

Love it :D

Wade S., Newegg
2 September 2009
  • Summary: It runs better with the case on than off. I was swapping out drives and the amount of heat was pretty amazing. The temps though seem to go down with the case on. Possibly do to air flow. Im building five more for clients now :D
  • Pros: Fast. Quiet. Intel Yorkfield 4 core, 8gb ram, 500gb hd *2. Just love the thing :D
  • Cons: The tray that holds the cd and hd's. didnt and doesnt fit properly. It causes the cd door to constantly come open if the pc is even slightly nudged. Its a real pain.
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Overall 10
10

High Quality

Troy B., Newegg
2 July 2009
  • Summary: My SD39P2 mobo died after 2 years of 24x7 Folding@Home action with my trusty Q6600, I think the VRM/MOSFET went out. Shuttle wanted $250 to replace mobo so I just bought the SP45H7 for a few dollars more on sale.
  • Pros: I upgraded to this from the P2 chassis (SD39P2) and I like it much better. It is a high quality product. There are a lot of overclocking options and ability to change voltages on CPU, FSB, NB etc. My old high VID B3 Q6600 still bottlenecks the FSB to ~1333 so I am going to upgrade CPU to a Q9650 ...
  • Cons: The ICE heatsink is not flat and should be lapped. I coarse lapped with 320 grit and finished with 600. The power supply is underdesigned, it should be >=400W instead of 300W. My optical drive eject button (very old drive) did not line up with the external eject button control at all, good excuse...
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Overall 8
8.0

Another great Shuttle box

Anonymous, Newegg
3 June 2009
  • Summary: Shuttle SP45H7 - Intel Q9550S - EVGA GTX 275 - Samsung SSD 64GB - G.Skill PC6400 2x2GB - WD Velociraptor 300GB - Samsung external DVD - Thermaltake Power Express 250W 5.25" PSU
  • Pros: You can't beat Shuttle when it comes to mini-PC/SFF. I may have been lucky with Shuttle boxes but they've always worked right out of the box. I like this ICE system much more than the one used in the P2 series. It makes sense to me that the hot air is blown toward the back. I also think that one ...
  • Cons: The one cons with this box is the PSU. It seems that people at Shuttle noticed that video cards are quite big nowadays while they didn't notice that they also need more power. I don't see the point of moving the PCI-E slot away from the edge to allow double slots card to fit in when you put a 300...
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Overall 10
10

Great SFF system

Michael B., Newegg
13 March 2009
  • Summary: I would recommend this this to anyone interested in building a good performing gaming system that fits almost anywhere and does not sound like a jet engine.
  • Pros: This is easier to build than other Shuttle systems I have built in the past. All of the cables are pre-routed, making it easy to install the drives. I was worried that installing my 8800GTS video card would be troublesome, but it popped right into place. This system runs quieter and cooler than m...
  • Cons: Using a double-width video card blocks the only PCI slot, so I was forced to use the onboard audio, which so far has been a solid performer. The front bezel has some plastic areas that seem a little more flimsy than I would like. It is pricer than a comparable full-size system, but hey - you are ...
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Overall 10
10

Works Perfectly

Anonymous, Newegg
16 January 2009
  • Summary: I transferred my hardware (all of it) from a mid-tower chassis into this XPC and it worked perfectly right off the first boot; CPU/GPU/HDD temps are no different in this than they were in my mid-tower (and I used a big Zalman 9700NT cooler in the mid-tower); I initially had concerns about GPU...
  • Pros: Small; quiet; runs cool; H7 chassis is a good evolution from the G5 chassis; has three SATA connectors which allows for utilization of maximimum internal expansion bays; accepts double-wide graphics cards; firewire (it has been disappearing of late and I for one need it to stay); four DIMM slots ...
  • Cons: Would prefer the northbridge chip had a larger passive heatsink rather than the smaller one with the fan; the SATA ports or connectors could be bent or broken by a builder inexperienced with XPC's due to the location of the ports; while it accepts double-wide graphics cards, length could be a pro...
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Overall 10
10

Shuttle wins me again

Steve K., Newegg
2 December 2008
  • Summary: The fan wire next to the rear fan can be troublesome when installing the video card. The PCI slot will obviously be taken up by the later generation video cards. This is my 4th Shuttle system I've configured, 1st Shuttle for myself; I say I'm very pleased with the system.
  • Pros: Setup was easy, quick guide was easy to understand, and had it up and running in a couple of hours (I take my time). The system is fairly quiet. I haven't noticed any hiccups and will be installing the rest of the apps/games tonight. I had no problems installing the 300GB Velociraptor and MSI Rad...
  • Cons: None so far except the top of the front plastic plate can bend down easily if you push down from the top - very flimsy.
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