Summary: I purchased 6 of these and every single one died between 18 months and 2 years. Very expensive but only carries a 1-year warranty so I'm out $3,500 plus labor to repair theses cubic paper weights.
Summary: Just put togeather this yesterday and very happy with how easy it was to build. Everything worked just out of the box, no need to have to run to fry's to pick up anything. I ordered everything from amazon. Playing SC2 with plenty of detail. Very happy camper.
Summary: I guess it has be to quality control issue with box not properly tested for such static noise, i have tried with windows, linux, just cd, even disconnecting everything just boot with usb and still issue.
Pros: Name, Size, i7, portability. One of the reason i bought it is, a portable power machine for my sound and video project. I head a lot, so decided to go with shuttle. Looks good.
Cons: I am writing this because i had two RMA, still have the same issue with the third machine. 1) 1-RMA-stereo headphone was not working. 2) 2-RMA-both headphone and mic has heavy static electricity. 3) I own it and this one has headphone and mic has heavy static electricity as well. Keeping this bec...
Summary: The stock case may be fine for non gaming applications. My GeForce GTX 560 Ti fans are right up against the side of the case with no holes. I have since drilled more holes in the side to help the video card breathe better.
Pros: Perfect size for my use. No problems installing hardware or software.
Cons: Stock case has little ventilation compared to other Shuttles I have owned. I have had to spend extra time and money on fans, fan controllers and fan screens to get some air through the case. And since it is a Shuttle, there is little extra room for additional fans or controllers. With stock venti...
Summary: I am thinking that Shuttle PC are good for lower end machine. Doesn't make sense a Shuttle PC for 1366
Pros: Very compact, enough room for 2 HDD and an optical drive, built-in media card reader, slick design. Very easy to operate inside, ESATA with power is cool.
Cons: The BIOS really sucks: very few options compared to the standard Award BIOS, very hard to boot from non default media. No reset button. The CPU fan is very loud for a few seconds after power on. It makes me wonder if that is going to be the level of noise when summer comes.
Summary: This is an excellent system for those that know what they want, and cannot buy off the shelf. If you've never built one before there are a couple of excellent youtube videos that take you through the build.
Pros: Built this computer to use as a home lab device. I work with server based software, as such I needed something that was fast, handled virtualization well, could go to 16GB memory and I could install multiple internal drives to gain some speed. Build components: 1 VGA PNYlVCQFX380-PCIE-PB FX380 RT...
Cons: Only con, the internal SATA connections provided power for 3 drives (2 internal disk, 1 DVD). However, even though the case supports 4 internal SATA, there were only 2 signal cables. Why Shuttle couldn't through in a couple of extra $3 cables is beyond me. I'm using the 1TB drive until I can get ...
Summary: Major quality control issue, one from amazon, one from frys and one from newegg of same model all result in some issue or another, from no outputs to usb keeps on disconnecting to faulty power supply.
Summary: Very pleased. Running about 7.1 performance scale. HDD xfer rate is the only hold back. It was about 30 minutes of time and just under $920. Already had a decent graphics card. Solid gaming / LAN party box. Keep the box for transport.
Pros: This Shuttle box was easy to open with 3 thumb screws, heat pipe in pure genius and goes in with 4 screws on the CPU, and 4 on the fan. It took me <5 minutes to install the CPU. Love the new "pinless" cpus (no bent pins). Drive cage was 2 screws to remove and front bezel nicely covers the OD. Fan...
Cons: Minor. Lacked some fine thread screws for OD and HDD. Only thing I required was 8 screws and 2 small wire ties. It is a small box, so if you have big hands, it will take patience or a smaller friend.