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Shuttle SX58J3
6.6 out of 10

Shuttle SX58J3

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Awesome system!!!

James Mark Chan "James Mark Chan", Amazon
16 April 2011
  • 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.
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As advertised

Stephen T., Newegg
30 December 2010
  • 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 ...
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Shuttle i7 Box Build

Charles K., Newegg
12 December 2010
  • 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.
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Bottom line: Best in Class

Toby V., Newegg
29 November 2010
  • Summary: There's not much to it. It holds 1 optical drive, 1 or 2 hard drives, 4 sticks of RAM, and a mid-size dual slot (or 2 single slot) video card. My build: Shuttle SX58J3, Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, i7-920 (but can handle the 980X), 6GB OCZ PC3-12800 (1600, max supported speed), 128GB Kingston 2.5" SSD...
  • Pros: Top-end x58 Shuttle motherboard. Excellent layout, nice construction, quiet and cool. Lower front panel hides MMC/SD/MS card reader, USB, headphone/mic, eSata; optical drive hides behind the automatic flip-out panel. Super easy to put together. Includes eSata power and data cables which attach to...
  • Cons: BIOS is pretty limited but probably ample for an SFF box which many will use for HTPC or LAN parties. There's no reset switch that I can find. Tight for longer video cards or ones with power connections on the side (top when installed?) instead of the end.
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Great Small Computer

MP, Amazon
7 November 2010
  • Summary: I selected this computer as a replacement for a Dell 8100 which's motherboard & CPU died after just three months of use. Though initially somewhat hesitant on Shuttle, decided to give it a try with those good reviews and awesome specs.
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Slick and Compact

Thomas F., Newegg
24 October 2010
  • Summary: New Build Shuttle SX58J3, Win7 Premium (64), I7-950 quad core, 6MB Corsair XMS3 PC3-12800, 120GB OCZ 3.5" AG2 SSD, HSI Silent HD5550 512 GDDR5, Asus BD combo drive.
  • Pros: One of the best Shuttles yet, great layout, Solid Construction, good PSU capacity, easy to assemble and get up and running. BIOS (ver. 102) no brainer on setup, mostly all default. CPU and Case temps well within tolerance despite also handling a passive cooled graphics card.
  • Cons: Be aware there is no reset button, and no PSU power switch, and you will learn not to hit the adjacent power button when you open or close the Optical drive. None of these though are a big deal, and shouldn't eliminate this latest shuttle box from consideration.
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Well Designed Compact Barebone PC

Tomintx "Tom", Amazon
24 October 2010
  • Summary: Not my first Shuttle SFF build. This is a very well designed unit, good layout and reasonable accessibility. 500W PSU is more than adequate, and provides for about every combination of connectors you could want or need including aux power leads for the graphics card if needed.
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Great product!

CSCO_KD, Amazon
21 October 2010
  • Summary: This was my first attempt at building out a bare bones system. In the past, I upgraded memory, swapped out video card etc. So, I thought I would take the plunge. Assembly was a breeze. Just enough room to move around within the chassis. Like others had noted, great step by step instructions.
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Great Box

Ross B., Newegg
17 October 2010
  • Summary: I've been a fan of Shuttle's for a while and they are excellent constructions and stability. I built mine with i7 Hex core Gulftown, 16 Gig RAM G.Skill RAM, WD SSD drive, Nvidia ECS NBGTS250E-1GMU-F GeForce GTS 250 1GB (tight fit but works), Installed Linux Mint 9 and this thing FLYS!
  • Pros: Solid Construction 500W Power Supply Very well laid out Great cooling
  • Cons: Careful when choosing a Video Card, not really a con but you need to be aware that it is tight for upper end video cards.
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I love it!

M. J. Roth "Tool User", Amazon
24 September 2010
  • Summary: This is my second Shuttle. I bought this to build a replacement for a top-of-the line Dell XPS 730 that was so over-engineered it couldn't get out of its own way. This machine, after adding an i7-930 processor, 8GB of ram and the NVIDIA Quadro 580 card, runs rings around a machine that cost 4x as...
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