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Shuttle SZ87R6
9.4 out of 10

Shuttle SZ87R6

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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy. Power supply is bad.

mateusz m., Newegg
19 February 2015
  • Pros: Great size, quite, and sleek.
  • Cons: Power supply is dead after 4 start ups. Had to jimmy rig a new one, because I did not want to deal with RMA's and taking all the components out. Shuttle is unresponsive. I spent an extra $100 dollars for a new power supply. If shuttle reimburses me I might change the one star rating. This item sh...
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Overall 8
8.0

Addendum-bad power supply

Northwest C., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Pros: This is an addendum to my previous review. To review, I was experiencing sudden power shutdowns. HWMonitor was showing unusual voltage readings. The thought was that the 500 watt PS was bad. This was replaced -> still had the problem. Thought was that it was a bad voltage regulator or controller ...
  • Cons: It appears the Shuttle provided WLAN accessory card is not a stable addition for this computer. I thought about a BIOS update to 203 (I have 201), but it really didn't address the issue and I was afraid it would power off in the middle of the flash ! Also the HWMonitor program appears to be readi...
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad power supply

Northwest C., Newegg
29 December 2014
  • Summary: I'm not sure if they burn in their power supplies, but it seems this one fell through the cracks.
  • Pros: Well designed system - I have owned several Shuttle computers in the past - appreciate the non-proprietary motherboard. Love the mSATA SSD. The wireless card had to be shipped from overseas, not USA.
  • Cons: Construction went smoothly and installed Win7 Pro without a hitch. Gave it to my daughter for Christmas, and then it started unexpectedly shutting the power off. I ran HW monitor and discovered the 12 volt rail was only producing 8.9 volts. instead of breaking down the whole computer and sending ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Shutte SZ87R6

Roberto J., Newegg
27 October 2014
  • Pros: Compact PC with most bells & whistles. Almost excellent performance except so and so video. Mine has an Intel i7 and 8 Gb of RAM. Using Windows 10 (test).
  • Cons: Motherboard video is slow.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jared S., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Summary: I have no doubt that I will buy a Shuttle again when the time comes around for my next build. The compact size, overall quality, and amount of power you can pack into these is great.
  • Pros: This is a nice little box that's actually pretty roomy inside, I've never run into any cooling issues and I run it pretty hard, but don't expect some kind of crazy cooling capacity -- CPU and video card idle at about 34C for me. The drivers are fantastic and exactly what they should be, completel...
  • Cons: One thing I ran into, which is my own fault, is my video card's power connector is on the side instead of the end. This led to the hard drive/disk drive cage not fitting due to the added size of that power connector. Video card is an EVGA GeForce 660 SC -- planning on getting a new video card par...
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Overall 10
10

Great Gaming Rig!!!

Nasim N., Newegg
6 February 2014
  • Summary: I am rocking an Core i5 4440, GTX 770 (plays everything on high/Ultra (BF4, Steam Games, Etc). 32GB of Ballistic Crucial RAM, 120gb mSata SSD in the mini PCIe slot. 2TB Storage and Blu-ray Drive. Windows 8.1 Pro. I LOVE THIS THING!!! I recommend you apply Silver Artic or Noctua thermal compound.
  • Pros: Very Fast boot (used mSata SSD with Mini PCIe slot). Heat pipe system works! Great design for SFF case 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • Cons: DO NOT USE STOCK THERMAL PASTE!!! REALLY HORRIBLE... My CPU temps rose to a dangerous 72 C. I cleaned up the thermal paste and apply Noctua Thermal compound. Now when I game, my CPU does not rise above 50c (Heavy gaming). Idle temp is 32 C.
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