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Shuttle-xh61.33619471
9.2 out of 10

Shuttle XH61

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Reviews and Problems with Shuttle XH61

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Shuttle (Revised)

EDWARD L., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Summary: In my first review of this I said that the unit shuts down when installing additional peripherals on any of the USB ports. This is no longer the case. It seems that the Shuttle's power draw spikes when installing peripherals and at the time it was connected to a faulty UPS. Apparently the UPS was not providing the extra current needed when the Shuttle's power draw spikes causing it to shut down abruptly.
  • Pros: Small, seemingly powerful. I'm using it as a test bench to practice configuring Server 2012 Hyper-V. I installed 16 GB RAM at full 1600 MHz and a Core i7 3770s. Using two hard drives: 1) Kingston Hyper X SSD 120 GB for OS 2) Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB Hybrid drive for data and VM's.
  • Cons: I wish it could handle more RAM, 16 GB is still not enough. The compartment is cramped when attempting to install memory. So how about 32 GB Shuttle? Also no extra SATA cables with regular connectors. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible they should've placed more of those, only two USB 3.0 ports.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

Matthew K., Newegg
23 June 2014
  • Summary: Specs don't mention it, but it has two front USB ports, a front mic jack, and a front headphone jack (they're hidden inside a panel underneath the power button).
  • Pros: Very easy to put together; comes with clear instruction manual. Perfectly compatible with my old laptop optical drive and harddrive running Linux. Could not have asked for a better office/work computer. Small, quiet, runs cool. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tiny desktop machine.
  • Cons: Have not found anything bad yet. Will it play games? Probably not, but I didn't buy it for gaming purposes.
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Overall 6
6.0

small, silent, but manual and qc is so-so

Cyrille M., Newegg
9 March 2014
  • Summary: I use it as an esxi server, i7-3770s (can't find the i7-3770t anywhere), 16gb of ram, so far run well during my test. I put a intel 7260 wifi card in it, I have to look at how to drill the antenna hole. I would love the same box without the serial port (free some space, put an esatat port instead ...).
  • Pros: small, silent, relatively easy to install
  • Cons: the quick install guide and the pdf manual is very basic and limited. After installing everything and make it run for one hour or so case open, I close everything , that's when I heard a 'bling, bling' noise in it. one of the mother board screw was moving free inside, I was lucky it didn't fault anything. I had to open it, put back the screw in it's socket and close it again. I didn't touch the mother board screw, it was already loose in the case when I received it, q...
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Overall 8
8.0

Loose Screws

Daniel H., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: If that screw hadn't made a noise, the screw under the mobo would have eventually shorted something out and I would have had to RMA it.
  • Pros: Easy Assembly. Well thought out. The correct connectors for slim cd is already part of the unit, no need to purchase an adapter.
  • Cons: QC on them isn't what is should be. Built 5 of these, without incident, on the 6th when I went to turn it on I heard a snap. Was a screw in the fan blade. Odd, I hadn't lost a screw. Then I began to build the 7th and heard a screw rolling around when I tipped it. Sure enough there was a screw missing from the motherboard mounts. Front motherboard mount screw that was there was loose. I went back and check the last one I built with screw in fan blade and sure enough th...
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Overall 10
10

love it!

philip g., Newegg
26 November 2013
  • Pros: Love this little system. It's small, well thought out, quiet, cool, and quick. I even fit 2 hard drives in it by attaching a SSD below the CD ROM chassis, plenty of room. This is the easiest small footprint system I've put together, access is really very good.
  • Cons: none so far!
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Overall 2
2.0

power supply TKO after 1 month

Joey L., Newegg
15 November 2013
  • Pros: I liked the form factor and everything (aside the ram) was pretty easy to install. The fat heatsink needed to move because it was hitting the fan.
  • Cons: It worked well for a month, but I suspect the PSU is too weak. After reading reviews here, I bought a CPU thats rated higher than its recommended (3570K) which is yes 77W at its max (over the 65W) but many reported it was fine. I am not sure if the PSU was fried by my CPU at heavy usages (I had been doing lots of video conferencing which did run the CPU high. Anyway it fried after a month (or two days of video conferencing however you look at it. I will be looking to ...
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Overall 10
10

GREAT ITEM!!!

JONATHAN C., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • Summary: This is the best media pc I have ever built. I installed 4Gb of ram, Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz, 120GB SSD, mini PCI-e Intel Wifi Bluetooth combo with a slim Blu-Ray slot loader. This thing boots, loads Windows 7 and is ready to use in 8 seconds or less. The size is great and fits just about anywhere. Someone said they wished they could install a second HDD.
  • Pros: Small, low power usage, fast and HDMI was what I was wanting. Very well built. Low heat. There is only two fans so it is very quiet.
  • Cons: Have to use a CPU/GPU combo processor. Other than that, this thing is great!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Shuttle

EDWARD L., Newegg
30 October 2013
  • Summary: Later I'm gonna continue testing other peripherals such as webcams and see if there's no issue.
  • Pros: Small, seemingly powerful. I'm using it as a test bench to practice configuring Server 2012 Hyper-V. I installed 16 GB RAM at full 1600 MHz and a Core i7 3770s. Using two hard drives: 1) Kingston Hyper X SSD 120 GB for OS 2) Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB Hybrid drive for data and VM's.
  • Cons: Unit shuts off when I plugged in a pair of Cyber Acoustics USB speakers. These speakers work fine on all other PC's and laptops except for Shuttle which after shutting off (like pulling the power cord) would not turn back on again unless I removed the USB speakers. So far other peripherals work flawlessly such as flash drives and external HDD's that are USB powered. Also I wish it could handle more RAM, 16 GB is still not enough. The compartment is cramped when attemp...
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Overall 10
10

works great fast

hasel s., Newegg
25 October 2013
Overall 10
10

good development machine

James W., Newegg
1 October 2013
  • Summary: For what I need it is a great machine. I'm using it for embedded software development. The two COM ports are great to connect to my devices and I use one LAN for regular networking and the second one dedicated for Wireshark. I know I can get USB to RS-232 but this is more convenient. I have not tested this but I like the external power adapter so I can (for some very unique application) run it with an isolated from ground power supply.
  • Pros: small, silent, fast machine I use for embedded systems development in Linux. Has COM ports. No issues with Centos 6.x and Windows8.
  • Cons: I wish I could fit a second 2.5" drive instead of the CD/DVD. I do not use the CD/DVD much, and when I use it a external USB unit will do Ok.
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