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    Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoebox

    Hexa-core processing and high-end graphics meet the Shuttle form factor.
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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    Good review. Shame they haven't changed that much, but it still looks very classy.

    Slight editing typo in that you've repeated the phrase about the 5870 on page two.

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    That's joined by a dual-slot Radeon HD 5850 GPU - which, as you can see, fits in quite easily. There's plenty of room to attach the required power cables, but SLI/CrossFire configurations are, of course, restricted to single-slot cards.

    If you're wanting to get the most out of your mini-PC, you'll also find that AMD's quickest single-GPU card - the ATI Radeon HD 5870 - is just about able to slot into place.

    It takes a fair bit of manoeuvring to get it in, but once it's there, you can easily attach the six-pin power connectors.
    The geekbench score is also hard to read on page three - the x-axis labels are overlapping.

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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    Kalniel,

    Thanks. The two pictures show the Radeon HD 5850 first and then the Radeon HD 5870 second. This is why we make mention of the HD 5850 in the first line of the paragraph and the HD 5870 in the second. As you will no doubt know, the latter card is longer.

    We're working on a newer graphing system that will eradicate the overlapping.

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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    They don't call them toaster ovens for nothing. The Radeon HD 5800 cards would run cool if they had adequate ventilation around the fan. They use DHES to exhaust the hotter air outside of the case.

    The pricing has always been the turn off for me with Shuttle XPC cases. I can usually get a very high end motherboard, PSU and amazing ATX mid-tower for the same price. There was just never any incentive and I place my tower underneath my desk anyway.

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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Kalniel,

    Thanks. The two pictures show the Radeon HD 5850 first and then the Radeon HD 5870 second. This is why we make mention of the HD 5850 in the first line of the paragraph and the HD 5870 in the second. As you will no doubt know, the latter card is longer.
    DOh.. I didn't spot the difference

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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Good review. Shame they haven't changed that much, but it still looks very classy.

    Slight editing typo in that you've repeated the phrase about the 5870 on page two.



    The geekbench score is also hard to read on page three - the x-axis labels are overlapping.
    The only changes are those to reduce production costs! The SX58H7 costs around £450 and has been this price for a while. Many long term Shuttle users(like me for example) and have been put off by this so called "new" Shuttle.

    The case is actually made of steel and is almost twice the weight of the older SX58H7.

    This is the previous high end SFF system, the SX58H7:

    http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/reso...s/SX58H7_e.pdf

    This is the replacement,the SX58J3:

    http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/reso...s/SX58J3_e.pdf


    SX58H7 rear panel



    SX58J3 rear panel



    SX58J3 motherboard



    SX58H7 motherboard

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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    Inspired by this article i got an sx58js and put this in the box:

    Shuttle SX58J3 XPC Barebone Personal Computer
    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Super Clocked 768MB
    Intel Core i7-930 Quad Core Processor
    80GB Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" SSD
    6GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit

    When the pc repeatedly crashed I was told that there are not enough watts to support that set-up. By my reckoning this would effect the j3-5800 model too if you upgrade to the gtx480 card as suggested. Am i missing something or do I just need to get a 480 card instead of the 460?

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    Re: Reviews - Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58J3 review - wicked-fast performance in a shoeb

    Do you happen to have the latency timings you (hexus) achieved with the dominator in the sx58j3?

    on 1333 it was able to achieve 9-9-9-24 but on OC1600 only 11-11-11-29 I wonder if it's because of the heat issue or bios?

    I have a similar system:
    SX58j3
    I7 950
    Corsair Dominator (TR3X6G1600C8D) DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24
    HIS ATI 5870
    Velociraptor 300gb sata 3.0

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