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    The quality of Shuttle SFF Barebone systems is going downhill!

    Looks like Shuttle is really penny pinching now!

    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

    For the same price the SX58J3 is made from cheaper steel, weighs 6.8KG instead of 3.8KG and has a cheaper looking motherboard.

    SX58J3 motherboard



    SX58H7 motherboard



    The SX58J3 seems to have the build quality of the £100 XFX X58 motherboard you can get from Aria!



    Yet, the SX58J3 is £440 on Ebuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/222817

    I have used Shuttles for years as my primary PCs but it looks like I will be avoiding them for my next PC!
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    Re: The quality of Shuttle SFF Barebone systems is going downhill!

    It looks like the new SX58 H7 Pro has gone back to using an aluminum chassis:

    http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/reso...X58H7Pro_e.pdf

    However,the motherboard seems to lack VRM cooling!

    OTH,pictures of a display model seems to show larger chipset and VRM coolers when compared to the SX58J3:

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...Fsur4AarlOiXDA


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    Re: The quality of Shuttle SFF Barebone systems is going downhill!

    Used to love Shuttles, but the wife's PC started randomly rebooting and it has to be the motherboard. It wasn't that old either, just over a year I think?

    Still have the barebones kicking around, might try and crowbar a mini ITX into it at some point for kicks but she is now happily using a uATX motherboard in a Sugo case I don't see us going back.

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    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
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    Re: The quality of Shuttle SFF Barebone systems is going downhill!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Still have the barebones kicking around, might try and crowbar a mini ITX into it at some point for kicks but she is now happily using a uATX motherboard in a Sugo case I don't see us going back.
    This is what I am trying to do with a spare Shuttle G2 case:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...decisions.html

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...-advice-2.html

    There are some pictures in the second link of my previous effort.


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