Shuttle launches Intel X38-equipped gaming SFF PC
Pair of PCIe 2.0 slots on board
Small form-factor PC specialist Shuttle has rolled out one of its compact boxes, this time equipped with Intel's X38 gamer-oriented chipset to allow it to take a 45nm processor and a pair of graphics cards.
Shuttle's XPC SX38P2: ready for 'Penryn'
The XPC SX38P2 incorporates a 450W power supply unit to keep all the components ticking over, including up to three hard drives. The motherboard will take any Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo desktop processor, and there's room in the barebones unit for up to 8GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory, overclockable to 1066MHz.
There are two PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 slots for two AMD CrossFire-enabled graphics cards, and a Mini PCIe slot for other add-ins. The box has two eSATA ports round the back, along with a total of eight USB 2.0 ports and two Firewire connectors.
Available now, the SX38P2 retails for around €429 ($631/£319) from Shuttle's many suppliers.
Come on, man. It never gets hot enough in the UK to need fans. Especially for Londoners, who have liquid-cooled systems anyway (you can't call that stuff hanging around the buildings "air," you can *see* through air).
I've not had that before.
I've had a few shuttles in the past and never had overheating problems.
My current one plays games really well and is so handy for mobility!
My knees are standing firm
"Why have such a huge tower when you can have this little ferret instead"
Because this little ferret will either
A) over heat like every other shuttle case ever made when fitted with high end gfx cards
B) Scream because so many fans have been fitted to deal with the high end gfx cards.
resulting in shuttle case being used without the lid on. Silly shuttle.
I've gone weak at the knees
This looks awsome!!
Why have such a huge tower when you can have this little ferret instead.
Interesting that they've gone with the AMD Crossfire.
It would be nice if they could also get a Phenom based box out as well, i suppose it may only be a matter of time.