This amazing package from Shuttle, the SN61G2 provides the most popular platform on the market. This Barebone supports today's Intel processors and includes the latest integrated nForce2 chipset. Other features included are built-in Ethernet, onboard audio and Integrated GeForce4 MX video. The case of the SN61G2 is Aluminum and, as such, has 30% better heat dispersement and is significantly lighter than a steel case. The SN61G2 can be daisy-chained to other SN61G2 systems to create a super server. It also supports IEEE 1394, and it has two high speed DDR slots for maximum memory upgrading.
Chassis Style: Tower (Mini)
Product Title: Shuttle SpaceWalker XPC SB61G2 Barebone System
Power Score: 5 | 2 Reviews
Processor and System Attributes
System Board Style: ATX
Chassis Style: Tower (Mini)
Chassis Color: White
Number of Externally 5.25 Bays: 1
Number of Externally Accessible 3.5 Bays: 2
Power Supply: 200 W
General Features: Front Earphone Jack, Front Microphone Jack, Front USB Ports
Height: 185 mm
Width: 200 mm
Depth: 300 mm
Weight: 12 lbs
Warranty Information: One year limited warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Product Reviews (2)
I have built 12 Shuttle XPC...
Strengths: Quiet system, small, easy to assemble. 6 USB ports (2 front, 4 back). Stylish, all-aluminum case.
Weakness: Motherboard makes faint noise when mouse is scrolling -- this was fixed in the SB61G2 v3 model, which also has the more powerful 250w P.S. (this is 200w) and Prescott support (stick with Northwood!).
I have built 12 Shuttle XPC systems over the years and each model has seen improvements. The SB61G2 has been revamped with v3; make sure to purchase this model if looking. I'd recommende replacing the 80mm case fan with a quieter unit. Also use better thermal paste for the CPU. And save money by buying OEM CPU, since heatsink/fan is included with system. Install a quiet video card, since fan...
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I have built 12 Shuttle XPC systems over the years and each model has seen improvements. The SB61G2 has been revamped with v3; make sure to purchase this model if looking. I'd recommende replacing the 80mm case fan with a quieter unit. Also use better thermal paste for the CPU. And save money by buying OEM CPU, since heatsink/fan is included with system. Install a quiet video card, since fan noise will be more noticeable. Looks sharp with a silver DVD drive.
Also make sure to download the latest drivers directly from the chipset and audio vendors, as Shuttle does not post updates.
By ryanbrancel - Nov 30, 2004
Shuttle continues to make the best...
Strengths: Thoughtful design and great aesthetics, 8X AGP video port, integrated USB2.0, Firewire 400, six channel audio, native SATA support, quiet power supply.
Weakness: Only one PCI expansion slot.
Shuttle continues to make the best small form factor boxes around. This is my first shuttle box, and I would highly recommend it. The full set of integrated ports points toward a very thoughtful design. Shuttle's attention to detail is evident in the convenient clips to route your cables for optimal air flow. If you're looking for a mini barebone system, look no further.
By eloke - Feb 9, 2004