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Shuttle XPC Barebone SH87R6 Media Player Review


Shuttle XPC Barebone SH87R6 Media Player Review

Shuttle systems are generally known for their compact dimensions, sleek design, and high reliability. Today, we will take a detailed look at the SH87R6 unit using their new R6 chassis. It is equipped with the latest Intel H87 express chipset, which means that you can pick one of the latest fourth-generation i3/i5/i7 Haswell CPUs and utilize their upgraded HD Graphics core, or use the PCI-Ex16 slot the SH87R6 has by installing a full-length VGA. This barebone’s PSU may have problems powering a high-end Haswell CPU and power-hungry VGA in tandem since its capacity is only 300 W, but Shuttle does provide the option to upgrade to a stronger 500 W PSU. The latter, however, doesn’t come cheap as its price exceeds 100 euros in the EU. That said, this PSU will easily handle a mid-range VGA along with a mid-range Haswell CPU… at techPowerUp!


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