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Shuttle's New Flagship SX58H7 HTPC

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 5 comments

Looking to downsize your rather large and mundane tower case that currently hosts your Home Theater PC or semi-extreme gaming rig? Shuttle delivers with its latest Prima flagship model--the SX58H7.

The new Shuttle SX58H7 features Intel's X58 chipset and is capable of running both ATI CrossFire or Nvidia SLI. Some other interesting features of this new mini-beast is that the power supply unit (PSU) has an 80PLUS Bronze certification with high efficiency and 500 watt max output. The included CPU cooler has a vapor chamber base with heat-pipes and allows efficient thermal movement while lowering CPU temperatures by up to 7 degrees Celsius over standard coolers and heat-pipe implementations.

Judging by what the Prima SX58H7 has to offer, you could pack a lot of punch inside of its small walls, effectively making it a prime choice for enthusiast gamers on the go or those that wish have a home theater PC that is also capable of playing all of today’s latest games. Don't get too excited about going too extreme with your CrossFire or SLI setup though--only single-slot cards will fit in this case.

Technical specifications for the SX58H7:


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    Anonymous , February 18, 2009 1:59 AM
    anything on pricing?
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    Anonymous , April 3, 2009 3:26 PM
    Listed as $599 on shuttle's site... which is a freaking steal for a case, psu, and x58 mobo.

    http://us.shuttle.com/barebone/Models/SX58H7.html
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    bigpig , April 17, 2009 5:13 PM
    Shuttle should *know* that many customers are attracted to the XPC form
    factor because they're building a home theater PC, so why isn't there a
    1394 Firewire port on the SX58H7 ? I know Firewire is losing popularity,
    but MANY pieces of existing video gear use it as their primary connector.
    Sorry Shuttle.... no built-in Firewire, no deal.
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    Anonymous , April 18, 2009 3:19 AM
    That is why they have expansion slots. So you can add what you need. I have no need for firewire.
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    ezzy , April 25, 2009 3:36 PM
    Currently looking to purchase one, but there just might be one slight problem. Apparently the ATI 4870 is officially supported by their 500W PSU, but according to some sources from vgaforums.com, these cards are recommended for use with PSU's that can do 30A on 12v Rails (gfx power), otherwise problems can arise, including damage to the card. This is no conclusive evidence, neither can I confirm or deny, but users have reported problems with PSU's that claim up to 20A on 12v rails. So perhaps a further test or review from Toms would help resolve this question, but can't expect them to do everything.