Smaller than Flex ATX, yet larger than Mini-ITX, custom mounting holes prevent Shuttle’s motherboards from interchanging with more common standards.
Intel’s X58 chipset provides motherboard model S5165 with two full-bandwidth PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x16 slots. However, space constraints forced Shuttle to place these directly next to each other, so builders must choose between dual mainstream (single-slot) or single high-end (dual-slot) graphics devices.
All six ICH10R-integrated SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports are also retained through three internal ports, two rear-panel ports, and one front-panel port. Shuttle's BIOS supports setting AHCI devices as removable, enabling the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in Windows to empty drive cache prior to removal.
Shuttle XPC SX58H7 (Motherboard: S5165 V1.0)
Intel X58 Express
133.3 MHz Base Clock
Connectors and Interfaces
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (Two with Shared Pathways)
2 x USB 2.0 (2 ports per connector).
1 x Parallel Port
1 x CD-Audio In
1 x Front-Panel Audio
1 x S/PDIF I/O
1 x Ultra ATA (2 drives)
3 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
2 x Fan 4-pin (CPU)
1 x FP Button/LED Connector (standard)
1 x FP Button/LED/USB/SATA Connector (proprietary)
1 x ATX Power (20-pin)
1 x EPS12V Power (8-pin)
1 x eSATA Power
6 x USB 2.0
2 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s
2 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x Digital Audio Out (Optical)
5 x Analog Audio Jack (8-channel out, Line-In)
Mass Storage Controllers
6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
JMIcron JMB368 PCIe
1 x Ultra ATA-133 (2-drives)
2 x RTL8111C PCIe
Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming
ALC888 HD Audio Codec
Eight-Channel (7.1 Surround) Output
Several standard plugs are included, despite the S5165 motherboard’s proprietary design, so it’s possible to test most motherboard features outside of any case. JP1, for example, is a standard FP audio header, which exists in spite of a different multi-function front-panel header at the other end of the board.
The Realtek ALC888 HD Audio codec provides eight-channel output. A CLR_CMOS button behind it is accessible through a pinhole in the back of the case.
Two Realtek RTL8111C controllers use PCIe x1 interfaces to offer bi-directional Gigabit Ethernet.
A JMB368 controller adds Ultra ATA, but this standard is so outdated that we always disable it. Below it, pin block JP5 is a standard front-panel button/LED connector made redundant by the SX58H7’s custom multi-function interface block.