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Shuttle : SZ87R6 XPC

By Andy


Our Product Rating:

Looks Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Performance Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Value Rating
Looks rating of 4 stars

Build Quality Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Features Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Overall Rating:
This product has a Gold Rating at Nismotech with an overall rating of 96% This product has been awarded the Nismotech Value Award


8-channel HD audio
The superior high-definition sound with digital SPDIF output not only gives that perfect cinema feeling at home, it also offers optimal sound quality for your Skype VOIP telephone conferencing. Conveniently located ports ensure ultimate user friendliness.

Dual-slot graphic cards? No problem!
The creative engineers at Shuttle have worked out how to fit large and incredibly powerful dual-slot graphics cards into this compact PC. The special dimensions of the cards and the unusual fan size cause no problems at all in this Mini-PC.

HDMI interface
Goodbye cable spaghetti! Modern flat-screen TVs and large-format TFT screens can be connected to this Mini-PC with just a single thin cable. Often the audio output is also transferred in brilliant quality via the HDMI cable. If your Mini-PC already has a Blu-ray drive, the path to high-definition entertainment is clear.

Intelligent cooling
Shuttle's patented Heatpipe Cooling technology with variable speed control automatically ensures maximum system stability and quiet operation in this aluminium Shuttle Mini-PC. Instead of swirling around the chassis, as is the case with conventional solutions, the warm air is specifically transferred out of the chassis.

Cleverly hidden
In this model the ports and drives are hidden behind moveable panels that offer ideal protection from dust and ensure a clean, harmonious look. Not everyone needs to be able to see just what your Mini-PC can do.

Optimal air flow
Warm air is transported out of the chassis by means of cleverly arranged components, which enables a large number of parts to be cooled simultaneously in the air flow. At no time can heat build up and adversely affect the stability of the system.

Dual network connection
In this model two gigabit network controllers ensure maximum data transmission rates via load balancing and maximum availability via the failover function.

PCI Express technology
A fast X16-PCI-E slot enables the use of modern 3D graphics cards and other expansion cards that have to transfer huge amounts of data at ultra-rapid speeds.

External eSATA port
With this interface external hard drives can reach the same speeds as inbuilt versions. Just give it a try.

For a longer life and more system stability
All the components of the highly integrated mainboard of this PC are fitted with modern solid capacitors, which offer six times the lifespan of normal capacitors.

Crystal-clear audio transmission
SPDIF allows the transmission of audio signals in digital quality. The sound of films, music and games is sent to the terminal via fibre-optic or coax cable without any data loss.

Generous supply of USB ports
You can never have enough of those versatile USB ports. This Shuttle Mini-PC offers 10 ports, with further ports for internal expansions located on the mainboard.

Pre-assembled cabling saves time
The most important power and data cables are already routed and just have to inserted into the relevant components. This saves valuable time when setting up the system.

Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7
This Shuttle Mini-PC is ideally prepared for the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Updating to the new version couldn't be simpler.

Shuttle opts for lightweight aluminium
The use of aluminium in Mini-PCs has significant advantages. Aluminium has an ideal balance between weight and strength, does not rust and is not sensitive to magnetism. Its thermal conductivity is four times higher than steel. All in all, it's a perfect material for Mini-PCs.

Digital monitor output
Large TFT monitors work with extremely high resolutions. Digital technology is essential for displaying video signals in excellent quality and with no loss of performance. This Mini-PC offers a high-quality DVI monitor output.

Intel chipset inside
Play it safe with the reliable chipsets from the world's largest chip manufacturer. Intel chipsets have proven themselves over many years, have been presented with awards by the trade press and offer the best possible degree of compatibility.

The interface for the fastest of memory media
Internal drives to be used inside this Mini-PC can transfer data at a speed of up to 6 Gbit/s. Hard drives thus run significantly faster and brand-new media technologies such as SSDs can use their full potential. Be sure to look for SATA 6 Gbit/s.

The fastest connection to external peripheral devices available to date
The USB 3.0 connectors of this model allow for data transfer of up to 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s). This enables external devices such as USB hard disks to be connected and run at nearly the same speed as their internal siblings. USB 3.0 is downward compatible so that also devices of previous USB generations can be hooked up.



£232.99 - at the time of review on Sunday 11th May 2014
Does not include P&P

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Mega impressed by this unit. Impressive looks with the brushed aluminium front and a great overall design. performed very well during our testing and installation off the components wants to difficult. It can handle a high end CPU and GPU and makes for a great system. This unit has been awarded the great value award because you can install high end components and even replace the mobo if you wish for future proof


Sticking the heatsink and fan back on was a little tricky, a standard sized fan would off been nice to see for those wanting increased performance

Tech Specs

Black aluminium chassis
Front panel - brushed aluminium
Storage bays - 1 x 5.25" (external), 2 x 3.5" (1x internal, 1x external)
With the optional accessory PHD3 two 2.5" drives
can be installed into one 3.5" bay.
Front doors for I/O ports and storage drives
Kensington Security Slot at the back panel (also called K-Slot
or Kensington lock) as a part of an anti-theft system
Dimensions - 33.2 x 21,6 x 19.8 cm (LWH), 14.2 litres
Weight - 3.5 kg net / 5.0 kg gross
Mainboard / Chipset
Shuttle "FH87/FZ87", Shuttle form factor
proprietary design for XPCs SH87R6/SZ87R6
Dimensions - 270 x 195 mm
Chipset/Southbridge: Intel� Z87 (codename - Lynx Point)
Chipset stepping is C2 or higher.
Platform Controller Hub (PCH) as Single-Chip-Solution
Passive chipset cooling with heat sink
The Northbridge is integrated into the processor.
Solid Capacitors for sensitive areas provide excellent
heat resistance for enhanced system durability
AMI BIOS, SPI Interface, 32 MBit Flash-ROM with SPI interface
Supports PnP, ACPI 3.0, Hardware Monitoring
Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) [3]
Supports boot up from external USB flash memory
Power supply
Built in 500 Watt mini switching power supply
AC input voltage - supports 100~240V, 50~60 Hz
80 PLUS Silver [9] compliant: the PSU provides at least
85/89/85% of efficiency at 20/50/100% of load.
Active PFC circuit (Power Factor Correction)
ATX main power connectors - 2x10 and 2x2 pins
Graphics power connector - 6 pins and 8 pins
Other connectors - 4x SATA, 2x Molex, 1x Floppy
Operation System
This system comes without operating system.
It is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 und Linux
Processor support
Socket LGA 1150 (H3) supports the fourth generation of
Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 processors
Maximum supported processor power consumption (TDP) = 95W
Codename "Haswell", 22nm process technology, up to 8 MB of L3 cache
Supports "Haswell Refresh" processors since BIOS SZ87R000.201
Not compatible with older Socket LGA 1155 processors.
Support the unlock-function of Intel K-series processors.
The Processor integrates PCI-Express, memory controller
and the graphics engine on the same die (depends on processor type)
Please refer to the support list for detailed processor support information.
Processor cooling
Shuttle I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine)
Advanced I.C.E. Heat-pipe technology with 4 pipes
Temperature controlled 92 mm fan
SilentX cooling and noise reduction technology with Active Airflow
Memory support
4 x 240 pin slots
Supports DDR3-1333/1600 SDRAM memory (PC3-10600/12800)
Supports 2+2 Dual Channel mode
Supports max. 8 GB per DIMM, maximum total size of 32 GB
Optional: Integrated Graphics [2]
The features of the integrated Intel HD graphics function
depends on the processor type used.
Supports OpenCL 1.2, DirectX 11.1, OpenGL4.1 and DX extensions.
Supports HDMI, max. resolution up to 1920x1200
Supports DVI, max. resolution up to 1920x1200
Supports D-Sub, max. resolution up to 2048x1536
(optional VGA-to-DVI-adapter required)
Supports HDCP function through the DVI and HDMI ports
Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback via DVI and HDMI ports
Supports Dual-Independent-Display via HDMI and DVI-I port [2]
Supports 4 displays in combination with a discrete graphics card [7]
HDMI supports HD-video plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable
PCIe Expansion Slots
1x PCI-Express x16 v3.0 slot (PEG, for graphics cards only)
1x PCI-Express x1 v2.0 slot
This XPC supports dual-slot (double-width) graphics cards -
in this case the second PCI-Express slot will be occupied.
Graphics power connector - 6 pins and 8 pins
Mini PCIe Slots
This XPC features two Mini PCI Express expansion slots:
1) half size, supports PCIe 2.0 and USB 2.0, e.g. for WLAN cards [4]
2) full size, supports PCIe 2.0, SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) and USB 2.0
e.g. for Mini SATA (mSATA) flash memory cards [5]
7.1-channel HD audio
7.1 channel High Definition Audio with Realtek ALC888S codec
Azalia standard support
Analog: line-out (7.1-ch), line-in, microphone, AUX input (onboard)
Digital: optical S/PDIF-out (Digital Audio also via HDMI output)
Dual Gigabit LAN
Dual Realtek RTL 8111E Ethernet network controller
with two RJ45 ports
PCI Express interface
IEEE 802.3u 1000Base-T compliant
Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation
Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
Drive connectors
4x Serial ATA rev. 3.0, max. 6 Gbit/s (onboard)
1x External Serial ATA rev. 2.0, max. 3 Gbit/s (back panel)
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST 12, Raid 0/1/5/10, JBOD)
Supports Smart Response Technology (SRT, "SSD Caching")
Front Panel connectors and buttons
Microphone input
Headphone output (line-out)
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0 (1x Quick charge with up to 2A, see 8)
Power button
Power indicator (LED)
Hard disk drive indicator (LED)
Back Panel connectors
HDMI (supports digital audio) [2]
DVI-I (supports analog VGA with optional adapter) [2]
4x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
2x GigaBit LAN (RJ45)
7.1-ch Audio line-out (2x rear/front, bass/center, surround/back)
Audio Line-in
External Serial ATA (eSATA 3Gb/s)
Digital Audio: optical S/PDIF output
Clear CMOS button
optional: serial port RS-232 (Accessory: H-RS232)
3x perforations for optional WLAN antennas [4]
Other connectors
4x USB 2.0 (two sets with 2x5 pins, one set is occupied)
1x RS232 (2x5 pins) for optional accessory H-RS232
2x fan connectors (4 pins), one connector is occupied
Audio AUX input
Low Pin Count header (LPC, 2x 10 pins, 2 mm pitch size)
Other occupied connectors: S/PDIF, USB 3.0/2.0, audio, power buttons, LEDs
Included Accessories
Multilanguage XPC Installation Guide (EN, DE, FR, ES, JP, KR, SC, TC)
32/64 bit driver disk
2x Serial ATA cables
Power Cord
Heatsink Compound
Protector for CPU socket (do not use, if heat-pipe or fan is mounted)
Optional Accessories
3.5" to 2.5" adapter (PHD3)
Backpanel COM port adapter for the RS232 serial interface (H-RS232)
Wireless LAN 802.11n module with external antennas (WLN-C, see [4])
Environmental Spec
Operating temperature range - 0~35�C
Relative humidity range - 10~90% (non-condensing)
Certifications / Compliance
Safety: ETL, CB, BSMI, T�V
Other: RoHS, ErP 2013 Lot 6, Energy Star 5
This device is classed as a technical information
equipment (ITE) in class B and is intended for use in
living room and office. The CE-mark approves the
conformity by the EU-guidelines - EMV-guideline 89/336/EWG electromagnetic tolerance
- LVD-guideline 73/23/EWG use of electric devices
within certain voltage-limits

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