Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebones 3
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebones
Shuttle XPC 12/11/2013
First off, I have to say ordering from CinlorTech/Pcallinone was a great experience. I knew nothing of this retailer. I found very little info doing a Google search, but took a chance. Their price for this unit is way below retail. Way cheaper then even Newegg, which was surprising to me. Shipping was fast, even considering the holiday season, and order/shipping info was communicated well. So if you can't seem to find any info on this retailer and you find this entry, well I can say I will be using them again and do recommend them. As for the SZ87R6, it is similar to all the 4 other various models of Shuttle barebones pc's I have built. These are great, powerful little boxes. All of my XPC's I have built had the 500 watt powersupply and I never had a lack of power with them. And yes, I am a gamer. Currently, I have GTX 770 graphics card and an I7-4770K Haswell CPU (neither is overclocked). Also inside is 32 gigs of DDR3 1600 RAM (yeah 32 gigs), 250GB Samsung SSD, 2TB Western Digital HD, and an LG Blueray/DVD/CD burner. I have no issues running this setup and have run several OCCT 8 hour torture tests. The proprietary cooling works well and the 500 watt PS handles all the newer games fine (Crysis 3 ie). I build a lot of PC's and one complaint of this one is the BIOS. It is not a UEFI bios. If you haven't used it, it is awesome. It will spoil you. Also, my current GTX 770 really does not fit well. My GTX 760 fits OK after modifying/cutting the DVD/HD cage, as the power cables come off the top of the video card and hit the bottom section of the DVD/HD cage. The only way the GTX 770 card will fit is if you use a slim laptop drive to give room for the 6pin/8pin power connectors and heat pipes that jut up from the top of the card. Still you will have to modify the DVD/HD cage, as it will still be in the way. It would also be nice if the holes on the video card side of the case went up further to match the areas where video card fans are located. Still a great unit!