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Shuttle LGA1155/Intel Z77/500W Mini Gaming PC Barebone SZ77R5 (Black)

3.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
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  • Processor: LGA1155; Supports Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7/i5/i3 Processor; Supports up to 95W TDP
  • Chipset: Intel Z77
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-1333/1600 DIMMs Slots, Dual Channel, Max Capacity up to 32 GB
  • Slots: 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot; 1x PCI-Express x4 Slot; 2x Mini PCI-Express Slots (one long, one short)
  • SATA: 2xSATA2.0 Ports, 2xSATA3.0 Ports
  • ower Supply: 500W 80 Plus Power supply; Input- 100~240V AC
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Shuttle SZ77R5 LGA1155/Intel Z77/500W Mini Gaming PC Barebone (Black)

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
RAM 32 GB DDR3 1333
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand Name Shuttle
Item model number SZ77R5
Operating System No, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux 32/64bit
Item Weight 3.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 13 x 3 x 11 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 13 x 3 x 11 inches
Color Black
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Power Source AC

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3.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #197 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Desktop Barebones
Shipping Weight 11.2 pounds
Date First Available April 25, 2012

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Verified Purchase
I am happy with the purchase.
No issues, no problems, no hack required.
Takes little space, yet powerful and quiet.

Here are the parts:
- Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770
- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
- EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC 1024MB GDDR5 128bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, Mini HDMI, Graphics Card (01G-P4-3652-KR) Graphics Cards 01G-P4-3652-KR
- WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
- Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
All ordered from Amazon.

Two remarks:
(1) Logitech keyboard's receiver when plugged into USB port on backside panel behaved erratically.
Plugged at front panel USB fixed the issue.
(2) I found information about software updates at Shuttle web site somewhat confusing.
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This is not my first shuttle build, and while I like the combination of features, the compact form factor, and the fit and finish of everything in one...I think Shuttle has missed the mark just a bit with the R5 chassis. 99% of the design is great...but seriously...the door and button for the ODD is very third rate. If it were possible to remove the fold down door and just have the ODD there, I wouldn't have deducted a star, as it is, I am stuck with something that I believe a third grader could have done better with.

The ODD screw-up behind me, the rest of the build quality is great. As far as included accessories...I would have preferred that they included right angle SATA cables as opposed to the straight connectors that are included. The only other issue is the USB 3.0 internal connector/header is directly under the drive cage. The header on the MB doesn't have a socket, only bare pins, so the cable flexes and I'm worried the strain of the cable might bend the pins on the MB.

On another thought, it's nice to have the Mini PCI-E and M-SATA sockets, but it would be nice if Shuttle offered a solution for adding WI-FI antennas. They left knockouts in the back of the case for antenna jacks (three of them)...but they don't offer a kit to wire it. According to my measurements, you would need about 12" to 14" of internal cabling so as not to interfere with components and leave just enough slack on the cables (especially if you intend to use a dedicated graphics card). Problem is, try finding headers in that length (most I find on here are 3" to 9" long).
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I've had about 6 Shuttle computers, now. I was using this miniature form long before any of my associates or family knew about them. I like them so much, I even use one at work. But there have been some disturbing results, the last few years.

I've had two previous Shuttles develop motherboard issues, and when my latest one (about 3 years old) started acting whacky, I quickly backed everything up and started troubleshooting. Power Supply and all the different add-ons tested fine. It was yet another bad Shuttle motherboard. That makes 3 out of 6 -- not good news.

So I really hesitated on buying the Z77R5. Only time will tell if I made the right decision, but part of my reason was I needed to get up and running quickly -- and I know my way around the Shuttle design. I did a lot of research and weighed the Pros and Cons -- and here are my observations...

1) The box is not any more-cheaply made than any of the previous Shuttles. They have never been cast iron. The covers have always been adequate -- as is this one. This one has the added benefit of a brushed finish which helps hide fingerprints.

2) I do not like the cable layout and routing schemes on this design. There are none. Everything is just kind of laying there, and you have to find a way to manipulate them to wherever they need to go. Granted, it isn't far to go, but some are tight or barely reach.

3) The Gigabyte 660 GTX Ti Video Card will fit, but the CD/DVD Drive Cage is in the way of the connectors for power. So any cards with top edge-mounted Power Connectors are a problem. If you desire this card, you'll need to look for "90 degree PCI Power Connector Extender" and buy two. Even then, you'll need to be careful on routing them.
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Bought this for the wife to replace her old P4-3G shuttle.
We're both EE's (WD, BRCM) and am pretty familiar with the hardware.
-bought this box partly b/c of the 500W (overkill/margin) PS
-Intel i7-3770S low voltage/power CPU (65W vs 78)
-2X8GB Crucial Ballistix (would only get Crucial, Sammy... we know how they are screened/binned)
-Crucial 120GB mSATA for a copy of Dell OEM Win 7 Pro (loads/runs great)
-Shuttle 802.11N mini PCIe as backup connection
-2XWD Raptors, mirrored, for data storage
OS install was easy. Boots from cold in less than 20sec.
Jealous of wife's new toy, so I'm probably gonna build another for me.
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