We have a winner!

November 10, 2013

Congratulations Ryan Birk!!

Ryan is the first to submit information successfully installing ESXi 5.5 on the Shuttle SZ87R6.

For all the VMware students and experts, that are thinking of using small form factor whiteboxes for their home labs, the Shuttle SZ87R6 system is the newest technology.  The SZ87R6 supports Intel’s Haswell processors, 32GB Ram, up to 4 x 2.5″ HDD/SSD drives (with adapter) plus an MSATA SSD.  Also, sports Dual Gigabyte Lan and a 80Plus Bronze 500W power supply.

Here is the link to Ryan’s Shuttle SZ87R6 ESXi 5.5 build and instructions to create your own home labs.  He also provides the drivers for the NICs which were removed in the 5.5 version.



Shuttle SZ87R6 Available to order

November 5, 2013

We are taking orders for the newest Shuttle SZ87R6 Haswell barebones, with a ship date of 11/7/13.

Don’t forget about our give away for the first person to submit a write up to post on our blog, share your experience with building and installing ESXi 5.x on the SZ87R6.  You could win a Crucial M4 SATA 6 256GB SSD.  Email your write up to info@pcallinone.com.


Shuttle SZ87R6 ETA – 11/1/13 update

November 1, 2013

I confirmed with Shuttle this week that the SZ87R6 still has an ETA of 11/7/13.

We’re all very excited here, only 6 days left for the big day.  I want to hear from anyone that’s planning on using their SZ87R6 for a white box VMware home lab.  Tell us how the install went and if the SZ87R6 performs well as a VMware box.  I’ll post your write up on the blog, to share your experience with others.

The first person that sends us a write up of their build and install of ESXi 5 that we can post, will receive a gift of a Crucial M4 SATA 6 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive.

You can email your write up to info@pcallinone.com.

Update on arrival of Shuttle SZ87R6

October 9, 2013

I just received an update from Shuttle USA, that the ETA for the SZ87R6 was extended to 11/7/13, instead of the original ETA of 10/21/13.

If anyone is interested in the SH87R6, there is still plenty of stock.

Also, wanted to let you know that both of these models are compatible with the newer DDR3L (1.35v) memory that Crucial and some other manufacturers have recently come out with.

Shuttle SH87R6 Build

September 14, 2013

We just completed our first SH87R6 build for a customer.

Shuttle has changed up the SATA cables, sending shorter cables.  There are no more cables wrapped on the top rail.  I actually like it better with the shorter cables, no problems reaching the devices.

Here are the specs we used for this build:

Intel Core i7-4770 processor
Crucial Ballistic Sport low-profile DDR3 1600 16 GB memory  (2x8GB)
MSI R7790-1GD5/OC Radeon HD Graphics card
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SATA III SSD (boot drive)
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB SATA III 7200 64MB cache HDD (storage drive)
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

The only minor problem we had was the Graphics card plug, the hard drive rack sits on top of the plug.  Had to remove the tie wrap on the end by the plug to push the wires down enough for the rack to fit properly.  Next time, will recommend a graphics card a little shorter in height.  The MSI HD 7790 was 125mm in height.
Otherwise, it was an easy build, good air flow and very fast.

Recommended graphics card dimensions:  L-10.74″ (273) x H-3.85″ (98) x D-1.65″ (42) updated on Shuttle’s website.

Update on the SZ87R6 inventory – Sold Out

September 10, 2013

The Early Release supply has sold out.

The next shipment has an ETA of 10/21/13 11/7/2013.

9/16 – Inventory update

The Z87’s aren’t selling as quickly as I thought they would, we still
have some in stock as of today.

9/12 – Inventory update

We shipped out more Z87’s today, we only have a few left.
Still not sure what the ETA is for the next shipment, but will advise when
we get the info.

9/11 – Inventory update

Surprisingly, we only shipped 2 – Z87’s yesterday, so we still have 5 in stock.

I’m still waiting on an ETA from Shuttle on the replenishment arrival.

After the sales we’ve already made this morning (9/10), we only have 7 left in stock.

I will keep you updated on our stock availability as we go through out the day.

I will also let you know what the ETA is when new stock will be available.

Shuttle SZ87R6 Early release with a limited supply

September 9, 2013

The Shuttle SZ87R6 has been released early, but with a limited supply.

You can purchase it from our website while supplies last.

Shuttle SH87R6 Graphics card compatibility list

September 2, 2013

Graphics Cards that have been tested by Shuttle

Use the Power Supply Calculator to determine if you need to upgrade the Power Supply for your build to the PC63J 500W.

Recommended graphics card dimensions:  L-10.74″ (273) x H-3.85″ (98) x D-1.65″ (42)


Chipset vendor

Model number



AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB



ASUS HD7970-3GD5



Asus EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5



MSI R6790 2PM2D1GD5






MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC









EVGA GTX770 2GB 02G-P4-2774-KR



MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC




Update on the Shuttle Haswell systems

August 31, 2013

First off, the Shuttle XQ87, Shuttle has decided not to make the XQ87 model.  I wasn’t told why they are not going to
make this model.  I’ll see if they have something else in mind for the Mini-PC series.

The SH87R6 model is available now at a price of $249.99 US dollars.

The release date on the SZ87R6 will be sometime in October for $339.99.

We have also partnered with GlobalShopex for shipping Internationally to 150 countries from our website.

Shuttle’s new Haswell systems

July 14, 2013

Shuttle is coming out with 3 new Intel Haswell systems, 1 – Mini-PC and 2 – Cubes.

Here are the Specs on the 3 new systems:

Mini-PC- 1.3 Liter

Shuttle XQ87

Intel Q87 platform
LGA 1150 Haswell 65W CPU
16GB Max DDR3 Memory
2.5″ HDD / Slim ODD bay
Intel VPRO/AMT Technology
Video output – HDMI & DVI-I
2-USB 2.0, 4-USB 3.0 ports
Dual GB Lan
HD Audio
VESA mount, Kensington lock support
90W power adapter


Shuttle SH87R6 – Now Available for $249.99

Intel H87 platform
LGA 1150 Haswell 95W CPU
32GB Max DDR3 Memory (4-DIMMS)
Intel Turbo Memory supported
Video output – HDMI & DVI-I
Power eSATA
1 – PCI-E x16 (Gen 2.0)
1 – PCI-E x4 (Gen 2.0)
SATA 6G Support
4 – USB 3.0 Ports , 2 x Front, 2 Rear
Mobile Device Fast Charge Feature
7.1 ch HD audio
Integrated ICE Heat-pipe
300W 80 Plus Power Supply

Shuttle SZ87R6

Intel Z87
95W Intel LGA1150 CPU
32GB Max DDR3 Memory (4-DIMMS)
Intel Turbo Memory supported
Dual Display – HDMI and DVI –I
4 – USB 3.0, 2 x Front, 2 x Rear
1 – PCI-E x16 (Gen 2.0)
1 – PCI-E x4 (Gen 2.0)
Mobile Device Fast Charge Feature
1 – MSATA PCI-E x16 (Gen 2.0)
1 – MSATA PCI-E x4 (Gen 2.0)
Integrated ICE Heat-pipe
7.1 ch HD Audio
500W 80 Plus Power Supply

None of these are available as of today, but stay tuned I will let you know when the release dates are.