Compatible Graphics Cards for the Shuttle SH55J2

December 5, 2010

Interface Chipset vendor Model number
PCI-E AMD ASUS EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5
PCI-E ATI ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A
PCI-E ATI ATI AX4850 DDR3 512MB(Dual Slot)
PCI-E ATI ATI AX4870 DDR5 512MB(Dual Slot)
PCI-E ATI ATi Radeon HD 3850 256MB
PCI-E ATI ATi Radeon HD 3870 512MB
PCI-E ATI Asus EAH3650 HTP 256MB HDCP
PCI-E ATI GIGABYTE GV-R4670D3-512 512MB
PCI-E ATI MSI R4850-T2D512
PCI-E ATI MSI R4850-T2D512 512M (Dual slot)
PCI-E ATI MSI R5770-PM2D1G
PCI-E ATI MSI R5850-PM2D1G-OC
PCI-E ATI Power Color HD5770
PCI-E nVIDIA ASUS EN9800GTX HTDP DDR3 512MB
PCI-E nVIDIA ASUS EN9800GT TOP HTDP 512M  A
PCI-E nVIDIA ASUS EN9800GX2 1GB DDR3 2DI
PCI-E nVIDIA ASUS ENGTX280 HYDP 1G A
PCI-E nVIDIA Asus EN8500GT SILENT HTD 256MB
PCI-E nVIDIA Asus EN8800GTS HTDP 320MB (ROHS)
PCI-E nVIDIA GIGABYTE GTX260 GDDR3 896MB
PCI-E nVIDIA GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI
PCI-E nVIDIA GIGABYTE Geforce 8800GT GV-NX88T512H-B 512MB
PCI-E nVIDIA Leadtek Nvidia GTS 450
PCI-E nVIDIA Leadtek WinFast Geforce 9600GT 512MB
PCI-E nVIDIA Leadtek Winfast PX8800 GTX TDH 768MB GDDR3 (ROHS)
PCI-E nVIDIA MSI N9600GSO-T2D384-OC 384MB
PCI-E nVIDIA Nvidia Geforce GTX 465

MotherBoard’s PCB version:FH55 V1.x

Remarks: If you want to use Intel I5-660 or I5-670 processor, Shuttle suggests you may update to the latest Bios, for improving system stabilty.

Remarks: All the above graphics cards are tested pass with PC61J(300W) or PC63J(500W) power supply, some graphics cards need high power consumption, if you want to use high-end graphics card, please upgrade your power supply to PC63J(500W) Read the rest of this entry »


Shuttle SH55J2 and SX58J3

October 19, 2010

Now that the Shuttle “J” series has been out for awhile, I’d like to clear up some confusion regarding the SH55J2 and SX58J3 models.

Question: Can you put a 6-core processor in the SH55J2?
Answer: A 6-core processor will not work in that model, only the SX58J3 model.
The i7 Extreme 6-core has to run on a pc with the X58 chipset.

Now with that being said, as I said in an earlier post, the new Shuttle “J” series models now have the ability to change the motherboard to any Brand or Model of M-ITX you’d like. So technically, you could put an X58 motherboard in a SH55J2 model case but, you would want to also upgrade the power supply to accommodate the additional power requirements. The i7 970 (6-core) has a max TDP of 130 watts.
The stock motherboard in the SH55J2 uses the H55 chipset with a max TDP of 95 watts.

In this builders opinion, having the ability to use any M-ITX motherboard, is one of the best changes Shuttle has made.

If I can answer any other questions you might have regarding the Shuttle “J” series models, please post them here in the comments section.


Price released for the Shuttle SH55J2

August 20, 2010

The highly anticipated Shuttle SH55J2, the last of the New “J” Series will be released shortly with a price tag of only $234.99.
Considering this SFF will take a Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processor (Socket LGA1156) and up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory. It also has the I.C.E. cooling system to keep all the components running cool and stable.
It’ll make a powerful Home Entertainment PC.


Shuttle SG41J1 has Arrived!

February 11, 2010

Order the SG41J1 now, we were only able to get 12 units out of the first shipment, supplies are limited. They are available on our website for $205.99.


Shuttle J Series

January 23, 2010

The Shuttle J series will be available in February 2010, prices should be posted next week. One of the new features of the “J Series” is the capability to use any Mini-Itx motherboard you like. Install the Zotac GeForce GF9300-I-E motherboard with the GeForce 9300 graphics processor and onboard WiFi. The GF9300-I-E motherboard has the Hybrid SLI for flawless high definition Blu-Ray playback and NVIDIA CUDA technology for accelerated video processing capabilities. This motherboard takes an Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad and up to 8GB of memory. The perfect high performance, small footprint for a home theater PC.


Shuttle SG41J1-Entry level J series

January 7, 2010

The Entry level J series - SG41J1

The Shuttle SG41J1 is housed in the new “J1” chassis, designed for everyday home and office use. It is based on the Intel(R) G41 chipset, capable of processing power up to Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad processor and ready for everyday entertainment with on-board Intel(R) X4500 graphics. It even includes a customizable front, for virtually endless design and decor possibilities for home users and business users alike.


The new “J series” is more flexible

January 7, 2010

Mini-itx Motherboard Support
Shuttle expands the capabilities of its chassis, adding support for Mini-ITX motherboards (170x170mm or 6.7 x 6.7 inches). Now, for the first time, the Shuttle chassis can go beyond the Shuttle motherboard, so you can easily upgrade or downgrade the motherboard to your desire, without any modification to the chassis.

Roomier Interior
Shuttle kept the concept of “future proofing” in mind when it designed the new J Series. The meticulously designed layout features an interior cable management system with pre-installed cables that are routed and tied down at factory to reduce clutter, increase airflow, and ease component installation. With the space-efficient design, the new chassis is as roomy as it gets, maximizing the headroom for enthusiasts and power users to upgrade to the latest graphics cards.

Tool-less drive installation
Shuttle has designed its chassis to make installation as quick and effortless as possible. Not only is the motherboard pre-installed and the cables pre-routed, no tools or brackets are required when installing a hard drive. The tool-less design here means easy access for any future maintenance and upgrades.