Hackintosh on the SH55J2 successes!!

December 20, 2010

It seems the Hackintosh community has been able to successfully install Snow Leopard on the Shuttle SH55J2 model. The only problems they had was the network and audio drivers, which they found a solution to.
They say, it even boots without iBoot once Multibeast has been installed.

We’re going the check this out and I’ll post our results. I’ll also post the links to the network and audio drivers.

Stay tuned.


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 ‘J’ & ‘H’ Series PC63J 500W Power Supply

October 23, 2010

You can upgrade the standard power supply in the SG41J1 (250w), SH55J2 (300w) and the SH67H3 (300W) models to the 500 watt PC63J PSU.
This gives the option of putting higher end graphics cards in these models without worry of power shortage.

You can use the Shuttle PSU Calculator to determine if a 500W PSU is needed.

You can purchase the PC63J PSU for $99.99 at Cinlor Tech’s PC Shop.


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.


Current update on release dates of new Shuttle models

April 29, 2010

I just received an update from Shuttle that the SX58J3 has a June release and the SH55J2 now won’t be released until July. Not sure whats up with the SH55J2, as this is the 2nd push back of the release date. Hopefully, the SX58J3 will be released on time in June. I’ll keep you all posted.


Update on Availability on the Shuttle SH55J2

March 15, 2010

I just received an update from Shuttle, that the SH55J2 won’t be available until mid May, instead of the end of March like originally planned.