Shuttle SH370R8 Barebones PC Review
Peter Donnell / 6 months ago
We love a good barebones system here at eTeknix. The latest from Shuttle, the SH370R8, is packing a lot of impressive features that make it appealing to those who want a quick-to-deploy high-performance PC. Just drop in a CPU, RAM, and storage, and you’re ready to rock.
This one is pretty high-end too, with support for Intel LGA 1151v2 processors. This includes the latest 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake 14nm processors, with a max TDP of 95W. However, that does not include K series processors. Albeit, they’ll work, but they won’t overclock. Mostly due to the limitations of the integrated cooling solution.
What you get, is a slick aluminium chassis, a built-in 500-watt mini switching PSU rated at 80 Plus Silver, a proprietary FH370V2 H370 motherboard, and built-in Shuttle I.C.E. 82mm SilentX cooling solution. Not unlike the XPC SZ170R8 we reviewed a few years back, but much more up to date!
- Space for 4 hard disks
- Rapid system and program start-up thanks to NVMe support
- Suitable for three-monitor operation
- HDMI 2.0
- High-resolution DisplayPort
- Dual-slot graphics cards? No problem!
- Intelligent cooling
- Optimal air flow
- Dual network connection
- PCI Express technology
- Generous supply of USB ports
- 8-channel HD audio
For in-depth specifications, please visit the official product page here.
What Shuttle Had to Say
“The Shuttle XPC cube Barebone SH370R8 is able to accommodate up to four 3.5 inch hard drives for enormous storage capacity – ideal for both home and commercial applications. However, this barebones platform is way more than just about storage – the SH370R8 has enough grunt under its aluminium bonnet to be a high-end gaming PC or a workstation for intensive graphics or even video applications. Its black-brushed aluminium case shows how discreet and stylish a powerful PC can look.” – Shuttle