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Shuttle SH67H3 review

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Price when reviewed : £229
inc VAT

Expensive, but smart, easy to build and with plenty of room for expansion

Shuttle’s SH67H3 is a Socket LGA1155 barebones, so will accept any of Intel’s latest generation of Sandy Bridge processors. It’s almost exactly the same size and shape as other barebones systems in Shuttle’s XPC range, but packs in a comprehensive specification and room for upgrades.

The SH67H3 is a smart brushed black metal box, with a slightly different design from Shuttle boxes designed for Intel’s previous-generation Core processors such as the SH55J2. There’s no flap covering either the optical drive or the ports at the bottom of the unit, which are now recessed slightly, possibly to make them less vulnerable to spills when the box is sitting on your desk.

Shuttle SH67H3

When building the barebones, we preferred not having a flap over the optical drive – it made fitting a DVD writer much easier. The barebones itself is very easy to build. The heatsink screws in over the processor, and heatpipes connect the chip’s cooling block to a fan on the rear of the case. The optical drive and up to two hard disks screw into a cage which you slide into the top of the chassis, and two SATA cables route around the top of the chassis so are out of the way. There’s only room for these two cables in the dedicated cable tidy channel, though, so if you have three drives you’ll have to make sure the last cable doesn’t block your airflow.

The barebones has two SATA3 and two SATA2 ports and supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10, so if you fit multiple hard disks you’re free to choose between speed, data redundancy or a compromise between the two. You’re also spoilt for choice for fast external storage, with two USB3 ports on the front and the rear – one of the USB2 ports on the front and rear also doubles as an eSATA port. To set up RAID you’ll have to use the old-school BIOS, though – there’s no fancy UEFI-based setup here.

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Price £229
Rating ****
Processor socket LGA1155
Processor support 2nd generation Intel Core i3, i5, i7
Processor heatsink supplied yes
Memory slots 4
Supported memory type DDR3 1366
Memory 16GB
Dual-channel support yes
Form factor custom
Chipset north bridge Intel H67
Chipset south bridge Intel H67
Passively-cooled north bridge yes
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Memory 64MB
Graphics memory type shared


USB2 ports (front/rear) 3/7
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
Legacy ports none
Graphics/video ports DVI, HDMI
Other ports 4x USB3, 2x eSATA

Internal Expansion

Size 208x196x323mm
PCI slots 0
PCI-E x1 slots 1
PCI-E x4 slots 0
PCI-E x16 slots 1
Dual 3D architecture none
IDE ports 0
Serial ATA ports 4
RAID drives 4 (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
Floppy ports 0
3.5in drive bays 2
5.25in drive bays 1
Other bays none


Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support none
Sound Realtek High Definition Audio
Sound outputs 5.1 line out, stereo line out, mic in
Speaker configuration 5.1
Supported memory cards none
Power supply wattage 300W
Cables included 2x SATA, 1x IEC power
Power consumption standby 3W
Power consumption idle 40W
Power consumption active 103W

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