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Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review

Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: **UPDATED with EOL REPORT.** Shuttle's latest Small Formfactor PC is its XPC SN27P2 which is based around nVIDIA's nForce 570 Ultra chipset and supports 940-pin socket AM2 processor.
Filed under: Computer / SFF PCs Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Shuttle Jun 06 2006   Max Page  
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Inside the Shuttle XPC SN27P2

To access the inside of the Shuttle XPC SN27P2, you'll first have to remove the outer shell. After that's done, you'll be greeted by the two aluminum hard drive cages. They are aluminum because the rest of the chassis is, not because this will greatly impact HDD temperatures.

There is enough space at either side of the PC to access the memory slots, install a 5.25" device, or swap out a videocard or peripheral device. In a lot of small formfactor computers you practically have to dismantle the entire PC to access these components, so Shuttle gets a good pat of the back for designing this chassis so well.

Continuing on, remove both the 3.5" HDD trays and the bottom cage which supports a 5.25" optical drive and 3.5" FDD will also slide out without much difficulty.

After these three trays have been removed, you have full access to the rest of the various components inside the system XPC SN27P2 from the top. Generally, you only need to do this once, when installing the processor.

At the very front of the Shuttle XPC SN27P2 system is the CPU and heatsink; the system is based on the BTX motherboard design standard which calls for the processor to be situated at the front where air should be coolest.

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Contents of Article: Shuttle XPC SN27P2
 Pg 1.  Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Small Formfactor Socket AM2 Barebones PC Review
 Pg 2.  BYOC - Bring Your Own CPU
 Pg 3.  AM2 Small Formfactor Chassis
 Pg 4.  Expansion Options and Ports
 Pg 5.  — Inside the Shuttle XPC SN27P2
 Pg 6.  AM2 Cooling Inside the XPC SN27P2
 Pg 7.  Hard Drives Inside the XPC SN27P2
 Pg 8.  Shuttle XPC SN27P2 Photo Gallery
 Pg 9.  Cooling in the XPC SN27P2 Photo Gallery
 Pg 10.  Overclocking the Shuttle XPC SN27P2 / BIOS
 Pg 11.  Prelude to Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 14.  3DMark06, FarCry, X3: Reunion
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 16.  Shuttle's First Socket AM2 small formfactor PC

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