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Shuttle XPC SG33G50 Intel G33 Express SFF PC Review

Shuttle XPC SG33G50 Intel G33 Express SFF PC Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review, PCSTATS will be testing out Shuttle's glossy-black XPC SG33G50 small formfactor barebones PC. Like all barebones computers, the Shuttle XPC SG33G50 includes the case, motherboard, CPU heatsink and powersupply.
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Filed under: Computer / SFF PCs Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Shuttle Dec 07 2007   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Computer / SFF PCs > Shuttle XPC Shuttle SG33G50

Closer look at the SFF PC

Just above the CPU socket are a set of jumpers, changing them determines whether you're using the onboard GMA3000 Intel videocard, or a stand alone videocard installed into the PCI Express x16 slot.

Note the location of the yellow videocard slot, it's at the edge of the motherboard so you cannot install videocards with dual slot heatsinks. Even if you leave the shell off, the aluminum chassis still gets in the way. Shuttle should reverse the PCI and PCI Express x16 slot locations. That way, you could at least install a dual-slot cooler videocard if you wanted and sacrifice the PCI slot.

Shuttle does an excellent job at routing the cables within the XPC SG33G50 system. It uses a large array of cable clips and zip ties to keep the inside of the case clean and organized. All the data and power cables are in the appropriate space, you do not have to route anything around.

The 250W power supply is about all that is visible from the other side.

Only the custom Shuttle heatsink is compatible with the mounting holes around the Intel LGA775 CPU socket. That shouldn't be a problem since no other heatsink will physically fit with the SFF system, and the unit Shuttle provide is quiet and effective. Installation is easy, just don't forget to plug in the PWM fan cord.

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Contents of Article: Shuttle XPC Shuttle SG33G50
 Pg 1.  Shuttle XPC SG33G50 Intel G33 Express SFF PC Review
 Pg 2.  Bring your own Accessories
 Pg 3.  The External Features
 Pg 4.  Inside the Shuttle XPC SG33G50
 Pg 5.  — Closer look at the SFF PC
 Pg 6.  Shuttle XPC Gallery
 Pg 7.  Overclocking the Shuttle XPC SG33G50 / BIOS
 Pg 8.  Prelude to Benchmarks and Test Specs
 Pg 9.  SFF PC Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview, SiSoft Sandra XIb
 Pg 10.  SFF PC Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 11.  SFF PC Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 12.  It's a nice SFF PC, that much is for sure

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