Well-known mainboard and barebone manufacturer Shuttle has just released a new SFF system that’s able to house Intel’s top-of-the-line processor, the Sandy Bridge-E. The barebone comes with an LGA2011 socket and the necessary four DDR3 DIMM slots.
The name of Shuttle’s new baby is SX79R5, and this makes it clear that we are dealing with a mainboard powered by Intel
’s X79 chipset and that it supports 32 GB of DDR3 RAM.
The cooler responsible for dissipating the heat generated by the CPU is Shuttle’s own efficient Shuttle ICE cooler
The chassis has room for a 5.25” unit and two more 3.5” bays. The power supply unit is rated at 500 watts with an 80 Plus Bronze certification.
The mainboard comes with two full-sized PCI-Express 16x slots and dual-Gigabit LAN adapters.
There are four internal SATA
ports and one eSATA connector on the back, along with several USB 3.0 ports.
Buyers will have a long-lived system, as important upgrades are coming next summer for the LGA2011 platforms, as we reported here
The whole thing is priced at €444, which is about $545 for the American buyers.