Thursday, August 17th 2017

Shuttle Announces 3-litre PC with Slot for PCIe x16 Expansion Cards

The first 3-litre PC from Shuttle with a fully-fledged PCI Express x16 3.0 slot virtually spells the end of limitations. This is because almost any expansion card can now be fitted in the Mini-PC, which is only around 7 cm high. Computing power is delivered by new Intel Core processors of the 7th generation and the latest of storage and drive technology.

The XH110G model from the XPC slim category is a compact barebones PC in a 25 x 20 x 7.85 cm (DWH) format. Its mainboard with an Intel H110 chipset can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and Intel processors (LGA1151) with up to 65 W of TDP. Two M.2 slots, one being M.2-2280 and one M.2-2230, may for example accommodate an NVMe SSD and a WLAN module - or also lots of other commercially available M.2 add-on cards.
But the clou about this new XPC is its full-size PCI Express x16 3.0 slot. This is suitable for graphics cards or expansion cards with a x1 x16 connector (e.g. for multi-display graphics, 10 Gbit network, Thunderbolt, sound/video capture card, TV tuner, PCIe SSD and many more) in a single-slot format. To create enough space, the chassis has been modified on different ends, very subtly at first glance. The chassis cover now has ventilation openings and the space for the 2.5 inch hard disk/SSD has been moved to the bottom of the XH110G and can be accessed via a separate hatch.

Directly next to the hard disk/SSD there is a conventional USB port which can be utilised for example for dongles, theft-proof data storage media or add-ons such as wireless modules.

The front and rear side sport the familiar connectors: Audio, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 2x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet.

"Not only PC gamers will be interested in the fact that here it is even possible to combine an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with a Core i7 processor and 32 GB of RAM," says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "The XH110G also makes multi-display scenarios a reality or has the room for just the required expansion for a special project."

To ensure that sufficient power can be supplied even when in top-spec configuration, the XH110G is supplied with a 180 Watt external power supply unit.

An active heatpipe cooling system with two smooth-running 6 cm fans is also present. This principle works both with the machine lying flat or standing upright. For mounting on walls and surfaces, a VESA mount is already included with the device. An appropriate stand is available separately.

Optionally available accessories are a stand (PS01) and a Wi-Fi kit (WLN-M).

The recommended retail price from Shuttle for the XH110G is EUR 231.00 (ex VAT). This model is available from specialist retailers Europe-wide upon publication of this press release.
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6 Comments on Shuttle Announces 3-litre PC with Slot for PCIe x16 Expansion Cards

#1
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
Spaced Out Lunar Tick
Superb, shame they cant squeeze in the PSU as well.
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silentbogo
btarunr said:
This is because almost any expansion card can now be fitted in the Mini-PC, which is only around 7 cm high.
Well, technically that's a bit of marketing lie, because it's only single slot (1.5 at most, if you want to hear fans grinding on the top cover). So, GPU options are a bit limited. :shadedshu:
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Nuckles56
silentbogo said:
Well, technically that's a bit of marketing lie, because it's only single slot (1.5 at most, if you want to hear fans grinding on the top cover). So, GPU options are a bit limited. :shadedshu:
You could go up to a GTX 1070 thanks to the Galax Katana card which is single slot
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silentbogo
Nuckles56 said:
You could go up to a GTX 1070 thanks to the Galax Katana card which is single slot
It's all fun and exciting, but....
It's over the power limit(no PCIe power connectors) + there will be not enough airflow to cool it, and I'm not sure you can buy that card outside of GALAX store (which is out of stock pretty much since release).
Same goes for XFX RX460 single-slot cards, and even GTX1050Ti, which it is marketed to support... Sapphire RX550 will most likely fit, but it's marginally better than GT1030.

It's not a bad chassis, it's just misadvertised as usual. Will be perfect for something like a Photoshop workstation, HTPC, or bare-naked entry level gaming PC (console crotch-puncher, but definitely not killer).:nutkick:
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#5
Tsukiyomi91
Interesting, but lacking of extra room for a proper dual slot ITX sized VGA Card & not enough available power from the PSU means selection is going to be severely limited. Shuttle should made the chassis a little bigger (or thicker??) & use a 450W-500W PSU with 80+ Silver or better efficiency, then they'll attract more customers & builders. Just my 2 cents.
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#6
jabbadap
CAPSLOCKSTUCK said:
Superb, shame they cant squeeze in the PSU as well.
Yeah, those external power bricks are annoying as hell for htpc usage.

So there's maybe one gtx1050ti which you can install on it(single slot inno3d). If not buying some super expensive quadro/radeon pro card that is quite max you can get. That supported graphics card list is quite well why bother even list them...

And looking at that cpu heatsink, I would think twice to put in 65W cpu on it. But maybe I'm too critical about that and it can cope it job just fine(had to see reviews before making proper conclusion about it).

EDIT: after thinking it a bit, 180W power prick aint' that small. Put some 35W T processor on it and modify in one 6-pin pcie connector, it might cope even some undervolted and tdp lowered gtx1060 graphics card. But of course it's the more matter of the 12V DC/DC converter capabilities on the motherboard itself. And I don't think there are currently single slot gtx 1060ies, which could fit in there without serious modding.
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