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This is about as dense as you can achieve in terms of performance per cubic meter

Sorry if i did this wrong as this is my first time posting in the news section... Please Don't shoot the messenger. I just saw something cool and news worthy since its not yet on the Shuttle Website.
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Oh Linus...
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I like the approach with the CPU cooling, but I'd be skeptical if the heat can actually transfer through the pipes all the way up.

But damn if i didn't already have a system, i would consider this. However i would try to replace the PSU just to be safe.
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Linus is so adorable.
    
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Interesting! I too am intrigued by the CPU cooling design...hmm. Would like to see some solid numbers / reviews on it to see how it performs.
I've had a Shuttle case & PSU before, 'tis still chugging along after 6 years & doin' fine.
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I like the approach with the CPU cooling, but I'd be skeptical if the heat can actually transfer through the pipes all the way up.
But damn if i didn't already have a system, i would consider this. However i would try to replace the PSU just to be safe.

shuttle couldn't sell the unit if the heatpipes couldn't work tongue.gif

but if they're going to go to that much trouble to design a purpose built heatpipe system, I'd have rather had them somehow work in a close loop water cooler instead. As it is now I imagine that cooler would only be good enough for a stock 6 core with maybe only the slightest of overclocking

also, the PSU is going to be fine

500W Bronze is more than enough, you're cooling limited on the CPU to need more, and there's no video card you could cram in there that would tip the power scales without also tipping the thermal scales. A dual high end GPU card like the GTX590 or 6990 could certainly do it, but you wouldn't to cram that much heat into such a small space to begin with anyway. At the end of the day a 3930K + 7970 would run just fine on a 500W Bronze unit, easily. Again, you're not going to be overclocking much because you simply won't have the cooling to be able to overclock to levels that would require more than 500W.

That being said, it would be nice if they included at least a 600W Bronze unit like Silverstone does on their higher end SG units like the SG07 and 08 as it would give any kooks out there crazy enough to wing it the ability to push such a system to the max

Also, these SFF designs really need to drop support for ROM drives altogether. This unit looks entirely too large and appears to be mostly because Shuttle decided to add in a plethora of expansion bays - ie looks like they included room for a full 5.25" drive as well as at least 2 x 3.5" drives. Right now I think the SG07 and 08 are about as perfect as you can get with forcing at least a slim ROM drive (although none would be be better) and emphasizing space for the 2.5" drives now that SSDs are really starting to take over.
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post #7 of 22
They really need to change up the design. Its been the same for years now. They should also see if Asetek would let them bundle in a 545LC for better cooling. Still love Shuttle though and always want their new stuff.
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Is there anypossible way to watercool two graphics cards that close together??? AKA GTX 460 or something?
     
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I'm dissapointed Linus didn't say anything about the kind of foam that was used for packaging biggrin.gif
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Linus is so adorable.

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