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Shuttle SB86i

Shuttle SB86i
alaScore 75

13 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Shuttle SB86i. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle SB86i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Ryszard Sommefeldt (

Shuttle XPC SB86i


I think it's fair to say that I had a go at the BTX form factor back in March, when I was asked to evaluate the Intel press kit for BTX. Comprising an AOpen chassis, picoBTX LGA775 mainboard and a BTX Type 1 Stacked Fin Thermal Module, I was drawn to...

When the SB86i was announced, I had the thought that if anyone has the expertise to do BTX right in a small form factor system, which is the one of the reasons BTX was created, that Shuttle do. Masters of the diminuitive PC, Shuttle rarely put a foot...

May, 2005

Expert review by (the tech report)

XPC SB86i mini-barebones system

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Geoff Gasior (

Shuttle's XPC SB86i mini-barebones system


SHUTTLE HAS PUSHED the limits of small form factor design more than any...

Shuttle's new i-Series chassis is full of good ideas, including dampened hard drive trays, adjustable LEDs, clean cable routing, and BTX compatibility. BTX has caught a lot of flak from the enthusiast community, perhaps because it's incompatible with...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (

Almost worked. ;)


This was suppose to be an xmas gift for my son. I RMA'd it but Newegg misplaced it. I called them 5 days later (Dec 26th) and they finally found it, but then they realized that it was out of stock and they refunded my money. Time to look for a new...

Looks good with home theater system. Nice features

Onboard sound produced pops and crackling when playing audio. Tried 2 separate sound cards and same thing happened. Shuttle told me to return it due to it being defective

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

It works


There are 2 channels on the IDE ribbon so you really dont need to buy a SATA drive if you dont need to. Also when doing a fresh install of XP make sure to remove the usb header to the card reader as it may make your primary drive F or some other letter...

Everything works. Takes apart easy. Pretty low on the noise

The white front looks so cheap. The pictures make it look very crisp and clean. But when you get it it looks like tupperware ; Oh wells... it works

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (



bios is very complete and lets u control eveerything from the speed of the fans to how much light the front gives off. recommeneded. i was able to fit a an xfx 6600 without any ind of space issues, also happuage on the pci slot.

I built this shuttle almost 6 months ago so this is an honest review. This is my first shuttle (I build at least 3 pc'cs/year) and I can recommennd it. Not a single problem. It is used everyday as a mce05 pvr, works very well

only thing i didnt like is that the onboard video wasnt able to handle tv. my gf doesn't like to leave it on overnigth cause she says the psu fan is a little loud, but i guarantee u its not bad at all. I sleep with a much louder pc on, this is quiet

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Works great!


No issues with this system, been using it every day for just over 6 months - I guess some folks just had bad luck with theirs ; Running with 3.0GhzEMT64/1Gb RAM/Seagate 250GbSATA - been my crash and burn system - it's run RHEL, Win2k3-64Bit, XP Pro...

Non for me, in fact I'm just going to order another

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (



Overall great product, its fast and affordable. plus its only a matter of time before they fix the usb issue.

Easy to assemble and very stylish. Great audio sound and has plenty of room to navigate wires and add on cards

Loud, it locks up when you boot up with something plugged into the side usb ports

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (



this is a great shuttle with its btx technology it runs very cool. the motherboard graphics are a plus if you dont do any heavey gaming- the stealth door was a pain to line up with my dvd burner and i had to take the facet off of my burner so that it...

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

This small form factor computer puts cutting-edge performance with silent operation affordably within your reach - in half the space. With highly evolved engineering and design strategies for thermal dissipation, noise minimization, portability and stability, this excellent XPC is one deep cut above. Power your digital workflow, home media center or games with this high-performance, super-stable Shuttle XPC. And, because the XPC is fully customizable, you can pick the processor, memory, storage and expansion options that fit your needs. Built-in FireWire 400, USB 2.0 8-in-1 card reader and 8-channel digital audio ports make it easy to get media - video, photographs, music-in and out of this lighting fast computer. Then share it all with friends and family using the excellent integrated networking features - the XPC by Shuttle.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Shuttle Computer Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shuttle SB/Shuttle XPC


Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express/Intel 915PL Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None


Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/No graphics