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Shuttle SX79R5 barebone

Shuttle SX79R5 barebone
alaScore 84

23 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Shuttle SX79R5 barebone. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price. The design is also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle SX79R5 barebone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Shuttle SX79R5 barebone from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the price and design. The usability and reliability also get good feedback.

reliability, usability, design, price

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shuttle LGA2011/Intel X79/DDR3/SATA3/USB3.0/A/2 GBE 500-Watt Mini PC Barebone System SX79R5Shuttle LGA2011/Intel X79/DDR3/SATA3/USB3.0/A/2 GBE 500-Watt Mini PC Barebone System SX79R5

Mar, 2019

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Shuttle SX79R5


very power full, with 6 core cpu

came with old bios, so would not boot with latest genCPU had to spent £200 on older cpu to boot it then update the bios one unit failed bios update resovled by UK distributer sending me a new bios chip

Feb, 2014

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Shuttle SX79R5


Great feature filled compact design

All 4x that I have Recieved were DOA (won't POST) due to issues with the motherboard

Feb, 2013

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Shuttle products are normally great, but this bare-bones platform is one to stay away from if you want to run linux.

it is small

This machine is used as a linux workstation, bios has been updated, etc. The machine (successfully) reboots only 50% of the time and has to be powercycled more often that you'd expect for a $500 bare-bones machine. Stock Fan is also really loud - I had...

Apr, 2013

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Good Stuff


Great Shuttle ; The Build ; CPU: INTEL|CORE I7 3930K 3.2G 12MB ; MEM: 8G|GSKILL F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL ; DVD BURN: SONY OPTIARC ; SSD: CORSAIR CSSD-F240GBGS-BK ; Hard Drive:2T|SAMSUNG ST2000DL004 ; OS: WIN 7 PRO SP1 32BIT 1PK ; Video card: Q2000 ; One...

None yet

Oct, 2012

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The only issue I had was updating the BIOS which Shuttle gave me some help on, so everything is good to go on my unit.

This makes my 5Th Shuttle PC and I always had good ; luck with these little guys, and this one is no different. Shuttle has packed a lot of processing horse power under a small hood and everything works as advertised on this unit ; With an Intel 3820...

Non really, see other thoughts

Aug, 2012

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Not worth the extra money


Nice refresh on front face

We have ordered and built about 50 total shuttle systems and this new model has massive issues with Power supply and posting ; Even after we had exchanged all the parts and built another Shuttle system with this same model, the system will sometimes...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Realtek ALC888S


Certification:FCC, CE, BSMI, C-Tick, RoHS, ErP Lot 6


Chassis Type:SFF
Colour of product:Black
Cooling type:Active
Housing material:Aluminium
LED indicators:HDD, Power
On/off switch:Y
Product Type:PC barebone

Expansion slots

Mini PCI Express slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:2


Maximum internal memory:32
Memory slots type:DIMM
Number of memory slots:4
Supported memory clock speeds:1066, 1333, 1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Compatible processor series:CORE I7
Motherboard chipset:Intel X79 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor Socket:Socket R (LGA 2011)


Ethernet LAN:Y
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111E
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):216 x 332 x 198
Drive bays:1 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
Heat sink included:Y
Number of products included:1
Number of SATA connectors:4
Power LED:Y
Power requirements:100 - 240 V AC

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y


BIOS memory size:64

Ports & interfaces

eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
S/PDIF out port:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4


Number of power supply units:1
Power Supply:500


Built-in processor: No
Compatible processor series:CORE I7
Motherboard chipset:Intel X79 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor family:Intel
Processor lithography:32
Processor Socket:Socket R (LGA 2011)


Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux 32/64bit
Operating system installed:N


Number of storage drives supported:4
RAID Levels:0, 1
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:63.5

Weight & Dimensions