Shuttle invented the Small Form Factor computer, and each new generation of the Shuttle SFF seems to improve on the already capable design. When we last visited SFF systems about 6 months ago, we were intrigued by Shuttle’s design for a Corporate SFF. This time around, Shuttle delivered an SFF that seems to be targeted at the Intel Computer Enthusiast, much like the nForce2 version tested in January was targeted at the Athlon Enthusiast.

Everyone seems to love the cute little SFF machines that seem to take such a small amount of space and actually pay attention to what quiet means. However, most would assume that there are compromises in performance with these machines. It looks as if Shuttle is out to prove that you don’t have to give up anything to have a small, quiet computer.

What we have is a small SB65G2 based on the latest Intel 865 chipset with support for any current Intel processor, including the 800FSB C series. Add to that: Dual-Channel memory support, an 8X AGP slot instead of on-board graphics, 8 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Firewire, Serial ATA, and CMedia 5.1 audio. With all these up-to-the-minute features, you have a machine that makes no apologies to anyone in the current marketplace. It just happens to also be very small and very quiet. All of this is built into the elegant Aluminum G2 chassis that makes this tiny computer resemble a jewel more than a computer.

 System Specifications
   Shuttle SB65G2
Expansion Bays (5.25"/3.5"/Hidden) 1/1/1
Front USB Ports 2
Rear USB Ports 4
Internal USB Ports 2
Front Firewire Ports 1 Mini
Rear Firewire Ports 1 Standard
On-Board Parallel Port N
SPDIF Rear Optical SPDIF In & Out
Front Audio Jacks 3 Mini
Rear Audio Jacks 3 Mini
Number of Fans (including CPU/chipset 1
Power Supply Enhance 200W

UPDATE 9/10/2003: Shuttle has advised AnandTech that the specs of the SB65G2 have been improved with the release version of the SB65G2. The final SB65G2 has these changes:

220W PSU (instead of 200W)
Black anodized chassis
Integrated Wireless (802.11b) Module

The MSRP is around $350.
G2 Chassis
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  • Kai920 - Friday, January 2, 2004 - link

    #42 - Yes
  • ether108 - Monday, December 22, 2003 - link

    can anyone tell me if i can cram a ati 9800 all in wonder into this box?
  • Anonymous User - Monday, October 20, 2003 - link

    Just got confirmation from Shuttle tech support that the SB65G2 does not support SATA RAID 0. Shuttle tech support tells me it uses ICH5 while the dealer here in the UK says it used ICH5R but they both agree RAID is not supported. Quite disappointed since I was hoping to get wireless and RAID all on one motherboard. The SB65G2 is availabe in the UK at from Oct 24th.

    Any experience on exactly *how* quiet these little boxes are? Quiet enough for a living room?
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - link

    So I assume that one would be the "OEM" CPU instead of the retail CPU for a Shuttle box, right?
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - link

    Um, never mind. Should've checked the web site first.
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - link

    Don't tease us! What are the specs??
  • Anonymous User - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - link

    Wait for the SB75G2. Thats the shuttle you really want :)
  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - link

    I've been to the US Shuttle and international sites today (9/24) and there is NOTHING on the SB65G2, or any SB65X2 or SB61X2. The SB61G2 is the box I can find in the Pacific Northwest, along with some of the earlier Athlon and P478 versions. IS THIS THING REALLY FOR SALE?
  • Arlo - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - link

    So when is this suppose to be release?
  • jbratton - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - link

    My advice a a Shuttle Customer... DO NOT RISK IT !
    There are lots of other vendors with integrity out there. The jokers I've delt with at Shuttle in the US void any warranty they claim ! Im my experience with them I can count on an unneeded flashing bios.. If thats the problem.. than your ok.. ortherwize.. you're on your own.. after a couple of attempts..forget it.. your warrantys expired !! - A Joke they play on us !

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