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Shuttle SH61R4: a Sandy Bridge Barebone with Attractive Price

Shuttle has announced the launch of SH61R4, a mini PC built with a motherboard FH61 (i.e. based on the Intel H61) and, consequently, to Sandy Bridge processors.

This barebone design is quite similar to other Shuttle’s models, ir supports up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory (two DIMM slots). Has a PCI-Express 2.0 16x, a PCI-Express 1x and a Mini-PCIe 1x. There are also USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 6 back) and 3.0 (two back), audio controller and Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL 8111E), but no memory card reader.

Grphics is trusted to the Intel GMA HD 2000/3000 built into the processor, providing two DVI outputs (DVI-D and DVI-I). There are also two internal compartments of 3.5 inches and a 5.25-inch present. This new barebone computer is available for €205.

Shuttle SH61R4 Complete Specifications

  • Chassis
    Black aluminum chassis with acrylic front plate
    Customizable front panel design:
    simply change the mylar and add your individual design  such as a photo, graphics or a company logo to the front panel.
    Storage bays: 1 x 5.25″ (external), 2 x 3.5″ (internal)
    Dimensions: 32.5 x 21.5 x 19 cm (LWH) = 13.3 liters (without foot rubber)
    Weight: 3.2 kg net / 5.0 kg gross


  • Mainboard / Chipset
    Shuttle mainboard FH61, Shuttle form factor,  proprietary design for XPC SH61R4
    Chipset/Southbridge: Intel® H61 Express (Codename: Cougar Point)
    Platform Controller Hub (PCH) as Single-Chip-Solution
    Passive chipset cooling with heat sink
    The Northbridge is integrated into the processor.
    Solid Capacitors for sensitive areas provide excellent  heat resistance for enhanced system durability


  • BIOS
    AMI BIOS, SPI Interface, 32MBit Flash-ROM
    Supports PnP, ACPI 3.0, Hardware Monitoring
    Supports boot up from external USB flash memory
    Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) ***


  • Power supply
    250 Watt mini power supply unit
    Input voltage range: 100~240V
    Connectors: 20-pin ATX, 4-pin ATX12V
    Other connectors: 4x SATA, 2x Molex, 1x Floppy
    Graphics power connector: 6 pins
    Active PFC (Power Factor Correction)


  • Processor support
    Socket 1155 (LGA 1155) supports next generation of  Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 desktop processors with up to 95W TDP  Codename “Sandy Bridge”, 32nm process technology
    Not compatible with older Socket-1156 processors.
    The Processor integrates PCI-Express, memory controller  and the graphics engine on the same die
    Please refer to the support list for detailed processor support information.


  • Heat-pipe processor cooling
    Shuttle I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine) advanced I.C.E. heat-pipe technology, linear controlled 92mm fan
    SilentX cooling and noise reduction technology with Active Airflow


  • Memory support
    2 x 240 pin slots
    Supports DDR3-1066/1333 SDRAM memory (PC3-8500/10600)
    Supports Dual Channel mode
    Supports max. 4 GB per DIMM,  maximum total size of 8 GB


  • Expansion Slots
    1x PCI-Express x16 v2.0 slot (PEG, for graphics cards only)
    1x PCI-Express x1 v2.0 slot, open-ended ****)
    1x Mini-PCI-Express x1v2.0 half/full-size slot (for the optional WLAN module)
    Supports Dual-slot (double-width) graphics cards –  in this case the second PCI-Express slot will be occupied.
    With 6 pin power connector for the graphics card.
    If a discrete graphics card is used, the onboard graphics will be deactivated.


  • Integrated Graphics
    Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000 integrated in the processor
    Supports Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1
    Maximum shared memory size: 1692MB
    Supports DVI, max. resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
    Supports D-Sub, max. resolution up to 2048×1536 @ 75Hz  (optional VGA-to-DVI-adapter required)
    Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports (HDMI via optional adapter)
    Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
    Supports Dual-Independent-Display via DVI-D and DVI-I port **)


  • HD audio
    Audio Codec: IDT 92HD89C, 5.1 channel
    Three analog audio connectors (3.5mm) at the Back-Panel:  line-in (blue), line-out (green) and microphone input (pink) shared with 5.1 channel line-out (front, rear, center/bass)
    Front panel: microphone input and head phone output (line-out)


  • Gigabit LAN
    Realtek RTL 8111E Ethernet network controller
    PCI Express interface
    IEEE 802.3u 1000Base-T compliant
    Supports 10 / 100 / 1.000 MBit/s operation
    Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL)


  • Drive connectors
    4x Serial ATA rev. 2.0, max. 3 Gbit/s (onboard)


  • Front Panel connectors and buttons
    Microphone input (3.5 mm)
    Headphone output (3.5 mm)
    2x USB 2.0
    Power button
    Power indicator (Blue LED)
    Hard disk drive indicator (Yellow LED)


  • Back Panel connectors
    DVI-D **) supports HDMI with optional adapter
    DVI-I **) supports analog VGA with optional adapter
    6x USB 2.0
    2x USB 3.0
    GigaBit LAN (RJ45)
    Audio Line-out (3.5 mm)
    Audio Line-in (3.5 mm)
    Microphone Input (3.5 mm)
    Clear CMOS button
    optional: Serial RS232 port  (Accessory: “H-RS232”)
    3x perforations for optional WLAN antennas


  • Other connectors
    2x USB 2.0 (2×5 pins) – occupied by front panel
    1x RS232 serial interface (2×5 pins)
    2x fan connectors (4 pins and 3 pins)
    Audio AUX input


  • Included Accessories
    Multilanguage XPC Installation Guide
    32/64bit driver disk including Adobe Reader software
    2 pre-installed SATA cables
    Power Cord
    Heatsink Compound
    Cable straps


  • Optional Accessories
    Back panel adapter for serial RS232 port (H-RS232)
    Wireless LAN Modul 802.11n (Mini-PCIe card)
    300W power supply, 80Plus Bronze (PC61J)
    500W power supply, 80Plus Bronze (PC63J)

Shuttle SH61R4 Barebones Mini PC Unboxing & First Look

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