Shuttle Launches Skylake Based SH170R6 Barebones Chassis


Shuttle may not exactly be the barebones force in the marketplace that they once were, though they've just announced and released their newest barebones PC that's based off of Skylake, the SH170R6.

Shuttle's SH170R6

The SH170R6 uses the same R6 chassis that has been a staple of Shuttle SFF series since 2013 when they introduced the SH87R6. This means that on the sleek, industrial and understated exterior there are 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports on the front flip down panel along with an external 1/8" microphone and headphone jack. On the back there are 6 USB 3.0 ports, 1 eSATA port, an HDMI out connection, 2 DisplayPort's, RJ-45 for the built-in Intel I219 GbE connection and a CMOS clear button.

Inside is Intel's H170 chipset on a custom form-factor to fit in their chassis (though any mini-ITX board will fit in the case) with support for up to an i7-6700K that has 4 DDR4 slots with official support for speeds of 2133MHz, 1 PCIE X16 slot with wider dual slot support, and a PCIE X4 slot just in case you needed to have two different expansion cards.

For storage we have an M.2 MAX slot that accepts up to 2280 and 4 internal SATA 6.0 connectors. There's room for 2 3.5" HDD's and up to 4 2.5" HDD's inside. Powering it all is a 300W 80 Plus Bronze certified power supply.

Shuttle began as an enthusiasts solution to the small form factor back when there were very few options for such on the consumer market. They quickly gained recognition for their high quality components and clever engineering with the ICE branded cooler, made specifically for their cases. Though now there are many ways to build an SFF PC on your own with a large variety of attractive case options, Shuttle does provide an easy and integrated solution. It's not the smallest, nor is it the most feature rich, though the design is timeless and they do have a very good reputation. Full specs are below.

FORM FACTOR Shuttle Form factor
PROCESSOR Support Skylake 95W Core i3/i5/i7 LGA 1151 CPU processor
CHIPSET Intel Skylake H170 Express chipset
MEMORY (4)DDR4 2133MHz support, dual channel up to 64GB (16GB*4)
VGA (1)HDMI + (2)DisplayPort support triple independent display 4K/2K playback
Integrated in CPU (Intel HD 530 Graphics)
AUDIO Realtek ALC892
7.1 Channel high definition audio
ETHERNET Intel Chip i219-LM
10Mb/s,100Mb/s,1Gb/s operation
Support Wake-on-LAN function
STORAGE INTERFACE SATA 3.0 (6.0Gb/s) interface
ONBOARD CONNECTORS (2) 4 Pin fan connector
(4) SATA 6.0 connector
(1) ATX main power (2*10)
(1) ATX main power (2*2)
(1) RS232 header
(1) Low Pin Count header
(1) Front USB3.0 header
(1) Front AUDIO header
(1) Front USB2.0 header
(1) 2x5 pin USB header
FRONT PANEL (1) USB 2.0 Port
(1) USB 2.0 Port with mobile charger
mobile device charger feature
(2) USB 3.0 Port
(1) External microphone jack 1/8”
(1) External headphone jack 1/8”
Power button
BACK PANEL (6) USB 3.0 Port
(1) eSATA Port
(1) Line in jack 1/8”
(1) Line out jack 1/8”
(1) Side surrond out jack 1/8”
(1) Rear surrond out jack 1/8”
(1) Center bass out jack 1/8”
(1) LAN
(1) CMOS clear button
(2) DisplayPort
(1) HDMI Port
DRIVE BAYS (1) 5.25" ODD bay
(2) 3.5" HDD bay
Support 2.5" HDD x2 or 4, if use accessory PHD3 x1 or 2
DIMENSIONS 332(L) x 216(W) x 198(H) mm
POWER 80 Plus 300W power supply
Input:100 - 240V AC
Support 80 PLUS Bronze
ACCESSORIES XPC Multi-Language quick guide
XPC DVD Driver
Heat-sink compound
SATA cable x2
Power cord
Screw package
(1) PCI-E X4 slot
(1) M.2 MAX to 2280 type M key socket
(1) Half-size Mini PCI-E slot
OS SUPPORT Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10