• Recommended range of application: Performance
  • System based on: Shuttle XPC Barebone SZ68R5
  • Operating system: 
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional
    32 or 64 Bit version
    6 languages available: German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
  • Chassis
    Black aluminum chassis
    Storage bays: 1 x 5.25" (external), 2 x 3.5" (1x internal, 1x external)
    Front door for I/O ports and storage drives
    Kensington Security Slot at the back panel (also called a K-Slot 
    or Kensington lock) as a part of an anti-theft system
    Dimensions: 33.2 x 21,6 x 19.8 cm (LWH), 14.2 litres
  • Mainboard / Chipset
    Shuttle FZ68, Shuttle form factor, proprietary design
    Chipset/Southbridge: Intel® Z68 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 with SPI interface
    Supports PnP, ACPI 3.0, Hardware Monitoring
    Supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) [3]
    Supports boot up from external USB flash memory
  • Processor
    Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 desktop processor
    Socket 1155 (LGA 1155)
    Second generation of Codename "Sandy Bridge", 32nm process technology
    The Processor integrates PCI-Express, memory controller
    and the graphics engine on the same die
  • Processor cooling
    Shuttle I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine)
    advanced I.C.E. Heatpipe technology, linear controlled 92mm fan
    SilentX cooling and noise reduction technology with Active Airflow
  • Memory
    With up to 32GB DDR3-1333 memory  (PC3-10600)
    4 x 240 pin slots
    Supports Dual Channel mode
  • Optical drive (optional)
    Optional Multi-format 5.25" DVD writer or Blu-ray drive
  • Storage
    Serial ATA hard disk or SSD
    Second hard disk as an option.
  • Integrated Graphics [2]
    Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000 integrated in the processor
    Supports Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1
    Maximum shared memory size: 1692MB
    Supports HDMI, max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
    Supports DVI, max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
    Supports D-Sub, max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz 
    (optional VGA-to-DVI-adapter required)
    Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI 1.4a [2]
    Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports
    Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with DVI and HDMI ports
    Supports Dual-Independent-Display via HDMI and DVI-I port [2]
    SZ68R5 supports 4 displays in combination with a discrete graphics card [7]
    HDMI supports HD-video plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable
  • Optional graphics card
    Discrete PCI-Express X16 graphics card from ATI or NVIDIA (optional)
  • 8-channel HD audio
    7.1 channel High Definition Audio with Realtek ALC888S codec
    Azalia standard support
    Analog: line-out (7.1-ch), line-in, microphone, AUX input (onboard)
    Digital: optical S/PDIF-out (Digital Audio also via HDMI output)
  • 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)
  • Front Panel connectors and buttons
    Microphone input
    Headphone output (line-out)
    2x USB 3.0
    2x USB 2.0 (1x Quick charge with up to 2A, see 8)
    Power button
    Power indicator ( LED)
    Hard disk drive indicator ( LED)
  • Back Panel connectors
    HDMI (supports digital audio) [2]
    DVI-I (supports analog VGA with optional adapter) [2]
    4x USB 2.0
    2x USB 3.0
    GigaBit LAN (RJ45)
    8-ch Audio line-out (2x rear/front, bass/center, surround/back)
    Audio Line-in
    External Serial ATA (eSATA 3Gb/s)
    Digital Audio: optical S/PDIF output
    Clear CMOS button
    optional: serial port RS-232 (Accessory: H-RS232)
    optional: WLAN antenna (Accessory PW01, see 4)
  • Other connectors
    2x USB 2.0 (one set with 2x5 pins)
    1x RS232 (2x5 pins) for optional accessory H-RS232
    2x fan connectors (4 pins and 3 pins)
    Audio AUX input
  • Optional Accessories
    Backpanel COM port adapter for the RS232 serial interface (H-RS232)
    Wireless LAN 802.11n module (PW01, see 4)
  • Power supply
    500 Watt mini PSU, AC input voltage: 100~240V
    80PLUS Bronze compliant: the PSU provides at least 
    82/85/82% efficiency at 20/50/100% load.
    Active PFC circuit (Power Factor Correction)
    ATX main power connectors: 2x10 and 2x2 pins
    Graphics power connector: 6 and 6+2 pins
  • Conformity
    This device is classed as a technical information
    equipment (ITE) in class B and is intended for use in 
    living room and office. The CE-mark approves the 
    conformity by the EU-guidelines:
    - EMV-guideline 89/336/EWG electromagnetic tolerance
    - LVD-guideline 73/23/EWG use of electric devices 
    within certain voltage-limits


[1] Overclocking Warning
Please note there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting the setting in the BIOS or using third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability or even cause damage of the components and devices of your system. It is done at your own risk and expense. Shuttle cannot be held responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking.
[2] The integrated video outputs (HDMI and DVI-I) cannot be used, if the processor does not integrate a graphics function, e.g. Intel Core i5-2380P, Core i5-2450P and Core i5-2550K.
HDMI 1.4a is only supported with 2nd Intel® Generation Core(TM) i3/i5/i7 Processors. Pentium and Celeron Processors support HDMI 1.3.
[3] The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is required when booting from hard disks larger than 2.2 TB under Windows 64 bit operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008/2003 SP1.
[4] Optional Wireless LAN module: this XPC supports the optional WLAN module PW01. The Shuttle XPC accessory PW01 consists of a half-size Mini-PCIe card with IEEE 802.11n functionality and an external antenna with appropriate antenna cable.
[5] mini-SATA (mSATA)
not to be confused with the "micro SATA" connector, is a newer industry standard which converts the electrical SATA interface (1.5 or 3.0 Gbit/s) to the pysical "Mini PCI Express" mini card form factor. Applications include mobile devices that require a smaller solid-state drive, and Intel Z68 mainboards that utilize Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT). 
[6] Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT, formerly "SSD caching")
The Shuttle XPC Barebone SZ68R5 supports the Intel Smart Response Technology which allows a SATA solid-state drive (SSD up to 60GB) to function as cache for a conventional hard disk drive (HDD). This is allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD-only systems.
[7] SZ68R5 supports 4 displays in combination with a discrete graphics card
With Shuttle SZ68R5 the user can support 4 displays in combination with a discrete PCI-Express graphics card, when the initial display is connected to the integrated graphics. For this, you have to enter the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing the "Delete" key after power on the PC. In the "Advanced" BIOS menu please set "Initiate Graphic Adapter" to "Onboard VGA". The Windows Device Manager will show the integrated graphics and the external discrete graphics card as well. Note, that the graphics performance is limited to the integrated graphics engine. This function is based on the Switchable Graphics feature of the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000.
[8] Right Front USB port with Quick Charge feature
Quick charge with up to 2A only for Apple iPhone/iPad unter Windows XP and Windows 7 (not under Linux)

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