Shuttle introduces Silent PC

by Keith

Shuttle Silent PC

To meet the demand of silent PC for users, Shuttle has launched a new product that can be redefined as a workstation, a home server or a home theater system. With the XPC SD11 G5, Shuttle has created a silent PC system that meets the price and technical simplicity of the mainstream market demand.

Offering several benefits over standard PC system, Shuttle designers have only one thing in mind, and that is KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid). They aimed to customise a reasonable affordable PC for the silence world, yet equipped with optimum functionality. Utilizing a single fan design coupled with Shuttle’s ICE heat-pipe technology, the system offers efficient cooling of internal components with little cost in noise. The whole system is powered by Shuttle’s noiseless 220W external Silent X power supply, keeping noise level to a minimum.

Combining Shuttle’s exclusive Silent X technology with the energy efficient Pentium® M processor, the XPC SD11G5 delivers the versatility and performance of a mainstream desktop within a silent PC solution. Shuttle’s patented ICE heat-pipe system, and advanced system management and control software provide superior cooling while helping to reduce excess noise. Even under high load the XPC SD11G5 generates less than 24dB.

Amazingly, the XPC SD11G5 manages to achieve its impressive silent PC capabilities without compromising features or performance. Accelerated Intel 3D graphics and video, Sound Blaster Live! 7.1-channel surround sound, and high-speed LAN are all standard features of the basic system. Also, the XPC SD11G5 is fully compatibility with off the shelf PC components including SATA hard disk drives, PCI Express graphics cards, and USB 2.0 peripherals, giving you the freedom to create a fully customized silent PC solution for your home or office.


    1) SD11G5 motherboard:

  • Pentium M (socket 479)
  • Intel 915GM +ICH6M chipset
  • PCI Express Interface
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
  • Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit EAX HD 7.1
  • Serial ATA
  • DDR2 400/533
  • Mini PCI port
    2) Silent X Technology:

  • Silent 24dB operation
  • Integrated Cooling Engine (ICE)
  • Silent X 220W External PSU
  • Airflow cooling mechanism
  • Smart Fan
  • XPC Tools
    3) Case:

  • Shuttle (Simply styled) G5 chasis
  • Stealth Drive Doors
  • Preinstalled drive/power cables

Despite little is mentioned about the design, there is nothing “stupid” about striving for a silent PC. As daily life becomes more and more saturated with higher levels of traffic noise, and increasing amounts of stress and pressure, a small investment in a workspace that offers an escape from distractions and a place to relax can produce a positive benefit on health and productivity.

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