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Shuttle SN 85G4V3

Shuttle SN 85G4V3
alaScore 78

14 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Shuttle SN 85G4V3. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle SN 85G4V3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 14 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Consumer review (

No Issues with this unit


I know one person complained about the P/S - saying 240W was not enough. It worked fine for me with a BFG 6800GT OC, so I don't see why any single slot AGP card would not work. Perhaps ATI cards take more juice? I wish I could afford another.

nForce 3 250 chipset is the BEST 754 pin chipset on the market. Attractive case, though I personally prefer the G5 chassis. I like the built-in Flash Drive readers (set mine to A and B drive designations). Runs relatively cool, even with a 3700+ and...

I kinda wish the Firewaire port on the front was not a "mini". System does not support "fast memory timinigs" with more than 3 memory banks (hint: most DIMMs have 2 memory banks - so this can interfear with booting up - you have to trick the BIOS to...

Jan, 2006

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Two sticks of RAM makes the system unstable. The 240W PS is barely enough to run one optical drive, one HD, the processor, and a modest video card. I would not purchase a Shuttle system again unless there was a minimum of 300W.

Attractive case ; Stays cool ; Fine platform for Athlon 64

Insufficient power supply ; Shuttle's upgraded PS does NOT fit

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

Great Shuttle


Everything went smoothly w/AMD64 2800+ 754, 160gb sata, 1gb of memory, and an old FX5600 Ultra ; My first shuttle, and so far I like how things are running on there

Gets very warm when doing intensive loading

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (



all in all, great barebones sys. just a little hassle, not a lot

it's fast, quiet, small, fairly easy to work on

It is a 64 bit processor system, i was hoping the drivers would work with windows xp 64, but no, i had to wait several months after this system hit the markets for shuttle to release them, and i had to call their customer support to get a link to the...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

BIOS setting for RAID


Very finely constructed case, excellent value, but does not allow space for quieting grommets on the disk mounting -- though main noise appears to be power supply fan, very quiet overall.

Installed dual disk Raid mirror (splicing a USB cable to the included card reader making an external one,and the unused case openings may help cool the drives), Sempron64 2800 (as good as the 3000 and 3100, better architecture, but cheaper, cooler)....

BIOS default setting for Quick Power on Test incompatible with RAID -- must set to regular boot, better anyway (wait and it boots automatically, and you see the Del and Esc options clearly). The Quick boot froze trying to detect the disk array, and...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Best small size PC


I have had it for 4 months. It is a lot quieter than my desktop. I bought a barebone system then just installed a hard drive, memory, and DVD burner. It is all set and goes. No problem at all.

Oct, 2005

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Building is pleasure


My XaserII case was just too large for moving around so I chose this kit as a down-size. I have never enjoyed building a system this much; everything in my old system (2 SATA drives, 2 OCZ RAM with copper dissipation, large GeForce 6800 AGP card with...

Aug, 2005

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could be a laptop


well for starters i love is very ice cool and quit and i mean it is just as loud as my laptop.they even have a bag for it and lots of other products.

Jun, 2005

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Placed order about 1am on a Tuesday. Package was at my door by 11am on Wednesday. A 36 hour turn around is mind-boogling. Perhaps it's because I live 10 minutes away from Newegg's City of Industry shipping location. =P Still amazing. The Shuttle itself...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Very Stylish


This is a great case, quite, stylish and very easy to assemble. I got an ATI 9800 Pro AIW card in this system and its onboard fan is louder than the case fan. (note the AIW is not recommended in this system it requires a 300W power supply but this...

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Based on NVIDIA's nForce3 250 chipset this 3rd generation SN85G4 shines with an excellent feature set, quiet operation and cool thermals. It boasts plenty of power under the hood that can satisfy the demands of the most power hungry gamers, while presenting a very well design and aesthetically pleasing exterior. The SN85G4V3 is not only the right weapon for every LANparty, but also a fast companion at home. The XPC SN85G4V3 is an ideal: LAN-gaming PC, Home gaming machine, Digital media management center, Digital content workstation.


Audio output channels:5.1

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Small form factor

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Shuttle Computer Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shuttle SN/Shuttle XPC


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce3 250
Data Bus Speed:1600MHz
Processor Socket:Socket 754


Maximum internal memory:2


Color:Black/Black / Mirror


Type: None


Supported processor frequency (max):1.6


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Realtek 8201BL Fast Ethernet network controller
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.8 x 7.87 x 7.28
Expansion Slots:1 x AGP 8X/4X (1,5V only)\n1 x 32 Bit PCI (v2.2)
I/O ports:Front-panel I/O\n8-in-1 Card reader (supports CF I/II, SD, MD, SM, MMC, MS, MSP)\nMicrophone\nHeadphone (Line-out)\nLine-in\n2x USB 2.0\nFirewire (4 pol.) \nBack-panel I/O\nFirewire (6 pin)\nPS/2 for mouse and keyboard\nLAN (RJ45)\n2 x USB 2.0\n6-ch Audio line-out (2x rear/front, bass/center)\noptical SPDIF in and out\nSerial port (COM)\nParallel port (LPT)\noptional Wireless LAN module
Motherboard:Shuttle FN85


Max Supported Qty:1
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Storage Controller


Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:No graphics