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Shuttle XPC Prima Series P2 3500PA

Shuttle XPC Prima Series P2 3500PA
alaScore 81

37 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle XPC Prima Series P2 3500PA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Flawless Shuttle Build


Very happy customer. I'm ready to build another one!

This was my first Shuttle build and it couldn't have been easier. I ordered this model to use as a DVR and for MIDI support using UBUNTU Linux 9.04. I used 4GB of Corsair memory, a GIGABYTE nVidia 8400 GS Video Card, LG DVD burner, C2D e8400 Processor,...

I can't think of any. I may add another fan for cooling but for such a small box the temperatures were acceptable

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Sweet little rig..


My Brother wanted a new Shuttle build. After a couple years of hauling his P190 around. He coveted the thought of going back to a small form factor. So I spotted this on The Egg. And configured a mid range system. I usually scoff at "Barebone's" But I...

Foot print. Weight. Quality of construction materials. Solid state capacitors. Layout. Ease of build. Decent amount of room. Looks good. Not that loud. (imo) For what it functions well. From heavy gaming. This little rig can do it...

Temperture monitoring for the cpu..seems off..with an e7400. Perhaps a bios glitch..with the latest batch of 45nm chips. Or a faulty sensor. But componets are cool to the touch. And it's running snappy. Used Arctic silver 5. Using a sata optical. So...

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Great for a compact little system


I was a little worried about using a Core 2 Duo cpu after reading how some would not post, but my build went on without a hitch. System Specs: Core 2 Due E8400 3ghz (stock) 2x 1GB PC26400 Patriot Ram Biostar Radeon 4670 512MB (no external psu...

Size, looks, features, front panel

Stock fans are loud. Reset button is too recessed under the front panel. Need a pen or something to stick into it


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Suprisingly great customer support


I had a problem originally with the installation which we originally thought was the motherboard. Found out later 1 of the 2 brand-new corsair memory modules was bad. Regardless, Shuttle customer support stepped up and delivered excellent customer...

Extremely compact, sturdy, and quiet fans ; Design is clean and modern ; Suprisingly Shuttle US customer support was very responsive and helpful

Wish the 4 exterior hand screws were a little bigger

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My build is : Intel E7400 @ 3.5 w/ Stock Voltage Shuttle SP35P2V2 G.Skill 4GB(2GBx2) DDR2 800 WD SE16 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache LG DVD+-RW Powercolor Radeon HD 4830 512MB @ 755/1000 I was somewhat worried about the 400W PSU, but it handles my build...

It looks nice and small on my desk ; The OASIS cooler and case fans keep my overclocked E7400 and 4830 very cool and stable in low temperature ; It's very quiet even on top of desk

The BIOS features somewhat limited O/C options to hardcore O/C'ers ; I could barely fit VGA in, there's a bunch of cables come out from PSU and they block the PCI slot ; I had to tape those cables onto PSU to fit my VGA with oversized fan

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Worth the money!!


You kinda can use RAID with a SATA CD drive….but you will have probs…so no! Other than that, it would have been nice if the HDD trays and DVD trays had rubber grommets to help silence the parts a little more, but I can barely hear my system as is, so...

This is my first SFF PC build; came from a full workstation built in a Cosmos 1000. This machine easily powers a Q9650, 8GB RAM, DTS 250 (It install without any mods!! Its only 9in long!) A WD Velociraptor 300GB (this will fit if the HDD is backplane...

Too bad the PCI-E slot isn't on the other side of the MBD, allowing for PCI use expansion. But no complaints

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First Shuttle


Great price. We swapped out an older processor from one of our workstations (its running 1.86 Core2) so the LG775 socket was in our case another benefit. It will take almost any newer memory so again for our use we just threw in what we had laying...

Nice clean compact unit. We have 4-320GB drives setup on Raid-1. No more space for any other drives. We connected a WD 1TB external HD via its eSata port on rear, very convenient. Running Linux Suse OS w/ 4GB memory, but can expand to 8GB which is also...

In my situation, I could have used one more drive bay for a CD or DVD, but we used an external instead while setting it up

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READ Before BUYING!!!!


The build is really nice, I like it... it is a lot bigger than my first shuttle, I measured it from what other people said, but even doing that, I was suprised. Also when I first fired it up it was very loud, but once I installed the nvidia graphics...

Now that I have gone through a pretty rough setup, it flies. I think it is super quiet, very fast, and really nice. I have a Q6600 *** read below!!! and 6 GB of corsair ram in it, I also have a pny nvidia 9600 GT

THIS IS IMPORTANT. I read many times the bios doesn't support many CPUs... it is SOOO TRUE. Wouldn't post, I had to rip apart another PC (lucky I had another one with a socket 775, or I would have been in trouble. So I used a core 2 duo 8400, it...

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Good buy for the money


Huge upgrade from my old Athlon XP 2500+ system. Running 4GB of 1066mhz RAM, dual 3.0Ghz cores, and a Nvidia 260 card for less than $600 total system cost! That is an awesome thing and I am suddenly not so interested in my ps3... :)

Excellent buy for the money. For me it priced out around $60 cheaper than buying the parts (a decent quiet chassis, mainboard, and power supply) separately. It's smaller than a normal tower. The cooling is excellent (overclocked 2.4Ghz to 3Ghz no...

I was originally hoping to build a quiet pc but got this instead since it was significantly cheaper and I liked shuttles in the past that were pretty darn quiet. It is bigger and louder than older Shuttle models that exhausted CPU heat out the back. It...

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No RAID w/ SATA Optical DRive


This is the second sp35 system I have purchased and didn't discover the raid bug until now.

Compact and quiet. 400 watt ps. plenty of drive space. one of the best small form factor cases. most ATI 48xx series cards fit w/ power connector. Dual width video cards fit. good price

RAID is useless if you have a sata optial drive. Killer bug using raid and sata optical drive: