updated 03:15 pm EST, Thu December 21, 2006
Shuttle 1337 SDXi System
Shuttle today said it has overcome the seemingly insurmountable heat limits of small form factor PC cases with its 1337 SDXi enthusiast case. Liquid-cooling is built into the system and reduces the often intense heat within the SFF case to the extent that the highest-end components can be safely installed inside: a quad-core Core 2 Extreme processor is available while either a single GeForce 8800 GTX or dual X1950 Pro cards drive graphics. Crucial also supplies 2GB of low-latency RAM and a 150GB Raptor hard disk from Western Digital is said to improve loading times.
To reflect its unique style, the SDXi, its mouse, and its keyboard are given a hand-painted flame pattern with high-grade automotive paint. Shuttle begins pricing at $3,449 with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo.