XPC ST61G4: The Gamers Choice
Gamepyre.com, a gamers enthusiast website loaded with cool reviews, news and gaming features, has posted an excellent review of the Shuttle XPC ST61G4. Praising this great SFF computer for its exceptional gaming performance, Gamepyre awarded it with their rarely seen "Gamers Choice" award.
Far Cry runs like a dream on this system and looks as good as I’ve seen the game run with the 9800XT,” gushed reviewer Ben Sun. "When coupled with a 3.4 GHz Extreme Edition and a 9800XT I was able to play every game released so far on the computer."
At the heart of this great gaming computer is the Shuttle FT61 motherboard. Based on the Radeon 9100 chipset, this motherboard features a full palette of I/O connections, powerful dual-channel memory and an 8X AGP slot. For casual gamers, this machine also features excellent integrated graphics for that extra edge of versatility.
"Integrated graphics performance on the ST61G4 is sufficient for most casual users., said Ben. "For the hard core gamer I would suggest a X800 Pro in this system as it easily fits in the case and operates with the 250W power supply provided with the ST61G4."
The Silent X 250W PSU is the most-advanced SFF power supply on the market. Operating at just 30dB, and never too hot to touch, this PSU has the grunt to power all your hardware needs, including the demanding NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800 card.
"The bottom line on the ST61G4 is this. I can think of no better testament to this unit than that I've actually used it on my desk with a 9800XT for over a month as my primary PC," rocketed home Ben. "While there have been many motherboards and video cards tested in that month, the system I game on and use every day is the ST61G4."