Building a Shuttle System need a thumbs up or dwn


Dec 22, 2012
Hi folks,

My last system I built as in 2008...I'm happy to say that it still runs descent. I'm by no means a tech guru or expert but have pulled off building my own pc at least twice by now. Since hardware changes so rapidly its alot to keep up with. But I got an itch to build a shuttle barebones. Which will run windows 8.

Im a casual mmo gamer (guild wars 2, rift, etc.) I also fool around with Photoshop & Illustrator for work and portfolio. So Im between home office and casual gamer.

I'd like to keep budget around $1,000.

I wanna hit the new egg check out in a day or so but I wanted to hear feedback from more experienced techies.

Here what I got:

CPU : Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

GPU: MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

SSD Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


OS Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM

CASE Shuttle SH67H3 Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155) Intel Socket H2(LGA1155) Intel H67 Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000 integrated in the processor 1 x HDMI XPC Barebone

PSU 300 Watt power supply (80 PLUS Bronze)

Feedback and reassurance appreciated

many thanks!
i am sorry to say this, but you choose intel i5 from previous generation
and PSU is only 300W... (i belive you will need 500W++)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $958.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 08:30 EST-0500)

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup


Dec 22, 2012
Thx for the input, yeah I wasn't sure about processor, and system comes with the power supply...I wasnt sure on that either since im running 500 watts now but I never did SLI or crossfire. All good info thanks!