Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?

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Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?

Post by samuelt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:29 am


Does anyone around here have any experiences with the Shuttle DS61?

It has two thin fans and I wonder how they sound and if it's very noticable?

Also, that rear exhaust looks very restrictive.



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Re: Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?

Post by Ralf Hutter » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:34 am

Interesting, but I can't see how those 60mm fans could ever be very quiet. It gets some decent reviews on Newegg though, although it's silence doesn't seem to be a priority to any of the reviewers.

Personally, if I was stuck on that size case, I'd look at something like this case: ... -enclosure

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Re: Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?

Post by Abula » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:53 am

I second ralf, i think its best to build your own, another option for a fairly small iTX setup, Antec Mini-ITX Case ISK110-VESA
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Re: Shuttle DS61, any opinions about it?

Post by HellDiverUK » Fri May 17, 2013 1:06 pm

I had one for a few days, fitted a Celeron G530 to it.

The fans were OK, pretty quiet. They barely idled in normal use with the 65W Celeron, even when playing 1080p content. However, the coil whine was totally ridiculous. I could hear the whine over the two fans and the old Seagate Momentus 7200rpm drive I had fitted to it. The whine was coming from the inductors beside the CPU socket, and pitch changed with CPU load.

I'd give it a miss, it's a machine designed for sticking under a cashier's desk in a supermarket, not for setting under your TV.
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