Shuttle going ATX

Written by Wil Harris

January 9, 2007 // 4:54 a.m.

Tags: #atx #ces #shuttle

Shuttle didn't really have many big announcements at the CES show, but it did have a couple of cool things to show us.

The first is this flaming XPC, decked out with an awesome flame paint job done by Eclipse Computers. Inside is a complete watercooling setup, which is an incredible feat.

The second is a new concept ATX chassis. Whilst Shuttle is known for small form factor systems, its expertise in this area has led to the development of some pretty neat ideas when it comes to cooling. The company is looking at how it can apply its cooling expertise to a bigger chassis designed for full size boards.

This case has a number of cooling zones - the PSU is at the front, and has air blowing down onto it from the roof of the case. The drives are sat at the front bottom, and air pulled over them from the intake. There is plenty of cooling for the graphics cards via the 120mm side fan, and the PSU location means the case is no taller than a standard ATX mainboard - taking the space conscious approach just a little bit further.

Lastly, we saw a neat concept car PC, which has a Core 2 Duo system inside a box no bigger than a CD-ROM drive. It's rugged and dust-proof, designed for mounting in your boot. Once the kinks in the design have been ironed out, this could be a great little system for car DIY enthusiasts.

Do you like the look of the Shuttle tower? Let us know your thoughts on it over in the forums.


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