Shuttle XPC ST20G5 (Socket-939)

ST20G5 Exterior

ST20G5 Exterior

We predict that the silver version of Shuttle's popular G5 chassis found in the ST20G5 will be much welcomed by SFF enthusiasts as it adds a classic and elegant touch to an already refined design. The 5th iteration of the series, the G5 looks perfect here with its brushed silver aluminum and plastic enclosure. As with most of Shuttle's newer chassis, the drive bays found in the ST20G5 - a 5.25-inch and up to two 3.5-inch - are concealed behind its classy exterior. The slightly rounded row of indicator lights and power/reset buttons form the centerpiece of the chassis and breaks the rectangular monotony of the drive bays. Together with the hidden front I/O panel, the ST20G5 presents a minimalist front facade that just looks fabulous.

Looking serene - the Shuttle XPC ST20G5.

These drives are usually hidden behind the bay doors.

The front I/O panel has connectors for USB2.0, a mini FireWire port, headphone and microphone jacks.

A view of the back.

The ST20G5 comes with both AGP and DVI outputs for its integrated graphics. Other necessary connectors include 2 USB ports, a FireWire port, a Gigabit LAN port, audio connectors and PS/2 outputs for keyboard and mouse. At the lower right, we have a primitive version (compared to the P series) of the CMOS reset button from Shuttle, a small hole that contains the reset button and which can be triggered using a small pen or paperclip. Definitely a must-have feature.