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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [12.31.04]
Manufactured by: Shuttle

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The SN95G5 chassis has a removable drive tray, so to add or remove any peripherals, you're going to have to remove all the drives first. This makes for a lot of cable management, but luckily the drive chassis holds most of the drives in one place.

There is a single exhaust fan in the SN95G5, which also handles the CPU cooling duties (the PSU has a small fan as well). We'll see if the possible lack of airflow presents any issues later on...

Once the drive tray is removed, things look much less crowded. All of the power and IDE cables are pre-routed for you, although for SATA you're going to have to do your own routing.

As you can see, there is a single AGP slot, along with a single PCI slot. Although the SN96G5 contains a lot of integrated peripherals, upgrades will be severely limited. If you want to add WiFi and a TV Tuner for instance, you'll be looking at a USB solution for at least one of them. And with such a small amount of USB ports, there is potential for problems back there as well.

Although it seems insufficient, the proprietary 240W power supply should provide enough power for what you would want to put in a SFF case in the first place. Below it, you have easy access to the dimm slots and floppy port.

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