Powerful Shuttle XPCs have convinced as workstation machines or gaming rigs for years. You can already guess from the RGB-LED lighting of the R9 front - this barebone that has particularly been designed for gamers has oomph under its bonnet. Lighting and CPU multiplier can be adjusted and set using the Shuttle OC-Tool. Despite the compact dimensions, the SZ270R9 has room for a dual-slot graphics card such as the GTX 1080, up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, two M.2 drives and even four 3.5 inch hard disks or SSDs. Cooling is provided by an efficient heatpipe cooling system and a separate fan for the drives.