Specifications

  • Intel Celeron 1037U dual core CPU
  • 2.5" Storage interface: SATA 6G
  • 2 x DDR3 1600 Mhz slots (Max. 16GB)
  • Half-size mini-PCIE socket for WLAN
    802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • SD card reader
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 ports
  • DVI-I + HDMI dual display support
  • 1 TPM (Trusted Platform Module) header
  • Mic and speaker jacks
  • Kensington lock
  • VESA mountable
  • 200 x 39.5 x 165 mm (7.87" x 1.56" x 6.5")
  • 65W adapter

Additional Hardware and Software Added

  • 16 GB RAM (2 x 8GB)
  • OCZ 450 128GB SSD
  • Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Private Internet Access

I only have the basic programs installed.

Images
Shuttle DS437T Fanless Slim-PCDS437T Front View  DS437T Back View
DS437T Inside View DS437T Motherboard View

Computer Needs

I have used the Shuttle DS437T Fanless Slim-PC HTPC (Home Theatre PC)for over 3 years. I wanted a small, quiet, fanless HTPC (Home Theatre PC). Shuttle is the BMW of small quiet computers.

The Shuttle DS437T has been discontinued and replaced with newer updated models. You might still be able to find one on the Internet.

The only other items someone would have to purchase would be a HDD or SSD, RAM and an operating system. If you use a Linux operating system then the operating system cost is FREE.

I am using a Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse.

Rii i8+

Disassembly and Installation Notes

The Shuttle DS437T barebones computer was a breeze to add RAM and a OCZ 450 128GB SSD.

Most recently I have done a clean-install of Windows 10 Pro Creators Edition. I have created a separate DATA partition to store videos and podcasts. These are items that once viewed or listened to they will be deleted.

My Shuttle Home Theatre PC (HTPC) uses .26 kWh/day x 30 days = 7.8 kWh/month.

The above figure represents the computer left fully powered on and not in sleep mode.

Based on .17 cents/kWh x 7.8 kWh = $1.33 per month to run my Shuttle Home Theatre PC (HTPC).

Closing Comments

In the past I have used VLC and ACDSee with my HTPC. I am currently trying to use only the programs which ship with Windows 10.

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. It's a program to play audio and video files.
http://www.videolan.org/

ACDSee is a FREE program for viewing digital images.
http://www.acdsee.com/en/products/acdsee-free/install
http://dl.acdsystems.com/acdsee-free/en/acdsee-free.exe

I have backed up the HTPC using Acronis True Image Backup of the Windows Partitions.

I have also set my router to a IP Address Reservation for the Shuttle HTPC.

This small little computer is working perfectly as a HTPC!!!