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I would take a bolt or tiki in a heartbeat  drool.gif

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post #12 of 16
I wish someone would make a case like these to purchase separately before Haswell comes out. I'm using a 6 year old laptop and am in a dire need for an upgrade. If I could build a somewhat portable desktop (something that I could easily put in a backpack, not a cube), it would be a dream come true. rolleyes.gif
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If you don't mind the weight, Antec ISK 300-150 is slim and somewhat capable. And if you have the budget, you can put a Radeon 7850 in there. One company makes a low profile single slot card with that GPU, but it runs almost $300. You'd have to upgrade the PSU in there, but Seasonic makes a 250W unit that will fit with minimal modding.
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Originally Posted by Zap View Post

If you don't mind the weight, Antec ISK 300-150 is slim and somewhat capable. And if you have the budget, you can put a Radeon 7850 in there. One company makes a low profile single slot card with that GPU, but it runs almost $300. You'd have to upgrade the PSU in there, but Seasonic makes a 250W unit that will fit with minimal modding.
The half height cards really cost double their full sized counterpoints! I think using a pcie riser would be more affordable and allow for better cooling.

Also we can add a new contender to the list with the Ibuypower's Revolt. Looks pretty cool and has a better price than the other three.
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The half height cards really cost double their full sized counterpoints!

They do not, as long as you stick with "common" low profile cards. Sure, those crazy one-off PCB designs like that 7850 will be expensive, but the 7750 low profile costs around the same as normal cards.
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About a year ago I made a scratch build a lot like what you guys are talking about. I'm about to resume work on my project and I'd appreciate all of your input. Come cast your vote in the ThreeZero Slim 2013 Design Poll
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