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post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by stealthybox View Post

This is pretty inaccurate.
This system is surprisingly competitive with current DIY SFF prices.
And no, there aren't any nice, slim mITX cases out there yet that are for the consumer.

The major design feature, implemented with systems like the X51, ReVolt, and FNW Tiki, has to do with the positioning of the GPU.
There is a very small amount of these cases on the market right now. Most of them are tailored for the server market, and almost everything at this moment is sold by a boutique.

The market will change eventually, but for now, iBuyPower's ReVolt is the only economically sensible option for this particular SFF layout.

It's also possible to use an A10 5800K or the upcoming 6800K. No need for a GPU. Just get a decent slim CPU cooler and fast RAM.

The only obvious downside with that slim build is that it would be weaker than an i5 3750K + 7970 or 680 build.
post #42 of 47
At least in my country there are countless varieties of SFF cases you can choose, thank god they don't look like a skip

But stuffing a IVB into a TINY SFF? That's asking for thermal trouble!
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post #43 of 47
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At least in my country there are countless varieties of SFF cases you can choose, thank god they don't look like a skip

But stuffing a IVB into a TINY SFF? That's asking for thermal trouble!

 

Not really, many folks over estimate the heat output of Ivy Bridge systems.

 

You have to remember, that while the temps may be higher than Sandy Bridge; the chips are actually more efficient.

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post #44 of 47
For $35 you can put an H60 equivalent in the revolt, temps for reasonable clocks will not be a problem
   
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post #45 of 47
How many times do I need to tell you people!?

People will pay for the smallest PC they can get. If it packs enough firepower, then sure, why not?
     
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post #46 of 47
It looks like complete garbage, I wish Silverstone, Lian Li or Fractal Design would make a case that basically looks exactly like this: http://www.origenae.co.kr/en/htpc_s8.htm

How hard is it? The Tiki is the only one that looks professional but it is not horizontal.

I swear if one of those companies released something that looked like that with the gpu "bay" so to speak surrounded in sound dampening material matched with the air vents the entire length of the underside of the chasis it would sell in the tens of thousands once Steam Big Picture is more common. Likely when Valve formally releases their version.

- I don't want a cd drive bay
- An internal 2.5 and 3.5 mount for an SSD boot drive and 2TB HD
- 2 front mounted USB 3.0 ports
- M-ITX support only
- Support PSU capable of handling a GTX 680 or 7970 comfortably.

From there I would solder an internal Microsoft 360 receiver for 360 gamepad support so I don't have it dangling off the box, disable motherboard vender / windows splash screens and have Steam Big Picture start on bootup.

You don't need a closed water cooled loop in something like this, you'd be fine with a slight overclock with the stock cooler which is basically silent.
post #47 of 47
Man, that case is nasty looking! Looks like very cheap plastic you could mold with a finger nail.
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