Dream big with this tiny Ivy Bridge and Kepler powered mini-ITX system
Subject: Systems | May 14, 2012 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: SFF, CoolIT Eco II 140, EVGA GTX 670 SuperClocked, i7-3770k
Legit Reviews didn't let a fear of overheating prevent them from building a very powerful Ivy Bridge based SFF PC that is a lot more than just an HTPC. While a system with an EVGA GTX 670 SuperClocked card in it can handle HTPC duties it will only really shine when you game on it. Thanks to a CoolIT Eco II 140 Liquid Cooler for the CPU and a conveniently placed intake fan to cool the GPU they fit the entire system inside a Cubitek Mini ICE ITX case. It might have ended up costing just over $2500 but this is one compact gaming beast that can hit P8649 on 3DMark11!
"Building a Small Form Factor Mini-ITX computer can be challenging, but it is worth the extra work as the end result can be amazing. We managed to stuff a ton of enthusiast grade hardware into a PC case that measures just 9.06" x 12.33" x 14.29" (WxHxD)! We still ran into a few minor issues here and there, but at the end of the day it all worked out and the system came out just how we wanted it to. Our dream mini-ITX system is ready for any task you want to throw at it!"
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- iBUYPOWER Erebus GT Review: Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 in SLI @ AnandTech
- sus Essentio CM6870 Review @ TechReviewSource