Mini ITX

On Tuesday Lian Li introduced its PC-Q37 mini-ITX chassis designed for performance and modding enthusiasts based around small-form factor systems. The miniature PC case can accommodate high-end hardware and has two windows to show off custom liquid cooling and lighting effects. The Lian Li PC-Q37 chassis uses a two-compartment design that allows maximizing cooling and storage capabilities of the system. One of the chambers houses the power supply along with HDDs and/or SSDs, whereas another chamber accommodates the motherboard, graphics card, memory and cooling. In total, the PC-Q37 can fit in three storage devices into a special rack featuring rubber vibration-dampening pads. The case is compatible only with mini-ITX motehrboards but can easily house a high-performance video card that up to 320 mm long (which...

Best Mini-ITX Motherboards: Holiday 2013

As part of a stream on holiday buying guides (Black Friday and jolly Noël around the corner), here is my take on the season’s mini-ITX offerings, covering both AMD...

34 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2013

ASRock Z87E-ITX Review: Motherboard Juxtaposition

In the office I am currently running through a series of smaller sized motherboards – both micro-ATX and mini-ITX. Due to the size, there is plenty of scope...

43 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2013

iBUYPOWER Releases M8 Mini-ITX Gaming System

iBUYPOWER is no stranger to these parts; we reviewed a few of their desktop and laptop systems over the years. They're now one of the larger boutique PC vendors...

36 by Jarred Walton on 10/25/2013

ECS Reveals Bay Trail-D Mini-ITX Line

With Intel's Bay Trail platform and Silvermont Atom cores in the news for tablets, we have spotted their use in mini-ITX platforms as far pack as Computex 2013 where...

41 by Ian Cutress on 10/23/2013

MSI Z87I Review: Mini-ITX Haswell for $140

I am always excited when a mini-ITX motherboard bound for the mainstream market crosses my desk. In a small PCB, compared to full sized ATX, it can be...

47 by Ian Cutress on 8/27/2013

GIGABYTE F2A85XN-WiFi Review: FM2 and Richland in mini-ITX

Mini-ITX is an exciting form factor, as with every CPU generation we can make something small and faster with better features over the previous gen. GIGABYTE recently released a...

32 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2013

Lian Li PC-TU100 Mini-ITX Case Review

A year and a half ago, we reviewed Lian Li's PC-TU200, a decent but flawed portable enclosure. Has Lian Li improved on that design with the PC-TU100?

23 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2013

PC-Q30: A New Curved Mini-ITX Chassis from Lian Li with an Acrylic Window

For many users who have gone to a large LAN event, taking stock of all the crazy PC builds is part of the experience. Some users modify the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2013

SilverStone Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX Case Review

Continuing our series of reviews of smaller enclosures, we take a look at one of the smallest of all: SilverStone's impressively diminutive Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX case.

51 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/13/2013

Revolution or Evolution? ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini On Show

A noticeable trend in the current desktop ecosystem is towards the small, as evidenced by the Intel NUC and successes of mini-ITX products like the BitFenix Prodigy. Users...

39 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2013

iBuyPower Revolt System Review: Closing the Boutique and Opening the Store

At CES 2013, the PC boutique iBuyPower announced a product that's in many ways much more than the sum of its parts. They announced the Revolt, a small form...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/16/2013

ECS Shows Off Thin Mini-ITX Boards and AIO Touchscreens

ECS invited us to stop by and we expected the usual assortment of motherboards and such. Much to our surprise, they only brought a few mITX boards at their...

4 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

Sapphire mITX and a Budget Tahiti GPU

Like most graphics companies, Sapphire didn’t have anything major to announce at CES. Their suite was mostly dedicated to showing off their Mini-ITX Edge VS boxes, which were launched...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

iBuyPower Releases the Revolt Fully Custom Compact Gaming PC

The past two years has seen system integrators start to really diversify amongst themselves, but iBuyPower and CyberPowerPC in particular have been making strong inroads into retail. This CES...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Holiday 2012 Small Form Factor Buyer's Guide

There have been many interesting developments in the small form factor market segment since our last SFF buyer's guide. Specifically, current-generation Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs and AMD Trinity APUs...

74 by Zach Throckmorton on 12/5/2012

Fractal Design Node 304 mITX Case Review: Paving the Way to the Future

We've said it before but it bears repeating: desktop systems are getting smaller. ATX is becoming less and less necessary, and mini-ITX-based machines more and more offer the same...

78 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/23/2012

DigitalStorm Bolt Gaming System Review: It's Little But It's Fierce

Since I've started reviewing boutique desktops I've been of the opinion that while they're not strictly for enthusiasts, the enthusiast market is one that boutiques can tap into by...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/24/2012

Antec ISK 110 VESA Case Review: Just About As Small As It Gets

We've been having a good run of Mini-ITX cases lately, but most of those cases are designed to still be able to support what are essentially fully-powered systems: standard...

54 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/31/2012

SilverStone Sugo SG05: The Mini-ITX Standard Bearer

We've been looking at a few mini-ITX enclosures as of late, an interest sparked largely by the surprise success of the Bitfenix Prodigy and the general industry tend towards...

70 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/19/2012

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 Tiny System Review: Pint-Sized Power

It's hard not to notice the direction computing is going, both in the enterprise and at home. Notebooks are getting thinner and lighter, tablets are taking off, and on...

62 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/17/2012

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