Tag Archives: Mini-ITX

Mini Gaming Marvels: The Latest Compact Gaming PC Options…

There has often been an important compromise to consider when deciding on your next gaming rig. Do you settle for a large power-hungry box with extreme performance or sacrifice performance for a more compact gaming rig? While the first option is the often-selected solution there are situations that make the second option desirable for many. Those of us with small apartments and little space, or the requirement for a portable system, and then there are the power conscious amongst us. For many a better balance is an interesting proposition and in recent months these options have become quite interesting.

Headlining these options this month Zotac released the ZBox Magnus EN1080K ultra compact cube, while Intel has had tongues wagging around the internet with the release of their Hades Canyon BUC8i7HVK, both of which are extremely compact and surprisingly powerful gaming rigs. Both extremely enticing options but can they beat building your own mini gaming rig?

Continue reading Mini Gaming Marvels: The Latest Compact Gaming PC Options…

The Commodore Amiga Mini, Amiga Insanity At It’s Very Best…

Commodore USA, the makers of the Über cool retro PC’s has released a mini model. Absent from this model are any styling queues from the Amiga’s of old, but it does carry the brand and logo of the computer many people loved.

Internally the Amiga Mini is PC all the way. With Intel Core-i7, 16GB of Ram and a GeForce GT 430 GPU all sitting atop a Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme motherboard. A 1TB 2.5-inch laptop hard drive is included standard, with the option to switch to an SSD. A slot loading BluRay drive rounds-out the spec. This may actually be the most powerful Amiga every released.

The small 7.5 inch square – 3 inches tall – chassis is constructed entirely of highly polished aluminium with space for two 2.5 inch hard drives internally. Displayed prominently on the front of the case is the Commodore logo, with the Amiga logo front and center, etched into the aluminium itself.

Continue reading The Commodore Amiga Mini, Amiga Insanity At It’s Very Best…