BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

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colin2
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BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

Post by colin2 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:48 pm

http://www.gigabyte.us/press-center/new ... x?nid=1208

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/list.aspx?s=47&ck=104

Could be fanless, but I see no clear pictures of its insides.

what alerted me: discussion at the very end of this video: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7004/giga ... neup-video

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Re: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

Post by Tephras » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:42 pm

It is not fanless:

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Re: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

Post by colin2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:01 am

Ah, well. Thanks for finding that. Doesn't look too promising noisewise. Is the mobo a standard form factor or Gigabyte's invention?

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Re: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

Post by HFat » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:21 am

It's not a form factor we've seen many cases being made for in retail channels anyway.

It's hard to be fanless AND small with mainstream CPU.

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Re: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

Post by capecodbackup » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:31 am

I am very interested in how silent this is. Also, there are a few cases being made by third parties for this new "NUC" sized mainboard. Forget who, Silverstone maybe?

I want the 65 watt Haswell version :)

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Re: BRIX: Gigabyte's NUC equivalent?

Post by Jay_S » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:58 am

The Core i3 BRIX is starting to appear in retail channels.

Newegg has model# GB-XM12-3227 for $299 (+ shipping)

It's $10 more than the Core i3 NUC, but that buys you
  • a slightly faster CPU
  • HDMI + mini display port instead of dual HDMI
  • the power cable!
  • USB 3 (2 ports)
  • mini PCIe WIFI adapter
CPU = Core i3-3227U (ark.intel.com)
it's the only jib I got, baby

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