Thursday, June 6th 2013

EVGA Works On Z87 Stinger-based Pre-Built Gaming Desktops

EVGA is planning a lineup of pre-built mini-ITX gaming desktops, which take advantage of its Z87 Stinger socket LGA1150 motherboard, various choices of 4th generation Core "Haswell" processors, and of course, EVGA-branded graphics cards. These desktops are built into a case custom designed by EVGA called miniBOX, featuring a windowed side-panel, a glossy black front, and a 1U SFF power-supply bearing FSP-Fortron markings. One of the two desktops was fully assembled, running a Z87 Stinger motherboard with Core i7-4770K CPU, a GeForce GTX TITAN, and an SSD. Interestingly, these systems completely lack optical drives, so EVGA will target only those markets in which digital downloads of games (over Steam, Origin, UPlay, etc.,) are prevalent. UPDATE: Actually this units bundle with an 550W FSP PSU and a slimline optical drive which ejects to the side of the case. Currently a DVD-RW is planned, but EVGA is looking to do a BluRay version as well.
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14 Comments on EVGA Works On Z87 Stinger-based Pre-Built Gaming Desktops

#1
btarunr
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Dat PSU fan.
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#2
Lazermonkey
I see they lack an optical drive?

One will simply use a USB optical drive if they need one.

And that fan? lol who knows? maybe it will do it's job and not be a problem. :)
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#3
bim27142
Mini-ITX gaming "mini boxes" is "the" trend now it seems...

And deym i so love Maximus Impact! If the price is right, Stinger will be "stung" :laugh:
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Lazermonkey
I see they lack an optical drive?

One will simply use a USB optical drive if they need one.

And that fan? lol who knows? maybe it will do it's job and not be a problem. :)
I'm not worried about its competence. Dat noise.
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#5
Lazermonkey
by: btarunr
I'm not worried about its competence. Dat noise.
Very good point :)
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#6
ZetZet
Maybe it spins very slow, and psu is semi-passive. Probably spins at 10000rpm tho.
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#7
Ipatinga
PLUS:
- Nice looking case... front panel, side panel, top...
- Would buy one if there where no cons...



CONS:
- Would like to see a fan grill on the back panel (even if it would be for an 8cm fan).
- PSU fan (probably 4cm) does not seem to be a friend of low noise when pushing the system a bit
- Why no option for optical drive? Put one on the lower part of the front panel.
- The top panel could have larger holes... and I hope there is space for 2 fans of 12cm there...
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#8
LDNL
There are smaller solution like the Alienware X51, IBuyPower Revolt and the Falcon Tiki. Pretty sure all of them can match the specs with what evga offers so I would say they are better solutions.
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#9
Jacez
by: btarunr
I'm not worried about its competence. Dat noise.
40mm fans are always noisy? Where do you get this idea?
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Jacez
40mm fans are always noisy? Where do you get this idea?
Maybe not the 40 mm fans you find on retro chipset heatsinks or cheap VGAs, but the ones they use in rackserver PSUs and 1U servers. This PSU appears to use one such fan. Look at the size of that motor.
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#11
Casecutter
I’d think that U1 PSU would need at least 550-600W (while the 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-Express connectors) for a Titan and i7-4770K. Is that standard for sever rack PSU’s?

Notice they've no CPU cooler... how about wedging in one of their Superclock CPU cooler (M020-00-000234)? Any way you look at it as they closed off the front, back and window side panel, and there must be just one fan in the bottom (I see no room under the PSU) while 2 in the top... is that all they intend to cool that box? Also, the only picture with the discreet card installed is the one with the window, it’s length will block air flow. Totally filled with Titan along with one of their Superclock CPU cooler, while under a full stressed load... Good luck with that!
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: btarunr
Dat PSU fan.
Size of a 1U enterprise server PSU. :laugh:
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