Monday, December 26th 2016

GIGABYTE Intros BRIX Gaming GT Desktop

GIGABYTE introduced a new line of compact desktops designed for serious gaming, the BRIX Gaming GT series. Measuring 276 mm x 384 mm x 128 mm (DxHxW), this desktop has the chops for gaming at 1440p or even 4K Ultra HD, although GIGABYTE is marketing this as the ideal desktop for VR gaming in the living room. Its case features a chimney-type common air channel that pushes hot air from top-vents. A 400W custom-design PSU powers the machine.

Under the hood is an Intel Core i7-6700K quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, 32 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM memory, a 240 GB M.2 SSD, an additional 1 TB 2.5-inch HDD, and a vacant 2.5-inch drive bay. Audio is care of a Realtek ALC1150 HDA codec, backed by TI Burr Brown OPA2134 AMP circuit over the headphones jack. Networking includes an Intel 3165NGW dual-band 802.11ac WLAN with dual Bluetooth 4.0 interfaces, and Killer E2400 gigabit Ethernet. Other connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (of which one is type-C), four USB 3.0 ports (of which one is type-C, total two type-C ports), and 6-channel audio. Windows 10 comes pre-installed. GIGABYTE didn't reveal pricing.
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26 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros BRIX Gaming GT Desktop

#1
ernorator
I would like to see stress temps
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#2
Mistral
Another chassis that's useless for people whit pets, but good effort.
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#3
azdesign
OMG gigabyte what are you doing? This is BRIX which should looks like a brick as usual. This... this is hideous and I bet this will get hot and throttled very quickly.
Zotac's Magnus series is smaller and have (from the looks) better airflow compared to this.
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#4
HimymCZe
So the GPU is blowING down the base? S.M.A.R.T.!
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
HimymCZe said:
So the GPU is blowING down the base? S.M.A.R.T.!
That card has a top-flow cooler, it's blowing air in four directions, a small fraction of which is going down, yes.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
When people see the temps, they'll sh1t BRIX
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#7
zo0lykas
its no 2010, when GPU work HOT, look nowadays at GPU, work at silence and cold, sure i cant guarante about cpu, cuz not much size for normal cooler :/

FreedomEclipse said:
When people see the temps, they'll sh1t BRIX
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#8
brunello
zo0lykas said:
its no 2010, when GPU work HOT, look nowadays at GPU, work at silence and cold, sure i cant guarante about cpu, cuz not much size for normal cooler :/
still that gpu is dumping approx 150/180w directly in the chassis, I don't think the temps are going to be acceptable without any extracting fan
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#9
owen10578
Who the hell at Gigabyte thought an open air cooler is a great idea in such a case. Where di they expect the fans to suck in and expel heat to. Their Twin Turbo series blower cards would've work better here.
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#10
TheinsanegamerN
zo0lykas said:
its no 2010, when GPU work HOT, look nowadays at GPU, work at silence and cold, sure i cant guarante about cpu, cuz not much size for normal cooler :/
It doesnt matter how efficient you GPU is, put it in a tiny box and it will overheat.

The airflow on this case is almost nonexistent. I am guessing near throttling temperatures, like every other pre made chassis out there.
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#11
ADHDGAMING
TheinsanegamerN said:
It doesnt matter how efficient you GPU is, put it in a tiny box and it will overheat.

The airflow on this case is almost nonexistent. I am guessing near throttling temperatures, like every other pre made chassis out there.
Lets all get in our time machines and go back in time to when the 1080s were temp throttling in under 2seconds ... That thing is going to get warm, also y make it look like a new age PS3. I am betting that the huge curve is where the GPU and fans (if any) will be sitting.
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#12
TheGuruStud
A laptop that you can't even use as a laptop. What a pile of dung.
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#13
ensabrenoir
....dont see what the problem is.....coolest looking hepa-filter I've ever seen....even plays games.
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#14
trog100
a 400 watt psu aint gonna generate much heat and people are over quick to mouth off and assume gigabyte are idiots and dont know how to build a PC..

i am pretty sure they do.. far more so than some of the people making comment in this thread.. he he

trog
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#15
KainXS
This.things bigger than a phat ps3 and its not even shaped like a brick, what were they thinking putting it under the brix name. -_-
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#16
zelnep
I checked the images and specs... for no particular reason started to wonder - if a hard drive melts - should it be called a soft drive then?
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#17
mstenholm
trog100 said:
a 400 watt psu aint gonna generate much heat and people are over quick to mouth off and assume gigabyte are idiots and dont know how to build a PC..

i am pretty sure they do.. far more so than some of the people making comment in this thread.. he he

trog
Would you buy it?
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#18
TheGuruStud
trog100 said:
a 400 watt psu aint gonna generate much heat and people are over quick to mouth off and assume gigabyte are idiots and dont know how to build a PC..

i am pretty sure they do.. far more so than some of the people making comment in this thread.. he he

trog
Just like all those all-in-ones that are ovens?
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#19
Bansaku
Why?! I can guarantee the pricing is not going to be low enough for the average gamer to purchase, and given it's form factor and lack of (easy) upgradability will scare away hard-core enthusiasts. And then there is the heat issue.... ya thanks but no f'n thanks!

:toast:
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#20
raptori
Have fun selling high end desktop is such stupid design along with your fans with grind issues on top of it .
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#21
Fluffmeister
ernorator said:
I would like to see stress temps

We get it, there is a reason your 290X is under water.
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#22
owen10578
trog100 said:
a 400 watt psu aint gonna generate much heat and people are over quick to mouth off and assume gigabyte are idiots and dont know how to build a PC..

i am pretty sure they do.. far more so than some of the people making comment in this thread.. he he

trog
Considering the BRIX Gaming 760 PC they did throttled like a boss and overheats and is louder than satan's fart yes I would expect the possibility of Gigabyte screwing up this one too.
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#23
TheinsanegamerN
ADHDGAMING said:
Lets all get in our time machines and go back in time to when the 1080s were temp throttling in under 2seconds ... That thing is going to get warm, also y make it look like a new age PS3. I am betting that the huge curve is where the GPU and fans (if any) will be sitting.
Did you mean 480s?
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#24
gdallsk
Looks like a mutated PS3 Super Slim.
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#25
MintCondition
Finally a powerful mini PC without a stupid external power supply (or even two).
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