News MSI teases mini-ITX gaming gear

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Tyrmot

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    This is a cool idea, I hope more manufacturers get on board with this. Miniaturising rigs has to be next way forward surely..?
     
  3. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Glad to see more single 8pins PCIe power connectors instead of 2x 6pins. The cooler on that GPU look similar to the one used on Asus DirectCU mini (GTX670 / 760). Wouldn't be surprised if it was in fact the same :D. Only the fan blades profile seams different.
     
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    To me this is excellent news.

    Like Tyrmot said, I really hope this inspires and motivates other manufacturers to follow suit. I regret going mATX with my upgrade and with cases like the Bit-Fenix Phenom coming out, I really wish I had waited. Still, by the time I'm ready to upgrade again we'll have an array of decent mITX components... hopefully.
     
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    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    I was gonna say, haven't I seen that design someone before? :idea: I suppose if you can't innovate, imitate.
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I guess there's not so many possible solutions (except going watercooling). But Asus was first :D.
     
  7. Jack_Pepsi

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    Turns out it's a GTX 760 that lil card.

    :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    That card does look quite a lot like the Asus card :p

    Not that I mind, more companies looking to do that kind of thing sounds good to me.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    And the CPU socket again makes it unusable for any air cooler bigger than stock cooler, with the rare exceptions like HR-02 mounted wrong way, or small coolers like NH-U9B.

    What is so hard to understand in the fact, that if your CPU socket is next to the PCI-E slot, you will block the PCI-E slot with big coolers in bigger ITX cases like Bitfenix cases, or if you want to use coolers like NH-L12. :wallbash: So it is still only ASUS or EVGA for me (at least i don't feel the need to upgrade from my Sandy/Ivy Bridge ITX systems so far).
     
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    Would hate needing to upgrade or replace the GPU at some point and having very little options.
     
  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Phenom comes in micro-ATX too ;)
     
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    The thing I love about the Prodigy is the board position which isn't the same with the Prodigy M or the Phenom. To me they both look a mess inside with that orientation.
     
  15. Evolutionsic

    Evolutionsic Gives credit where its due

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    Yes but the question is!! will that board work or will it just light up and look fancy?

    msi /faceplant
     
  16. Xir

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    You're right...

    There wouldn't be a miniITX version of the Gryphon on the way, would there? :D

    (Also, is Bit ever going to test a Gryphon?)
     
  17. Jack_Pepsi

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    Yeah, I thought about replacing my Arc Mini with the Phenom but I really want to change my set up to mITX, just it's all frivolous spending I can't afford.
     

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