EVGA announces the Minibox, a tiny mini-ITX barebone PC
June 5, 2013 | 08:47
EVGA has entered the barebone PC / case market with an absolutely tiny mini-ITX system called the EVGA Minibox.
Measuring little more than 30cm deep and 30cm tall (the unit isn't final so dimensions aren't yet available), the system is by far the smallest mini-ITX system we've ever seen, yet it can still house an Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan and 2x2.5in drives.
The reason the system can be so small is because it uses a custom, pre-fitted, power supply that is only around an inch deep and runs along the entire length of the bottom of the case. Rated at 500W, it will power the likes of the GTX Titan as well as the latest flagship Haswell CPU the Intel Core i7-4770k.
Although users can add their choice of CPU cooler, other cooling options are fixed with two 92mm fans in the roof and an 80mm fan in the PSU.
EVGA had the new system running the Unigine benchmark with the abve components fitted and it was clearly stable and not too noisy so running such a high-end system should be not just possible but practical.
As the product isn't quite finalised yet we don't yet have an indication of price, but given that it includes a PSU it's likely to be over £150. EVGA also confirmed it is is working on a version that is an inch or two taller but that has room in the roof for a water-cooling radiator.
Although not completed yet the company still expects the Minibox to arrive within the next few months.