I am currently working on an idea to start a brand which would be specialized in All in One PC Barebones.
So I wanted to ask you if there is any interest for such a thing?
The focus is on a configurable system, like a desktop case, but this one here has already a build in mITX mainboard, monitor, speakers and everything is already cabled.
The power supply is external to save space and especially to keep the AIO as narrow as possible.
The lid on the back can be pushed open after only 2 screws have been removed, so it is very easy to maintain.
The technical data in a short overview:
Monitor: 27 "Full-HD, AH-IPS, Frameless Design
mITX, modified with a 90 degree rotated PCIe slot for the graphics card H110 chipset 2x RAM slots DDR4-SODIMM 1x mini PCIe slot 1x MSata Slot 1x 2.5 inch Sata connector Graphics card: Power over PCIe lane (NVIDIA GTX 1050TI, Radeon RX460, etc.) , with additional PSU up to Zotac NVIDIA GTX 1080 Mini
Power supply: External with 3 pin safety plug and 180W power , additional 250W PSU for Graphics cards with 6-8 pin Connector.
2xUSB 3.0 RJ45 connector 4xUSB 2.0 SD card reader 1x HDMI-IN (for graphics card routing) 1x HDMI OUT 1x3.5mm stereo jack 1x3.5mm microphone jack Stereo speakers (believe it or not, they sound decent)
Here are some Pics from my Testsample:
I would really appreciate your feedback, thanks in advance!
Late 2012 13" Retina Macbook Pro (i7, 8GB RAM) Akitio Thunder2 enclosure ZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB mini Rocksoul Xbox One power supply MyDigitalSSD 512GB USB 3.0 USAP SSD
I recently acquired a Akitio along with the GTX 1060. I am currently running this from a Xbox One power supply that I hacked together to be compatible with a barrel plug and 6 pin for the GPU. The adapter is only like $30 unlike the DA-2's which to be older and may not be as reliable. It powers it up and is working as expected! I will be posting a general guide on using the Xbox One PSU as a viable replacement instead of the DA-2 since this is lighter and more compact.
I cannot comment on how this setup working in OSX as I am only currently running Windows and have no desire to for OSX.
I have a blog article here on installing Windows to an SSD for OSX. I will be posting a better write up of the eGPU on there as well.
And pictures to follow:
Woman Wins $10,000 From Microsoft After Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade
Good for her! She deserves it based on their bad behavior. Too bad the award doesn't have 5 or 6 more zeroes to the left of the decimal point. The Redmond Mafia needs to learn a lesson for their bad behavior, and that tiny little slap on the wrist will only represent a minor inconvenience to them. They deserve to draw back a bloody stump.
Unfortunately, the wickedness of Micro$loth knows no boundaries. They think they own us and our computers. This is what I use to kill all of the spyware and telemetry trash in Windows 10, block all updates and permanently expunge all of the bloatware apps and Windows Store garbage. It also kills and deletes OneDrive and disables (rather than only muting) UAC. Works great... very nice tool IMHO.
Destroy Windows Spying
I have also found third-party tweaks to replace the hideous giant calculator with the older version, completely kill the obnoxious Security Center nag-o-rama and exterminate Cortana.
Notwithstanding the tacky-looking aesthetics that remain (nasty abuse of white and pastel colors akin to the Windows 8.X abortion) it's fairly decent if you go to enough trouble to correct all of their mistakes. Performance in some things is still inferior to Windows 7, unfortunately. I pointed that out as an 'Insider' quite some time ago, but they apparently do not plan to fix it. They started hindering CPU performance in Windows 8.X and they must think it's OK since they are leaving it messed up from then until now.
Blizzard's new Overwatch game was a risky move for a company that has never created a team shooter before but if we go by the amount of people that played it and the time spent in the game, it is easy to see the game is on the fast path to success. Blizzard issued a press release stating that Overwatch is Blizzard's biggest open beta ever with 9.7 million global players spread across the PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Players logged in over 4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) across more than 37 million matches in the game. According to Blizzpro, if you're looking to compare Overwatch to other recent betas as a measure of success, The Division beta had 6.4 million players, Destiny had 4.6 million while Star Wars Battlefront beta had 9 million players.
In addition, to make it crystal clear that Blizzard is taking Overwatch very seriously, they also released a statement today letting the community know that they intend to crack down on cheaters in the game by banning them for life and will provide years of support for Overwatch - this should be of great comfort to many players that were concerned if certain pro players were cheating and whether Blizzard would say or do anything about it.
Click the spoiler below for Blizzard's full press release: