Gigabyte’s newest Brix PC is tiny and aimed at gamers, but is still DIY-themed

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Gigabyte is once again making a push in the small form factor computing space with a new addition to its Brix lineup. Dubbed the Brix Gaming, this desktop combines the compact nature of previous Brix PCs, while also sporting some DIY aspects, like the BRIX Pro before it.

First, the specs. The Gigabyte Brix Gaming will wield an Intel Core i5-4200H processor clocked at 2.8GHz, with Turbo Boost upping that to 3.4GHz when applicable. Graphics processing will be handled by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 card. Port selection consists of four USB 3.0 ports, dual mini-HDMI ports, one mini-DisplayPort, Ethernet, and headphone/mic jacks. Gigabyte will also ship a VESA mounting bracket with the Brix Gaming. Wireless connectivity will come courtesy of 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. At some point this August, the Brix Gaming will also be offered with a Core i7 CPU, but the GeForce GTX 760 graphics card is expected to stay put.

Measuring  5.04 x 4.54 x 2.35 inches, the Gigabyte Brix Gaming is teeny tiny, and can fit almost anywhere. Keep in mind though that, considering this will have dedicated graphics, you’ll likely pay a steep price for the design itself.

If you hope to attend a LAN party with the Brix Gaming in tow, you’ll still have to BYOC (the C stands for components). This rig doesn’t ship with storage, or RAM, so keep that in mind before you make your purchase. The Brix Gaming can accommodate up to 16GB of RAM, and packs a pair of memory slots on its motherboard. On the storage front, you can outfit the Brix Gaming with a 2.5-inch drive, and/or an mSATA drive.

At this point, pricing and availability information for the Gigabyte Brix Gaming is unavailable.

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