Gaming desktops, by and large, are large. Ahem, or should we say,
"towering?" Either way, the bulk of hardcore gaming desktops on the
market today ship in massive cases, with plenty of room for extra PCIe
cards, hard drives, and pretty much anything else you'd want to toss in
there. But small form factor systems have a place in all of this as
well, as shown by companies such as Shuttle. Origin PC is a company that
started with just a towering desktop option, but as business has
progressed, they've seen fit to reveal an SFF
box as well.
This week, they're introducing the Chronos, a smaller system that touts
Intel's 2nd-gen Core processors, a smaller-than-average footprint (great
for studio apartments or college dorm rooms), a slew of customization
options, support for a full-length GPU
, cable management support, room
for two graphics card and 16GB of memory, and an optional SSD. The rig
supports MicroATX and MiniATX mainboards, and while it's hardly "small,"
it's about as small as it could be without sacrificing functionality.
You can buy one with an overclock 4.7GHz CPU, NVIDIA / ATI SLI
configurations, etc., but the starting price sits at just $966, and it
can be ordered now.