When you think of “compact” or “small form factor”, it’s all too easy to make the leap to “weak” or “underpowered”, but AVADirect
’s two new small systems are anything but. The company announced a compact gaming system and a workstation, and both systems pack a wallop.
The Compact Gaming PC can be configured with an Intel Core i7-3930K or Core i7-3960K Extreme, up to 32GB of DDR3-1333MHz memory, up to two HDDs or SSDs, and up to a pair of graphics cards. The system also boasts a liquid cooling system and a chassis designed for easy portability.
Compact Gaming PC
Like the Compact Gaming PC, the Workstation PC features a six-core Intel Core i7 CPU and liquid cooling, and it also supports up to 32GB of DDR3-2400 memory, up to four SATA drives, server-grade SAS drives, RAID 0/1/10/5, and a microATX chassis.
As configured on their respective product pages, you can snag a reasonably well-spec’d version of the Compact Gaming PC or Workstation PC for $1,853.33 or $1,886.86, respectively. Of course, you can customize either system to your heart’s delight, so that price will likely go up somewhat, but either system appears to be a pretty sweet deal.