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Gigabyte  GB-BXA8G-8890
9.4 out of 10

Gigabyte GB-BXA8G-8890

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Overall 8
8.0

It does some cool stuff

Kevin H., Newegg
26 January 2015
  • Summary: It's cool. It's tiny. It does more then you would think something this size would do. If there are ever invaders you could throw it at them and it would hurt like a brick.
  • Pros: First off I didn't get this from Newegg I bought it on CL for $250 with a hard drive and 2gb ram already attached which at that price point it's FANTASTIC I knew not to expect much after reading reviews but I'm very surprised at the power to size ratio. This isn't a gaming PC in the sense of a tr...
  • Cons: It's hot and not silent. It runs hot, but in a cool room I personally haven't noticed throttling... yet... it might be and I'm just not noticing or not pushing it hard enough. It can get kind very hot and loudish at full gaming. I'm going to be looking for thermal workarounds such as adding two f...
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Overall 10
10

Great tiny HTPC

Bruce T., Newegg
5 December 2014
  • Summary: This little thing is awesome as an HTPC. Bolts right up to back of the TV. Using a Logitech K830 backlit keyboard/mouse combo. Sounds quiet to me. Fast, constant AC WiFi at my house.
  • Pros: Win 8.1 SSD Full Size HDMI VESA Mount AC WiFi Bluetooth
  • Cons: Could use more memory 2Gb, as I have the Cyberpower Version.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great potential

Nathan L., Newegg
5 December 2014
  • Summary: I bought this unit understanding that it won't be up to par with a traditional PC build. This, however, should not dissuade you from buying this as an HTPC or LAN gaming device. I was pleasantly surprised at the easy setup!
  • Pros: +Can run games at 1080 +Good multi-core application compatibility +Runs great on Windows 8.1 +Portability
  • Cons: -Bad single-core application performance -Heat dissipation is mediocre -Wifi struggles when using VESA mount in an enclosed space -BIOS is a struggle to update -Don't expect to run "Ultra" quality settings
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Overall 8
8.0

Not THAT bad of a machine

Eric H., Newegg
11 July 2014
  • Summary: I wrote this because this machine doesn't deserve the lone one star review. I have personally not had a single crash on this machine. The previous reviewer could have had a bad SSD (I recommend the Crucial drives) In case anyone is considering the much more expensive Nvidia Brix over this one, I ran...
  • Pros: Itty bitty form factor. The most power you're going to get in this small of a package Great for throwing into a bag and taking to work, hotel etc with a couple controllers or even a pico projector hehe Maxes out quite a few new games that I've tried @ 25-30FPS such as Bioshock:Infinite
  • Cons: If you have this thing sitting at your desk, prepare to game on with headphones... The cooling system desperately needs to be redesigned. Both the CPU and GPU on this machine throttle down to around 60% due to overheating after only 5 minutes or so of heavy use. This has less to do i think with t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible hair dryer of constant crashing

JOSHUA N., Newegg
28 February 2014
  • Summary: This excitement at moving away from flaky, large, noisy custom-built PCs to custom designed Windows PCs that show Apple-like attention to detail has been put paid by this much louder machine that crashes virtually constantly, runs its CPU at idle around 90c, and screams like a angry banshee when...
  • Pros: It runs TF2 at 60fps at 1920x1200. It boots fast with Windows 8.1.
  • Cons: It screams like a banshee, it crashes constantly. Plastic exterior shell components show hairline scratches and signs of wear.
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