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Gigabyte GB-BXI7-4770R
9.1 out of 10

Gigabyte GB-BXI7-4770R

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Overall 10
10

Perfect

Gustavo N., Newegg
6 June 2015
  • Pros: Very small formfactor and powerful as a big PC. Runs a little hot sometimes and fan gets noisy, but its understandable.
  • Cons: Loud fan sometimes
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Overall 8
8.0

Fan Question

Keith D., Newegg
11 May 2015
  • Summary: One guy on here said he placed the MB inside a new box with a better fan and it reduces the noise level significantly. Can anyone PM me a proper small case/housing with optimal cooling system in order to make this build? Trying to make music with this and not digging fan noise.
  • Pros: Powerful
  • Cons: Fan Noise
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Overall 8
8.0

A big computer in a little box

Paul F., Newegg
24 March 2015
  • Summary: System runs great after I repackaged the MB in a new box with a better fan. Runs so quiet now I sometimes wonder if it is still running or powered on. I will have to do this with my other 5 BRIX units too.
  • Pros: Small Form Factor Fast Computing Speed Ease of configuration Build options Quality
  • Cons: Fan is a little noisy when running at peak. Fan not large enough to keep system cool under heavy loads. Heat buildup can corrupt data on MSata drives. USB 3 ports drop/disconnect external USB 2 drives when using some USB keyboards and mice(USB powered hub needed for keyboard and mouse.)
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for Hackintosh

Kevin H., Newegg
15 February 2015
  • Summary: Was easy to build a Hackintosh OSX Yosemite running on this, the only problem is the Audio is unsupported and requires some extra hacking to work and the HDMI audio is also difficult under OSX. Aside from these issues I have a much faster and higher performance Mac Mini clone.
  • Pros: Easy to configure, powerful cpu, and performance.
  • Cons: Heatsink fan noisy, bad audio ALC269 chip that nobody uses, could use a quieter fan. More USB ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast and small, but noisy.

Justin O., Newegg
27 January 2015
  • Summary: This is great if you need something small with a lot of CPU horsepower, but can also hide it in a basement somewhere...
  • Pros: Fast. I'm using this machine as a Plex transcode box. Depending on the content the transcode speed has been up to 25 X, which is great. Small. It's coffee mug size.
  • Cons: Loud. In normal usage, it's fine, but the second that you start to tax the CPU you hear the tiny fan spin up to VERY audible levels. This thing sits inside of my media cabinet, which may not have the best ventilation, but even when moved outside it's loud. Next time, make something three inches t...
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Overall 10
10

BRIX GB-BXi7 4770R is GREAT

William R., Newegg
29 December 2014
  • Summary: We have deployed 5 of these so far and they are our new corporate standard PC. They build quality is excellent, the performance is FANTASTIC and the ease of building and deploying them is a real plus.
  • Pros: Size Form Factor Speed Ease of configuration Build options Quality Fit-and-finish Reliability Functionality
  • Cons: One HDMI port
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Overall 2
2.0

RMA quality control is terrible, too

Steven M., Newegg
17 December 2014
  • Pros: Nice form factor when it works.
  • Cons: I wrote earlier that my unit died after 8 months. I just got my RMAed unit back, and it is still dead. It will not POST and never even gets to the BIOS. It seems as though Gigabyte's techs either didn't fix it properly, or it has broken again in the time it took to ship it home. In either case, I...
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Overall 2
2.0

Neat, but died after 8 months

Steven M., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Summary: I liked the form factor, and was even willing to look past the fan noise generally, but its sudden death at a young age makes me wonder if there are quality issues with the power supply or the thermal system.
  • Pros: Nice compact form factor, peppy graphics, great Linux support, no problem driving two monitors.
  • Cons: It gets very hot and the fan is very loud when you perform any task that is somewhat demanding. The tip of my headphones or USB devices would sometime get hot while it was plugged in. And of course, to top it off, it died after 8 months. It powered off overnight and now will not boot, with a flas...
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Overall 4
4.0

Will not see drives

Jarred L., Newegg
30 October 2014
  • Summary: Too bad. I would by 20 of these for my server farm if they worked.
  • Pros: These are awesome. I bought 2 of them, 1 is working perfectly, But the other one isn't
  • Cons: One of the units will not recognize any SATA drive in the sata port. I put a mSata drive in to see if it would help and it did, it recognized it for about an hour but now will not see that either. looks like a dud
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Overall 10
10

Quick and Easy

Jennifer C., Newegg
23 October 2014
  • Pros: Everything worked out of the box. Assembled, mounted onto monitor, and off to the races. The system is very quick and can handle anything I throw at it.
  • Cons: Makes the monitor a bit top heavy. I have it on a mobile desk, so I have to be careful when moving it.
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