I think you have to meet the requirements set in the rules for that sub-forum.
I guess they are a little stricter about who can post there.
This finally showed up on Newegg, I'm not seeing it anywhere else yet:
It's priced at $155, which seems reasonable, given that it's the only card in this class.
So what happened to this:
The little ~50W GPU that could supposedly match the GTX 950 at 86W total system power:
Instead we get a GPU that match the 950.... at about the same power. I thought the whole purpose was to be as energy efficient as possible and comfortably fit into the <75W...
I'm getting the m3 too.
I'm coming from a Surface Pro 2, the original one not the slightly upgraded version. Based on some very quick indirect comparisons (i5 4200 vs i5 5200, i5 5200 vs Broadwell m3, Broadwell m3 vs what Intel says about Skylake m3...) I'm guessing I'll get more or less...
Yeah I think I was seeing the student discount. But on the plus side, getting a student discount applied is really easy, just select a school on the education site.
I called them up and got them to change my existing order, so that works too.
It looks like there is a sale on the Microsoft Store right now on SP4 and the Book (Columbus Day maybe?); it's about $100 off (and up, based on specs) on the SP4, not too bad.
If I'm reading their pre-order policy right it sounds like anyone ordering before the sale will get charged the sale price.
I got my white case today, it would have been Wednesday, but the post office came just a little too early...
Everything works great. The white coating looks really nice. That little bit of extra vertical and horizontal space makes it a lot easier to squeeze everything in.
The top fans are a...
As far as I know it's a firmware limitation. Afterburner won't let me set it below 40% (with the hardware control, and low-level access boxes ticked), but maybe there's some other way to get around that.
The cooler seems very good so far. The temps never get too high (around 60C) and the fan rarely needs to speed up. I'm running it outside of the case though, it's still in a fairly closed off space, but things might change when it's put inside of a real case.
The only problem I have is the...
Yeah, that should really be interesting. As long as heat isn't a problem I would imagine flipping the drive bracket around (with the open side facing the front) and attaching it to the PSU to the back would work.
Using a GTX 750ti with an i5 was making me nervous, so I switched to an i3, but...
The cutouts above the I/O board look great. And I'm with Saint and Luftij about the slightly wider holes for the side panel. I like how the cutouts on the top and bottom look, but for some reason the slightly smaller holes look better on the side panel (and are probably better for the integrity...
With all of the other components? An SFX PSU is about 65mm high, so even if you could cram one in above the motherboard there would only be about 35mm of space below it to squeeze in the standoffs, MB, and everything else.
That's what I was thinking. It seems these review sites are incapable of taking pictures that might actually be helpful, or maybe measuring the card themselves.
Hopefully that's the case, as a 3-slot low-profile card would be a terrible idea.
Now that's just being defeatist.
Though this is, admittedly, not the best solution, but it does work fairly well with a single slot card.
That flexPSU is interesting. What's the noise level like? And how long are the cables? It looks like it doesn't have a PCIe power cable, but maybe...
I kind of like that cutout over the mounting tab. I use it to route a SATA cable out to an external drive, but you could also squeeze an internal USB cable out of there if you need more connections. It's not too noticeable unless you're looking at it from directly behind anyway.
Also, is there...
Yeah, that's how most low-profile video cards work, at least most that I've seen, although not the HD7750.
There is product page up now, well sort-of, it has pictures but seems to be describing one of the full height versions. And it looks like there is a low profile 750, too...
Now I really want a double slot version of this case. Galaxy has a low profile 750 ti with a double height cooler coming out, should be interesting.
It looks like that might fit in already. It would probably prevent you from installing a drive with the standard bracket, but with so much space in the front you might be able to find another way to squeeze at least one drive in.
I would like to see a two-slot version too, but for now there isn't much to take advantage of it. The 7750 is still about as good as you can get in low-profile. I guess there are some two-slot 650s, but those are in the same range as the 7750.
Hopefully the 750 will change that, but we'll...
Really? That to me is the most promising aspect of these new, lower-end cards. Sub 75W GPUs means we might see some low-profile versions of these cards. Something that might finally replace the 7750 in this area, if they can make it single slot.
I think the 7750 is it.
Nothing that AMD released last fall really fits as an upgrade to the 7750, their options are either weaker (and use more power, the r7 250), or use way more power. I don't think nVidia has anything, maybe the 650, but I don't think that's really any more powerful.
I'm wondering if it's possible (or desirable) to more completely separate the GPU from the rest of the case. I'm thinking of a thin aluminum (or maybe some other material) sheet with appropriate cutouts.
That would keep air from the two compartments from mixing and maybe help a little with...
Is it possible to get black USB 3 ports? That would really ensure that they don't stand out.
The only non-blue ones I've seen are the ones on Macs and the black port on the Surface Pro, but I assume those parts aren't sourced through regular channels.
I like the case a lot though. It's an...