but would it be smaller than the "Kimera Industries Nova: A 17L"?
I feel like this design done for mATX would be the smallest mATX design possible, allowing for 2 full sized GPUs.
Especially with ATX PSU support it wouldn't be much smaller, if at all, and then you'd have all the complications with CPU cooling and the PCIe risers.
So should I go E3 Xeon or 2011-3 i7 in my future A4?
I'm really leaning towards the 2011-3 because I'll be doing a lot of encoding + CAD + random 3D stuff and virtual machines (mostly HEVC encoding though). On the other hand if I go the E3 Xeon route I'd probably be able to afford a bigger SSD and/or slightly better GPU.
Is it too much to ask for you to get one of these bad boys and test it with a 6 core i7? *puppy eyes* MAybe you could contact ASRock/Intel and convince them to sponsor the world's most space efficient workstation?
Definitely agree. The bottom separated band on the first one just doesn't look right at all.This one looks better than the first one.
Hey dondan, I found another viable CPU cooler; the Alpenföhn Silvretta - check it out:
the symmetry is beautiful