Star Trek Borg Cube PC

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  1. HTWingNut

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    I am so tempted to buy this thing. I love Star Trek and the Borg. It looks awesome. If you can add a video card in the smaller one I might go for it (even if low profile). It would be great as a Steam Box.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/borg-cube-gaming-pc/

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    Here are all the specs we have so far:

    Borg Cube, $599

    Intel Core i3-7100 dual-core 3.9GHz processor
    Integrated graphics
    Asus H110S2/CSM mini-STX motherboard
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws memory
    128GB M.2 2280 SATA III storage
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi
    120W external power supply
    Windows 10 Home (Linux is option)
    6 by 6 by 6-inch injection-molded polycarbonate chassis
    Borg Cube, $899 (roughly £690, AU$1,130)


    Borg Cube, $899 (roughly £690, AU$1,130)

    Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core 3.8GHz processor
    Integrated graphics
    Asus H110S2/CSM mini-STX motherboard
    16GB Crucial DDR4 2133 memory
    500GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi
    120W external power supply
    Windows 10 Home (Linux is an option)
    6 by 6 by 6-inch injection-molded polycarbonate chassis
    Borg CubeVR, starting spec


    Borg CubeVR, starting spec

    Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core 3.8GHz processor
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics
    Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming micro-ATX motherboard
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 memory
    500GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD
    850W EVGA Supernova 850 G3 modular power supply
    Optional Blu-Ray drive
    CPU water cooling
    Green illuminated fans, keyboard and mouse
    12 by 12 by 12-inch (30 by 30 by 30cm), 0.6-inch (1.5-cm) thick polyoxmethylene chassis
    Extruded aluminum 6-slot SSD bay
    Removable wall with transparent side panel underneath
    Windows 10 Home (Windows 10 Pro is an option)
     
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  2. Derek712

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    I think I'm going to buy the little one no matter what. Looks cool! Hopefully it really does have green lighting in the casing.
     
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    Yeah, I might bite on the little one too. They call out the actual motherboard and no onboard PCI-e slot, so no chance of dedicated GPU. I may use it as a media station/file server. Throw in an extra 8GB of RAM and a 1TB laptop hard drive and call it a day.

    $599 isn't bad for that starter one. I'll bet that big one will cost $1299 to start though with the 1060. Too bad they don't offer just the case. Would rather build it up how I want it.
     
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    Yeah I figured a GPU in the smaller one was not possible. Hopefully an eGPU will work. Would be a good excuse to buy Aorus' mini 1070 box. It's still a pretty cool thing for the living room TV or something I want to steam stream to. That i3 is plenty good enough for at least that.
     
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    Although the Aorus gaming box costs $600, so if you can get the bigger cube for ~ $600 more with 1070 then might as well go that route.
     
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    Yipe!!, the Borg Cube's are powered by Intel®!!

    Run!!, you will be assimilated!!
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    Man if that case were available on it's own I'd be making an unnecessary purchase right now.
     
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    Lol, yeah I thought of that after I typed it. We'll see. I don't think my wife will go for a giant cubic foot Borg cube in the house though.
     
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    Yeah, would be better if they offered a Ryzen option for the big guy. (I say big, it's only 12 in x 12 in x 12 in...)

    Cubic foot is small actually. It's not like it's a giant ATX tower with lots of LED bling.

    Hmm, mobile games only it seems...
     
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