The market for a compact computer to place under your TV is growing. Mini PC’s are ideal for just watching that one TV season or a quick look on the internet, but lack the grunt for gaming like a large desktop does. On the other hand, a large desktop would look silly placed next to a TV; although some would say otherwise.
ITX has taken the world by storm, offering full sized ATX performance in a petite 17cmx17cm form factor. Cases for this motherboard come in a huge range of shapes and sizes, the most iconic likely being the Bitfenix Prodigy. Corsair has a case for the ITX market, the Obsidian 250D and it is a nice solid case, but it is a little…..square.
Corsair has now announced a brand new HTPC called Bulldog. This is a radical take on the HTPC, cramming powerful components in one of the slimmest, non-passive, cases I’ve seen.
To achieve this, Corsair has had to design a few new key products, such as a new power supply and AIO CPU cooler.
- Bulldog DIY kit:
- Chassis – Provides a highly ventilated, stylish, compact console design that enhances the living room and keeps PC components cool.
- SFX power supply – Offers high-efficiency 600 watts of power in the standard SFX12V form factor that runs smooth and quiet.
- Mini-ITX motherboard – Supports the latest multi-core desktop PC CPUs.
- Hydro Series H5SF small form factor liquid CPU cooler– Quietly cools the fastest CPUs while exhausting heat from the chassis.
- MSRP: $399
- Optional: Drop-in ready liquid-cooled graphics cards will be announced soon. Upgrade kits with a Hydro Series H55 liquid cooler and HG10 graphics card cooling bracket will be available for $99.
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