The Fit PC; an alternative to the noisy Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Dreamkatcha, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Dreamkatcha macrumors regular

    Dreamkatcha

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    With all this talk of the latest Mini running hot and sounding like an aeroplane under load it makes you wonder how the Intense PC can operate fanlessly with an i7 CPU. I wonder how hot these get.

    Would anyone consider ditching the Mini for one of these?
     
  2. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    First off, it's a i7 ULV chip, so uses much less energy than the Mini's i5, but also is less powerful. Then, there's no option for a dedicated GPU. No Thunderbolt. And a 1000 price point for a model with usable configuration in terms of CPU / integrated GPU (the others use the old HD2000/3000 instead of the HD4000).

    So no, this is absolutely NOT an alternative to a Mac Mini. I think everyone will agree a bit of fan noise is better than getting less power, a not so nice operating system (Linux), less connectivity computer in a cheaper, not so good looking case and paying 200 more for it.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. There are many alternatives to the Mac Mini, but most have serious compromises in either processing power, size, etc. This is just another example. Besides the only time my fans kick up are when I am doing processor intensive tasks which this computer would utterly fail at.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    for its size there is the mini.

    asrock has some very powerful machines about the size of the old mini


    http://www.asrock.com/general/products.asp

    mini pc series


    http://www.asrock.com/nettop/Intel/Vision HT Series/


    I am working with this case


    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6110/...vanced-case-review-little-in-almost-every-way


    in an effort to build a monster machine.

    but this case has issues ie loud needs lots of mods.

    it will let you build a very powerful machine thats runs windows has 3 hdds a fullsize blu ray player a fullsize graphics card. of course it is bigger then a mini and right now my build needs more mods to lower the sound.
     
  5. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    But every single one of these machines has Ivy Bridge CPUs ... Come on Apple, it's about time.
     

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