Gigabyte's new BRIX GT packs phenomenal cosmic power in an itty bitty living space

Gigabyte looks set to launch a new addition to its BRIX line of small PCs, with this entry in the Gaming GT series leaking out ahead of a likely CES 2017 unveil.

Spotted by Guru3D, the BRIX GT will be a small form factor PC with the highest of high-end components. We're looking at an Intel Core i7 6700K processor, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, m.2 SSD and HDD storage combinations, USB-C Thunderbolt 3 and either a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 from NVIDIA. Holy smokes.

This PC box that's a similar size to a console is then going to be capable of not only 4K gaming but fully VR ready. Its design also seems to incorporate an interesting cooling system, with air being sucked in from the bottom.

All-in-all this is a pretty tasty looking small-form PC, and while there's no word on pricing or availability just yet, it's not going to come particularly cheap given the components inside. But if you've been looking for a living room games PC instead of a console, this looks like it'll be worth a shout. We'll be keeping an eye out for more on this when CES comes around next week!

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  • Sharp looking unit.
  • I bet it costs the price of a small island.
  • Not that impressed myself. No scale to compare to, and things like mini-ITX builds with high-end GPUs isn't that rare these days. The only thing that's going to take up a lot of space is the GPU, and I imagine that curve it to accommodate its presence. Otherwise, it's not hard to get a SFF board and PSU, then add a low-profile cooler. Yeah, this might be about the size of a console, but the GPU alone is going to engulf the price of a console in a hurry (the 1080 is 2-3 times the cost of an XB1S by itself, and the 6700K is well over a console's price as well). You get what you pay for, and here, you're getting probably $1,500+ of pre-built, overpriced hardware. Few need the 1080, and even fewer need 32 GB of RAM. On top of that, you pay for the building and general retail markup.
  • Anyone who's into building PC's already knows how much a GTX1080 cost compared to the price of consoles, but let's wait to see what the final price is.  Not everyone has the knowlege, skills or desire to build their own PC.  If these people want something extremely powerful in a small form factor, this is for them.
  • It is at minimum a $1500 computer, probably closer to $2000 for the 1070 model. But if Gigabyte can do something like this I'm guessing Apple should be able to update its overpriced Mac Pro line. Gigabyte also has a similar model in brix line with a GTX 950 available for around $1000.
  • If considering buying a gaming PC now, best to wait a month or two for Kaby Lake CPUs to make it to the gaming market.
  • Great pc
  • Looks bad ass to me. If they can get a barebones case, I'd go for it
  • Looks similar to a PS3 Phat...
  • It looks cool.  That said, unless it is realistically capable of upgrading the GPU a couple years down the road, I wouldn't be interested at all.