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Antec ISK-100 : New tiny mini-ITX enclosure from Antec

September 26, 2010 Leave a comment
Antec ISK 100 mini ITX enclosure

Antec ISK 100 mini ITX enclosure

I just watched an Antec Youtube video (see below) where I first noticed a new tiny mini-ITX enclosure from Antec called the Antec ISK-100. It was recently added to the Antec website. Antec & Newegg are selling them through their online stores, and it also popped up on my dealers site (although none in stock at the moment, and no delivery date).

It appears to be the smallest form factor ever made by Antec for mini-ITX based systems.

Read more for the specs, the youtube video and some images…

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Antec ISK 310-150 mini-ITX case review

September 5, 2010 2 comments

I was looking for a new mini-ITX case for a new HTPC project. The case needed to be fairly small, have good airflow, and have an internal PSU. I stumbled upon the Antec ISK-310 150 mini-ITX case.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at it.

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ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe Review

August 30, 2010 7 comments

Introduction

Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe box

Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe box

Most custom HTCP builds are probably based on the Intel Atom/Nvidia Ion combo. The fact that it’s a cheap solution , widely available and supported allows it to act as a key enabler for such Atom/Ion based HTCP custom builds. However, in order to achieve the full HTCP experience, where you can enjoy key additional benefits such as :

  • Hooking up a remote control
  • Have low power consumption
  • Emit low or even no noise
  • Wireless LAN & Bluetooth

takes some additional effort to put into place. It’s easy to start with off with an Atom/ION board, but in addition to that there are a lot of other pieces of the HTCP puzzle that we need to fill in. Thus people end up buying additional components to hook up to their Atom board, adding to the cost, and the potential issue of having components that don’t work all that well together.

Asus has tried to address this issue with the Asus AT3IonT-I Deluxe. It’s a complete package, not only offering the Intel Atom/Nvidia Ion motherboard, but additional features like remote control, onboard DC/DC converter (eliminating the need for a PSU), WiFi , Bluetooth and perhaps most importantly, a complete passively cooled system. For completing your build, all you need is a case, some memory and storage, and your good to go.

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