[AT] Digital Storm announces Project Spark WC STX prebuilt w/MXM

reiserFS

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Day 1 buy. Period.
Even counting in customs and international shipping, this will be so glorious and exactly what I was looking for. Finally someone making use of AsRocks STX mobos.
 

Kmpkt

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Yeah that is amazing. Kudos to Digital Storm on doing something outside the box. Needs MOAR ARRGEEBEE THOUGH!
 

Necere

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Neat. But... how does air get in? I see what looks like a 92mm fan vent at the top, which I assume is exhaust, but there seems to be nowhere for air to come into the case, aside from a tiny area of ventilation holes on the back. Also it looks pretty at first, but what happens over time as dust gets in?
 
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psycho88

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I'm just wondering, does a single 120mm Rad will provide good cooling performance for both GPU & CPU?
especially for i5-8600K and i7-8700K overclocked? need to see for review and cooling performance,
anyway, I just love their concept, making sff more compact with liquid cooling
 

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I'm just wondering, does a single 120mm Rad will provide good cooling performance for both GPU & CPU?
Pretty sure the rad in this is only 92mm. The entire case is 4" (101.6mm) wide, so there's no way a 120mm rad/fan would fit.
 
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psycho88

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Pretty sure the rad in this is only 92mm. The entire case is 4" (101.6mm) wide, so there's no way a 120mm rad/fan would fit.
ah,, I thought it was 120mm Rad, well I was browsing their website, but I can't Find the spec for project spark,
with 92mm rad, i think OCing the CPU and GPU won't be recommended, wish they could sell it as a barebone, for CPU, GPU, LCS,
 

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ah,, I thought it was 120mm Rad, well I was browsing their website, but I can't Find the spec for project spark
Anandtech gives the dimensions as 6" x 4" x 12" (152.4 x 101.6 x 304.8mm, or 4.7L).

with 92mm rad, i think OCing the CPU and GPU won't be recommended
That pretty much goes without saying. I think MXM cards are already using binned GPUs that are more efficient than the desktop models, and Digital Storm is probably doing some "tuning" (read undervolting/clocking) on top of that, to keep thermals under control. As a system integrator it's a luxury they have to be able to carefully select and tune parts to min-max performance in a small package like this. Case designers don't get the same luxury, since we basically have to design for worst-case scenarios and lowest common denominators (otherwise people will get upset at you when their parts overheat).
 
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Literally signed in for the first time in a month to come post this, glad someone else did. Id personally consider buying one of these if the price wasnt as high as I know its going to be lol.
 
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Spoiler because off topic reply
Thanks, im slowly making the rounds and catching up on what everyone has been up to. Been a rough time the last month so ive been putting things on the back burner which included SFFn and my current projects unfortunately.
Happy to have you back, @ChainedHope .
 

psycho88

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Anandtech gives the dimensions as 6" x 4" x 12" (152.4 x 101.6 x 304.8mm, or 4.7L).
sorry, I mean the spec for the Liquid cooling system (radiator,fan, pump, waterblock) not the dimension

edited : after watch this video from Linus, now i know, they are using Swiftech for the LCS, my bad


That pretty much goes without saying. I think MXM cards are already using binned GPUs that are more efficient than the desktop models, and Digital Storm is probably doing some "tuning" (read undervolting/clocking) on top of that, to keep thermals under control. As a system integrator it's a luxury they have to be able to carefully select and tune parts to min-max performance in a small package like this. Case designers don't get the same luxury, since we basically have to design for worst-case scenarios and lowest common denominators (otherwise people will get upset at you when their parts overheat).
I forgot about that, u are right, I hope they will sale it in semi barebone, just need the CPU,GPU, LCS, case,
for sodim RAM and M.2 SSD i can buy it in my country, so i think it will make the price cheaper,
 
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