SFF Network CES : Digital Storm

Discussion in 'News' started by confusis, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. confusis

    confusis John Morrison. Writer, Editor, Awesome Person.
    Thread Starter Site Staff SFF Workshop

    (Content by Drew @3lfk1ng )

    First visit of the day, and what a product! Digital Storm had on display their Micro-STX based Project Spark - now slated for release in Q1 this year! Now featuring a i7-9900K processor and MXM 2080 GPU, it's a mini powerhouse.

    See more here.
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  2. smitty2k1

    smitty2k1 Master of Cramming

    That thing is insanely cool, but I don't think dual 300w power bricks is reasonable, nor does it seem possible that tiny radiator could cool a 9900k and RTX 2080?
  3. PlayfulPhoenix

    PlayfulPhoenix Just another human
    Site Staff Chimera Industries SFFLAB

    The GPU is an MXM module with a top-down heatsink and fan. That said, the side panel we saw was not vented.
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  4. fergunat000

    fergunat000 Cable Smoosher

    This system is only water cooling the CPU in the photos last year the CPU and GPU were water cooled in a similar layout. those specs might have been a i7 8700k or 7700k and a 1080ti

    EDIT: the final product will cover both (should have read sorry)
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  5. confusis

    confusis John Morrison. Writer, Editor, Awesome Person.
    Thread Starter Site Staff SFF Workshop

    From the article: "Note: the final revision will include a monoblock covering both CPU and GPU..."
  6. chx

    chx Master of Cramming
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    Note: I had terrible grades in high school physics. Wouldn't the radiator on top of a relatively small footprint tower create a very unstable PC?
  7. Windfall

    Windfall SFF Guru
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    Somehow I doubt good temps, even with the monoblock. That's just too much heat... :\
  8. annasoh323

    annasoh323 Airflow Optimizer

    The fact that an STX Z370/Z390 motherboard with an i9-9900K and an MXM 2080 card exist is mind-blowing to me. I guess it has to if laptops are coming out with said components but... it just puts all of these massive three-fan, three-slot cards in an odd light. Such a card would basically fill the entirety of that case. It's certainly an audacious project.
  9. Blakfetha

    Blakfetha Caliper Novice

    I'd like to see how they do the monoblock for cpu and rtx2080, because the gtx1080 mxm was too long and interfered with the front I/O and Asrock includes longer standoffs (7mm vs 5 for shorter cards) for cards of that length, which means the card is not flat. I'm assuming the 2080 and 1080 are of the same length.
  10. dumplinknet

    dumplinknet Airflow Optimizer

    It has those small wing flaps on the side panels towards the back io area just like the Dan case. Lol
  11. VegetableStu

    VegetableStu Shrink Way Wielder

    Gordon of PCworld said it was a 2080ti; is it true? o_o (or would a system be feasible?)
  12. dealda

    dealda Cable Smoosher

    What is the size of the whole thing and does it not have a powerbutton?
  13. She loved E

    She loved E Cable Smoosher
    Compact Splash

    looks like its about 300mm tall by 110mm wide by 160mm deep based on the thickness of the rad.
  14. laser_ninja

    laser_ninja Chassis Packer

    Very interesting. 11 x 16 x 30cm would give you a 6L case, sounds fairly accurate.

    I know it's not the final version but the window is a bit small. Looks very strange and it could at least extend to show the entire loop.

    The power plug should also be at the bottom. Otherwise in many situations you would be reaching down the back and have to avoid bumping it, when plugging or unpluggin stuff.
  15. lehman

    lehman Minimal Tinkerer

    #15 lehman, Jan 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
    Has to be a bit bigger than that. The rad is 45x124x157. I would guess it is closer to a 7 L case. But just a wild guess.

    Edit: Somehow I missed that Alphacool makes a 45mm thick 92mm Rad, So it could be 100-110 mm wide.
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  16. Link1712

    Link1712 Chassis Packer

    It is a 92mm radiator, the fan is a Noctua NF-B9 Redux. With any thickness the Radiator will never be able to cool the CPU yet alone cool the whole loop once the GPU is included. A friend of mine and me have tested that, due to a project of our own.
    It also can't be a 2080ti since there are no ti versions of mxm cards.
    The lack of enough vents at the bottom will have it suffocate anyways...
    Also having the pump of the system the highest component of the loop is very dangerous, as the pump will not work if it runs just a little dry (just like in the picture shown)