Looking for a small form-factor, low-power computer but not happy with the Intel NUC or Gigabyte BRIX models available for purchase? You can build your own… although you’ll probably end up spending more money on parts than you would on a complete system.
There are a number of mini-ITX motherboards which come with Intel Bay Trail processors. And now Gigabyte is introducing a new Mini-ITX PC case which makes assembling your own system look pretty easy.
The Gigabyte ESSENCE case features a frame that you can slide a motherboard, storage device, and power supply into. There’s a power button on the front of the case along with audio and USB ports, and large vents on the sides which help keep the system cool whether you’re adding a fan or trying to build a fanless system.
Links.co.jp reports that the system will be available in Japan starting August 9th, where it will sell for about $134. It’ll likely be cheaper if and when it goes on sale in the US.