So, given the noisy, ugly, expensive Brix
that TR has just reviewed, what - hypothetically - is the smallest, most potent, gaming PC you can build on the DIY front?
Money is no problem, because the Brix is already way too expensive.
Form factor is no problem, because the Brix is already bespoke.
I'm probably not going to build this, but it's just an interesting thought and I wondered if anyone had any bright ideas.
I was thinking you could do something funky with an mITX board, PicoPSU, horizontal PCIe Riser and 750Ti. Heatpipes, Dremelling, whatever.
Not only could you mount a GPU direclty over the CPU socket if both CPU and GPU had heatpipes to elsewhere - laptop style - but you could also probably fit it into something that had an external heatsink without being any larger than Antec's tiny ISK 110. I have no idea how hard it is to bend your own heatpipes, or even if it's possible, but heatpipes do awesome things in laptops, so a DIY heatpipe kit needs to be A Real Thing!