Description

Medical client wanted something small and powerfull. Didnt want an expensive NUC that had no upgrade options.

This case has room for 2x 2.5" Sata drives PLUS an m.2 SSD.

Populated it with 1x16gb Ram to expand to its max of 32gb.

Started low with a 8300, however this can take ANY 65 watt intel CPU, including the 8700 (non k).

I am surprised that this is a no compromise box. I'll update with benchmarks and temps.

If you want any other question answered, please ask!!!

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

This thing is sweet. Wonder if you could find an aftermarket cooler that would work. I'm sure it isn't very loud anyway, but still.

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

I have a cryorig c7 it's in a friend's PC, when I get it back I'll test and report back :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome. I'd love to know. This would be great for so many applications.

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm using a Noctua NH-L9i in my Deskmini, runs very quiet. Was a vast improvement over the Intel stock cooler.

Check out the build - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/LPnH99

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Really great build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That size is amazing! Do you know if they make any am4 versions of that motherboard, would love to build one for my sister!

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Ah no! I heard rumors a while back they were contemplating it, but I haven't seen one come to market. A 2400g in one of these would be awesome!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

You said it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

There is one that's not AM4 but it uses a similar embedded processor to the Ryzen G series. https://level1techs.com/article/sapphire-fs-fpv5-review-0 I don't know how easy they are to obtain but it should be decent for gaming if you buy the most powerful one (2400g equivalent)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Good to know but definitely not cheap.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems one might be coming soon.. if you read the last page

https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/possibility-of-amd-on-stx-form-factor.6798/

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow best build I have seen so week. Loving that size, simple and efficient. +1 and I added in my list of cool builds

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's a fun build, if you ever need a cheap simple small oc I recommend it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That is tiny.

Thumbs up.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I've been watching them for a while, finally was able to grab one, its wayyy wayy smaller than I expected. About the size of an ATX PSU.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

what stx motherboard are you using? Ihave been researching stx builds and cant find any from normal retailers!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Asrock (link in build list) has them on newegg. It includes case, mobo and power supply. Sorry, that makes it sound like I bought a retail board. Its a bare bones. I've not seen any STX mobos alone either.

They have 3 models:

intel CPU video (630 if you get the 8th gen version) - $157 (ish)

1060 6gb $599 at the time of writing this $799 retail

and 1080 for $1499, $1529 normally.

Search "DESKMINI" on newegg, you'll find them.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

isn't STX dead

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, clearly not.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe from other manufacturer adoption. I could see that.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it's the first budget build on STX I see here. Or maybe the first STX at all (maybe I missed some previously, who knows?). Lovely!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I did some searching and didn't see anything, but then again my post didn't show on the search either. Soooo.... :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Where is the PSU?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's on the motherboard it's a DC input PSU, external brick.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

As soon as I saw this I knew I wanted one, but I can't seem to find the board anywhere. Where did you find it?

Also, those ports on the front aren't proprietary right?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a bare bones kit. Search "Deskmini" on newegg, you'll find it!

Nope the front ports are audio, us 3.0 and USB type c 3.1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im a noob but what is that motherboard, i want this to be a home server when I add some spare hard drives but the motherboard is not included in the parts list

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a bare bones kit. Search "Deskmini" on newegg, you'll find it!

It'd make an AWESOME server, granted it only fits 2.5" drives. It'd pair nicely with a NAS. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a combined 20 tb and a NAS that fits them. Thanks

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Please post your build when you get it! I'd love to see it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Idles around 40c, 20 min synthetic load hit 75c

Unit is fairly loud, however under a desk it wouldnt be very loud at all. (Update, there are 2 CPU fan headers, Header 1 has a nice silent fan curve, Header 2 is 100% all the time. Moved to header 1 and the thing is dead silent!)

UserBenchmarks: Game 18%, Desk 69%, Work 43% CPU: Intel Core i3-8300 - 81.8% GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Desktop Coffee Lake i3) - 9% SSD: Mushkin MKNSSDSR500GB-D8 500GB - 86.9% RAM: G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2400 C16 1x16GB - 46% MBD: Asrock H310M-STX