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Is there a Windows alternative (or something similar) to the Apple Mac pro coming out in December? I need a desktop with a sma

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December 16, 2013 2:20:15 PM

Is there a Windows alternative (or something similar) to the Apple Mac Pro coming out in December? I need a desktop with a small form factor and the ability to connect at least 3 monitors to the video card (not integrated graphics). Small desktops that have user replaceable video cards are also great because I can switch the video card to one with 3 ports. Quad core or higher is preferred. The reason I need such a computer is because I do some intense gaming and video editing, need three monitors, and need to carry this thing with me in a bag twice a week. Most people jump to the conclusion of a laptop, but that will not work because desktop and laptop components are very different, but that's a completely different discussion. Price is not an issue, and i am open to suggestions. Thanks.
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December 16, 2013 2:32:47 PM

Probably nothing that small.....a bit fenix prodigy with the right components can probably meet your needs however.
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December 16, 2013 4:27:04 PM

There are a lot of mini itx cases that fit full height dual slot cards like the silverstone sg05, fractal 304, lian li q08b, etc. If you are looking at a prebuilt then maybe a falcon northwest tiki or digital storm bolt.
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December 16, 2013 6:39:06 PM

You could go with something along these lines, the EVGA Hadron is pretty compact, 12x12x6, and will support a full size GPU. It comes with a 500 watt gold rated PSU, which should be enough for everything, but I wouldn't do any overclocking without upgrading the PSU. I do not know of any other SFF PSUs that are > 500 watts, but I have seen a lot of high end builds with this case and PSU over at OCN.net and they seem to work well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($729.99 @ Newegg)
Case: EVGA Hadron Mini ITX Tower Case w/500W Power Supply ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1899.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 21:36 EST-0500)
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