Let’s say that you were in the market for a high-core-count processor to work and play with, but wanted to keep the pain to your wallet minimal? You could always do something like the Ryzen 7 3900X. With 12 cores, all but the most intense tasks will not be an issue. But that’s still a near $400 CPU so it might be a bit rich for some. If only there was an option that was nearly as fast but for nearly half the cost!
Oh, wait. There is and it’s called the THREADRIPPER 1920X.
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The ITX case niche of the case industry has recently in the last 5 years been the Shining beacon for interesting design choices. Don’t get us wrong, ATX has seen some notable entries in the “You did WHAT now” category of case designs, but those are much further and farther betwen in releases and from a much smaller selection of manufacturers. Most notably, INWIN, Cougar, and most recently Antec. ITX however, truly pushes the envelope of what’s necessary to put in a computer and where it needs to be placed.
There seem to be two distinct camps when it comes to ITX case design. One side, small form factor or SFF crowd, is mainly concerned with size management and getting the entire system as small as possible. The other side, which doesn’t have a name as far as we know, is more interested in seeing what kinds of layouts are possible given the smaller components like the motherboard and PSU.
Antec has released the new Striker ITX case that it clearly in the second camp.
Continue reading Antec hits innovation hard with the Striker itx case