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UK Gaming Computers Styx Mini-ITX System Review

Rating: 8.0.

There is no doubt that the PC industry has set its sights on the living room. It is this trend which has brought us Steam Machines, the Steam Controller and lapboards such as the Roccat Sova and Corsair Lapdog. UK Gaming Computers aims to harness this drive for living room gaming with its Styx system, a small and stylish PC perfectly suited for being connected to a HDTV.

However, it is not enough to simply fill a small HTPC case with cheap hardware and proclaim ‘job done.’ Rather, enthusiasts want full-fat, desktop-grade hardware in a much smaller package. It is for this reason the UK Gaming Computers’ Styx system packs in a Skylake Core i5 processor, 8GB of Corsair DDR4, and a Nvidia GTX 960. With a total price of £705.99 including Windows 10, is the Styx the living room PC you should be buying?

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Specifications

  • Fractal Design Node 202 mini ITX case
  • Corsair SF450 450W PSU
  • Intel Core i5 6500 3.2Ghz Processor
  • Asus H110I-Plus Motherboard
  • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce® GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card
  • Samsung 500GB 850 Evo Solid State Drive
  • 7.1 Surround Sound Audio
  • 4 Rear USB 2.0 and 2 Front USB 3.0 & 2 Rear USB 3.0 Ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Advanced cable management
  • Lifetime Support
  • Standard 6 year warranty

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