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Alpha One Seven

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CBS is releasing officially licensed Star Trek "Borg Cube" computers. A small sized computer aimed at the gaming and VR users, it will be a very limited release of just 359 units of each version. Does that number sound familiar? It should if you are any kind of Trek fan worth your salt, or gold pressed latinum, as the case may be. It is to commemorate the Epic battle fought at Wolf 359 where the Borg destroyed the Federation Armada.
There are 2 sizes, a 12 inch cube and a 6 inch version aimed at media center users.
According to the press releases, this is not just a plastic shell around a metal chassis, but a new design in which interlocking walls form the structure of the chassis.
Sales are set to begin on September 26.

Prices start at $599 (roughly £460 or AU$755) for the entry-level model with a Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
The Borg CubeVR will feature up to 2 GPUs, a water-cooled 22-core Xeon processor, 64GB of RAM and room for six SSDs.

Specs:
Borg Cube, US $599
Intel Core i3-7100 dual-core 3.9GHz processor
Integrated graphics
Asus H110S2/CSM mini-STX motherboard
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws memory
128GB M.2 2280 SATA III storage
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi
120W external power supply
Windows 10 Home (Linux is option)
6" x 6" x 6" injection-molded polycarbonate chassis

Borg Cube, US $899
Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core 3.8GHz processor
Integrated graphics
Asus H110S2/CSM mini-STX motherboard
16GB Crucial DDR4 2133 memory
500GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi
120W external power supply
Windows 10 Home (Linux is option)
6" x 6" x 6" injection-molded polycarbonate chassis

Borg CubeVR, starting spec
Intel Core i5-7600K quad-core 3.8GHz processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics
Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming micro-ATX motherboard
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 memory
500GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD
850W EVGA Supernova 850 G3 modular power supply
Optional Blu-Ray drive
CPU water cooling
Green illuminated fans, keyboard and mouse
12" x 12" x 12", 0.6" thick polyoxmethylene chassis
Extruded aluminum 6-slot SSD bay
Removable wall with transparent side panel underneath
Windows 10 Home (Win 10 Pro is option)
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
Ill wait for custom cases, you know they won't be far behind.

Although very cool I despise prebuilt systems for my personal preference, I like to be able to put what I want into a machine if I am spending a large sum of money not get told what I can choose between.

Such a badass idea though.
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
I am going to need a chunky case, got 4-5 drives to get in.
 

Alpha One Seven

Active Member
I have 6 SSDs internally and a very large (128tb) NAS connected to it for more storage space.
This Borg cube would be more of a collectors item than a daily user for me.
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
I have 6 SSDs internally and a very large (128tb) NAS connected to it for more storage space.
This Borg cube would be more of a collectors item than a daily user for me.

1xSSD + 4 Mechanical Drives here.

I could sort and cut down to 3 but that would mean wiping one, setting partitions up and all that rubbish and tbh I cba.

Would love the £££ for a NAS and big chunky HDD to fill it up.
 

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