Your Ideal Small Form Factor PC at Overclockers UK
If you need a convenient, versatile, and powerful computer that you can still upgrade and customize, then look no further than a small form factor (SFF) PC. These mobile, compact systems are able to perform virtually any task—and any compromise they demand on power, they more than make up for with affordability. Discover the great range of small form factor PCs here at Overclockers UK—one of the leading marketplaces for gamers and PC enthusiasts in Europe.
Less Volume, More Performance—The SFF PC
Get all the functionality of a desktop computer and use up a fraction of the space with a small form factor PC. The majority of SFF PCs accept variations of the following: x86 microprocessors, DIMM or SODIMM memory, 3.5 inch HDD, and 5.25 inch optical drives. The smaller dimensions of an SFF PC unfortunately limit your opportunities for expansion. Some SFF PCs do not have ample space to house a conventional CPU heatsink, and are restricted to offering one to two expansion cards, although some small form factor models have room for three-quarter length expansion cards. SFF PCs employ a TFX or smaller power supply; a number of systems need an external power brick often used in notebook computers.
With these features and limitations in mind, it’s time now to look at the core benefits of some of the most popular small form factor PCs available on the market, including systems from our own OcUK Tech Labs.
A veritable all-rounder, the Intel NUC small form factor PC redefines the conventional desktop computer, offering users a compact system that’s agile enough to perform multiple applications. The Intel line of NUC SFF PCs includes several barebone assemblies that can be customized to your needs, meaning you can build a mini PC that’s fine tuned to perform a specific task—from video and image editing to productivity to gaming—and beyond.
Intel NUC small form factor systems are known for their efficiency when running, making them a very quiet option. This is due to their low heat emittance, which means they require less cooling—therefore they generate less fan noise as a by-product. Intel NUC SFF PCs can be fitted with your preferred SODIMM memory, storage and wireless connectivity. The Intel NUC small form factor PC also offers great flexibility for all kinds of PC user—you can configure an NUC SFF PC to function seamlessly with Linux, Windows and in some cases Apple OS operating systems.
Ultra compact and packed full of power, the GIGABYTE small form factor PC is ideal for a range of computing applications at home or in the office. With a stylish design based high polish surface chassis, this model sets a new standard for desktop miniaturization that makes it perfect as a discreet HTPC/multimedia hub, an ultra-low power PC for the family, a professional SFF PC for the office, or as a digital signage unit. What’s more, the Brix is as mobile as you are; thanks to a form factor that is small enough (56mm x 107mm x 114mm) to sit in the palm of your hand, you can keep it by your side at all times, and you’ll barely notice it’s there once it’s plugged in.
Haswell-E X99 Micro ATX Gaming PC Configurator
From the PC professionals in the OcUK Tech Labs: the Haswell-E, a slighter larger small form factor PC tower that’s primed for a rich and immersive gaming experience. Built with a top of the range X99 DDR4 chipset and your choice of NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics card, our expert team will configure this model to your exact needs using the best components and peripherals in our inventory. The X99 is the platform of choice for the true gaming enthusiast, and offers quad channel DDR4 memory support and up to sixteen threads of Intel processing power. Thanks to the immense data crunching capacity, an X99 small form factor PC is as comfortable playing games at ultra-high definition as it is creating them.
Small Form Factor PCs with Great Service at Overclockers UK
We understand that PC building is an ever-evolving science, that’s why we strive to stay ahead of the curve at all times. That way, we can bring you the best builds and latest innovations on the market. We match this commitment to quality products with a devotion to customer service that also goes unparalleled in the industry. Contact us today for technical support regarding your small form factor PC wish list—we’re happy to offer our expertise and help you build your ideal small form factor computer.