Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807 Fanless Mini PC Review – XBMC, Gaming, Windows 8

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Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link). Gigabyte just came out with this little fanless PC called the Brix that delivers surprisingly good performance in a package about the size of a set top box. The best part is its low price – the computer itself is about $125-$130 without RAM or a hard drive. But it’s possible to fully equip it for less than $200.


0:14 – Hardware overview
1:33 – Internal configuration (memory and hard drive)
2:50 – Windows 8 boot time…


  1. Comes without RAM or hard disk or even an SD card slot ..that's lame..might just buy a laptop in the same price range and get a free built in monitor

  2. Hello, I am from India and here we have a brix n3000 model which is little cheaper than 2807 , So is it a good idea to buy n3000 as compared to 2807. Also want to know if its supports 5.1 audio through HDMI. A small request if you can compare Intel NUC and Brix. Thanks for the great video review.

  3. how does it perform streaming netflix, youtube etc? I want to get a fanless htpc to replace my existing 2.8ghz dual core noisy as hell HP pc — internet performance is my priority.

  4. Hey guys I wonder if the mini pcs like this one use desktop CPUs or Laptop CPUs?

    The reason I ask that was becuase I know a desktop i3 might be able to beat a laptop i7, and the specs never specify if it is a desktop or laptop i3 or i7. So I wonder, if this one or other mini pcs like NUC are using laptop CPUs or not since it's so small and compact? Thanks

  5. Hi, can you tell me if this mini pc (Gigabyte Brix BACE-3150 Ultra Compact Barebone PC Intel Celeron N3150, 1 x SATA, 1 x DDR3L, USB 3.0, IEEE 802.11 AC, Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0) – is powerful enough for every day (non-gaming) use (Web surfing, Kodi, Office docs,managing large MKV collection on Ext HDD) if added with a Samsung SSD/8gb Ram/Win10? Thanks.

    I know you reviewed an older version but wanted to see how much more powerful this version is or should I spend more on an i3 brix, which is more than twice the price, thanks again.

  6. Great video i'm beyond a novice when it comes to even a build like this but I am going to give it a try. I had some questions about the ram. Is there a specific type of ram I need and are there different qualities of ram on the market. Are they all a clone of one another and it doesn't matter which one you buy from where you just want the ram for your pc? Finally is there a limit to how much ram you can add to the unit before it hampers functionality. Any advice would be much appreciated.

  7. Hiya, have you ever thought (or anyone, actually) to embed this in a drive bay of a larger case, and run it alongside another computer in the same case, or have it run more hardware inside that larger case? I am thinking of doing this as a project. Honestly, at the price point and capability of these little boxes (there are many of them out there at the time of this comment), it's hard to build a computer without wanting to use something like this as a host for a larger box.

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