You have 10 seconds to explain why your next build won't be a Micro-ITX.
>inherently mature (no room for rice)
Why do you think mITX is quiet? You need to use 90mm fans (loud), there's little airflow (loud), and you can't use a big HSF (loud)
Aand most people aren't concerned about an extra square foot used by an ATX case and don't move their desktops often
Leave the portability to the company who actually knows how to do it, k?
I don't really give a fuck as long as it stays out of sight
Buy a laptop poorfag. Actually, if your desktop is that small and you have no cooling or space concerns, you could probably get by with just a laptop.
Irrelevant. It sits under my receiver.
So? An ATX system should generate more noise.
>>inherently mature (no room for rice)
>posts case with window
Also, the Node 605 is sexy as fuck.
>dat 8mm aluminium
If this was meant as a jab to Corsair 900D owners and other such spergs, then do continue.
The concept of a portable workstation still kind of baffles me. I mean, it's cool, and I'm sure there are a few instances where it might make sense... But it's called a work station for a reason....
>not going nano-ITX
Mature people don't play games.
superiority implying statement on the internet
My current build is Micro-ATX.
My next build will not be.
What bothers me the most is that all the cables are designed for a full ATX, and the build ends up being extremely cluttered.
I use my multiple cards to drive six monitors. If you have more than one slot you can do that easily and cheaply, you can't if you have at most one slot and strict size/thermal constraints.
I use my optical drive to make regular backups.
Mini ITX Master race.
Current setup, i7 3770, 8gb Ram, r9 270x, 128gb SSD, 2+1+.25 TB HDD.
Same case as my build. How did you find cable management? Can you post some more photos from other angles?
I fucking hated this case because it just ended up being big cables stuffed into a tiny space.
I'd only build one if I could guarantee that it would be silent AND capable of playing the majority of emulators such as PCSX2 and Dolphin comfortably without making a fucking sound.
Not a peep.
It would also have to be completely fanless and cute. Sadly, nothing out there currently could match my rediculous demands.
People who buy big cases are just compensating.
I have the smaller version with no 5" bay. Cable management doesn't matter because you can't see anything. If you can put the top and sides on without anything sticking out, you've done well.
>what sort of a faggot uses only 1 pcie slot
Anyone who doesn't do SLI/Crossfire, doesn't use wi-fi on a desktop since it's fucking retarded, and don't use a shitty placebo sound card.
Looks like there are lots of faggots out there.
Hahahahaha, when i first made mine, i had a non-modular PSU in there. It literally took me an hour to manage to stuff the cables into any crevice available and put the case on.
It was the most disgusting shit in history.
>What do you have that occupies more than 1 lane?
a single graphics card and a dedicated soundcard at least
various output interface expansions
better itx boards get so fucking cramped they have to put VRM's and mosfets onto a separate vertical pcb and put various connectors in weirdass positions
also keep in mind that not everyone is running a "gayming rig" that only has one shitty gpu
itx is special use and recent mainstream popularity is just a fad
Almost nobody here uses any of that because this thread is full of /v/irgin faggots that don't know shit about tech
Unless you're building a specialized one time build with almost no room for expansion, you should steer clear of itx
and OP's statement is wrong 2/3
itx cases are cramped as fuck and that sure does not make them quiet or cool
And there's still plenty of space for rice, he's just delusional
>implying my current build isn't Micro-ITX
FD CORE 1000 FAGGOTS
i don't even use case fans
If you use only 1 PCIexpress slot and it's for muh grafx card, you should close this thread and fuck off back to /v/
Or better yet, fuck off to r/games or something, there's enough shit on /v/ as it is
It's MINI-ITX, MICRO-ATX.
There's no such thing as Micro-ITX.
I haven't actually played any games on my PC since I built it last week, but I use a GTX 470 since the motherboard has no video outputs.
Things would be easier if you stopped being so wrong anon.
CPU or video card don't go hotter than 60? in games, the system is really quiet when doing light work and with HDD turned off.
I picked it up mainly because of its price, but it's also not as huge as other FD cases.
I'm not a fan of fans.
this case is so fucking baller but it's kinda ricey
Oh no they pointed out my mistake! Better call them autistic an hope that nobody notices my samefagging!
Oh, but it will. I'm gonna pick the cheapest case and board, put a 7850K in it and use it as does-the-job-for-now gayman, then either employ as htpc or let my mother inherit as facebook machine.
Because only manchildren use pcs.
I am building an itx as my first desktopthough. Still not sure what case I want to get. The Hadron Air looks nice if it weren't for that ricer tier side window and shitty PSU fan. I'm leaning on the CM Elite 130 in case I ever want to actually use a graphics card later on. Any thoughts?
show me a fiber nic, every provider I know shoves the fiber in a box they give you which outputs ethernet.
>RAID, fundamental argument. not gonna bother asking why
>Vidya, you can fit vid cards in mini-ITX builds
>embedded/serial. there are USB converters for that.
I'm planning to use this micro ATX/miniITX case, the Jonsbo C2. It's around $30 on Aliexpress
I can't stand those little things.
THIS CRUSHES YOUR PUNY COMPUTER.
Are you retarded?
Problematic. The only way to guarantee it's correct is to use a real port or an expansion card port.
>You have 10 seconds to explain why your next build won't be a Micro-ITX.
Because I don't like having to take apart 50%+ of the machine (and then put it back together) to install/replace/remove one component.
Yes, I have an ITX machine as well. Yes, it's a pain in the ass to work with.
Do you really need a fan in the front?
Eventually I plan to get a mATX, 1 ssd, 1hdd, setup, with whatever intel midline chip and whatever midline ati/nvidea bang for buck gpu.
Could I get away with it since I keep things at stock? I want to make it quiet without going water.
>Gigabit Ethernet ain't enough?
Not at all
>pfft RAID's not worth it.
>that's what the PCIe slot's for
Yeah, and what about the other cards?
>wtf do I need serial for?
Projects, a terminal.
mATX cases usually don't have a rear fan, PSU fan acts as exhaust. Your components shouldnt have problems with cooling anyway. Perhaps find a good low profile CPU cooler like the Thermalright AXP-100
not enough room for more than like 2 hard drives, and good fucking luck messing around with anything inside once it is put together with full sized gpu
they are fine for building a setup for your parents or something that doesnt need beefy hardware, but i am going full sized on my next build, i am through dealing with mid sized atx cases
Get the elite 110. Everything good about the 120/130 and none of the bad (optical drive, massive space waster, etc). MSI makes a decent GPU specifically for itx so you're fine there.
I have a VIA micro ITX board with some VIA processor I can't recall the name of. Does fine to pay movies and junk on my living room TV. The built in fan for the cpu is tiny but loud as fuck.
>having to sacrafice workspace in a case as well as deal with potential air flow issues just so I can waive my dick around in these threads
no thanks. I prefer a fromfactor that gives me room for neat cable management and radiator space
>confusing two words
Bitch, the only reason we can communicate right now is because there is a relatively agreed meaning to each word we are using. Is that autism, you dumb fucking /g/ fuckwit?
If only you tards knew that there were so many better places than /g/. Peel a few of the good ones away from /g/ every now and then and you end up with a spicy kind of secret society.
I have a midtower with a x79 MOBO, an I7-3820 and 32G Quad-channel RAM so i can run plenty of VMs and do heavy duty editing.
And it's completely silent!
On the other hand a friend needed a PC for gaming only.
I build him a mITX rig that he has had no complaints about.
I think maybe you'd fit in better on /vg/
Because my last one was and it was still the same old noisy hot ricer shit without any of the advantages of a big ass ricer box, like room for expansion and room to put your hands when routing cables.
I came to my senses finally and got a NUC. Fuck your lego toys, I'm done with that. My computer was built with the tiny, tiny hands of Chinese factory children.
I´d need a good horizontal micro case with at least 500w
Something along the size of an xbone that can hold my 660ti.
Anyone got an idea? A neat design would be cool too but not really too important.
because the fractal design define xl r2 can have 100800 square milimeters of radiator with 14 noctua nf-f12 industrials in a nice, minimalistic design
If I wanted a small, quiet PC I would get a Mac Mini or an NUC.
If I wanted something with a powerful CPU and a dedicated graphics, I would get a real case.
Mini-ITX is too big to be a small computer, and too small to be a normal computer. It has no niche.
What's the point of a desktop if there's no room for expandability? What's the point when cooling issues limit your choices?
Do you live in your bedroom? Most of us have large desks we hide our boxes under.
Are you too poor for a laptop?
Does your OS have shit fan control? Do you not suspend to RAM at night?
Oh yeah, you're some kid trying to be mature and minimalist. I'll keep my giant black box.
I am gonna be working on a ship soon and I can´t go 5 months without my gaymens.
And a laptop would be too expensive so I can get a neat micro case and have that with me.
Macs have always had terrible cooling, but the old Mac Pros were ok, so they couldn't let that continue. These things will explode the instant you try to use them at their full potential like any other Mac.
>knows how to do it
>desktop computer that cannot handle full load because it has to throttle to prevent overheating
Always remember, no matte what the marketing tells you, Apple is not magic.
This is my current ITX LAN build.
The case itself has awful cooling and isn't space efficient, however I plan to fix this by converting it into mATX.
Unbalanced as fuck.
>stock amd fan
What are you doing? I know that mini-itx doesn't cope well with aftermarket fans due to size, but why not just get a nvidia card and the reference cooler rather than having to deal with a jet engine fan?
Why would I want to torture myself while installing my parts to a micro-itx?
If you were "inherently mature" you would actually understand what real maturity is, and that is being able to understand be ok with other people's differences.
Not like 4chan where everyone else's way is wrong.
>serial port card
Why? Your motherboard probably has that built in already. More new has the serial and parallel port headers next to the bottom pcie slot. Just need the correct ribbon cable to use it.
I had a Micro-ATX I was able to get for free.
I am absolutely not a fan of how cramped they are. Most graphics cards won't even fit.
Bigger is better.
Because I use a Micro-BTX master race
>Form factor literally designed for perfect airflow of modern components
CPU doesn't even require a fan, the whole case just needs one intake fan and one exhause fan and it runs in the 50s at most