>not using a Micro ATX or Mini ITX build
Whats your excuse?
>multiple hard drives
>Video and photo editing
>Not a poorfag
Pretending like your buyers remorse for getting a Micro ATX/Mini iTX build makes you superior in the face of true computers
I was 12 years old. Having my cousins birthday party at Mc Donalds. I went to the potty. There where Ronald grab me, he took me to maintenance room. He said there will be a special dessert but not for everyone, it was limited. I didn't believe him, my parents always warned me about strangers but he took me anyways. While my friends were having fun outside, he raped me 4 times in the maintenance closet. He fed me with his sperm, he said it was "mcsemen". He made me swallow all of it. When he was done I was crying, couldn't sit on my ass for weeks. My parents didn't believe me a clown raped me. I never go to Mc Donalds, even now. I only eat from Burger King.
>More than 1 GPU is for retards
So I guess that people who do things like video editing or multi-monitor gaming are retards?
You're a turboshit/10
>built mitx rig
>fuck I need a nas now
>better buy a USB hub because 4 is literally nothing
>goddamn where do I put my sound card
it's pretty shit after the novelty wears off. good form factor as a general shitbox.
too bad most people buy it because they can fill it up without spending much money, more of a self limitation.
>fuck I need a nas now
How many Hdds do you need pic related
>better buy a USB hub because 4 is literally nothing
My mobo has 6 usbs on the back and 2 on the case.
I never need to use them all at the same time.
Unless your job is music you don't need it
You just got a shitty build
my sound card is a dac+amp retard
do you mean external moron?
the prodigy is bigger than most matx cases. fuck off with your retarded shit of going ssf with a fuck huge case.
Obviously not someone who understands that the point of building a PC is to have a computer that is built to your needs
That buyer's remorse
Currently have 3 Seagate Constellations, one WD Enterprise, Crucial M500 SSD, Sandisk Extreme SSD, and I'm still somehow in need of more storage thanks to being a photographer/videographer
Stop being so stupid thinking that your unmotivated life that leads you to only needing a basic pleb machine is all that other people need.
>probably uses gaymen shit
also In my three builds so far two of them were asrock, not a SINGLE issue. Achkchualley, I accidentally one pin on the cpu socket and by gently placing it back it worked again with another CPU. And the one I'm using now works flawlessy.
Your shitty memes are not accepted here, fuck off
2 for GPU.
1 for a gap
1 for a 10 bit Quadro.
1 for primary ethernet
1 for secondary ethernet
1 for serial card
1 for external sata cards.
aka an actual workstation. Not everyone builds their pc for MUH GAMES.
It's like a Porshe with an hybrid motor...
That XEON as far as multithreading goes isn't any better than an fx 8350. If its the single core performance you're after you should get an i5 4690k. It says that your Xeon doesn't even suport FMA instruction sets? At least not fma3 or fma4
>multiple hard drives
Got an i7
>Video and photo editing
Sounds like my ITX build can do the same shit as yours.
>not a poorfag
>pretending that ITX is cheap
Look at these comments.
You stupid fucks.
Why in the holy name of hell whould I upgrade? Theres litterally nothing that requires more cpu power. Mind you, this fucker can be oc'd as well.. (1.gen oc by bclk, not multi only)
I run bf4 with 100+ fps on ultra. no joke.
What kinda case you're looking for? I've got the Silverstone Sg-10 and it's pretty nice. Space for 6 hard drives, full sized graphics card and big CPU cooler. Kinda pricey though and can only fit slim DVD drives.
>Micro ATX or Mini ITX
Anyone else here use a BTX motherboard about 10 years ago?
They were so much better than ATX for airflow. I'm still pissed that intel killed them off.
>get a shitty ATX because too hipster for tower
>half the system is on the floor or supported by paper tissues
kek, might just as well not have a case at all and trip over your hardware
>Thinks the HSF is mounted diagonally on a BTX motherboard because of the diagonal socket
underage ban please
I had a full atx before micro atx became a popular thing and I'm still using it.
I'll do a micro atx build when I need to upgrade
Also I need the 2 slots my gpu takes up plus one for wifi
>diagonal alignment of heatpipes over a square IHS and a rectangular chip carrier
>socket on edge of board so large dual-tower heatsinks clash against stuff
nobody cares about your ancient, inferior motherboard layout anon, the rest of the world has moved on, accept it
Swore by mATX for years, but finally needed a full tower with room for drives, extra GPU and the tower under the desk with access to USB really suits my needs.
Yes, mATX can do CF/SLI but mobo's with a PCI lane space and cases with 5 slots are rare and I don't really have space on my desk for a PC due to multi monitors.
My wet dream is a micro ITX build with dual 980s (making sure proper air circ), a big SSD (no HDD, so portable-ish), a nice 80+ gold, sound card, and Broadwell, in a brushed case if possible (as minimal as possible). Also a liquid CPU cooler if the radiator fits.
Basically, as much power and luxury condensed into as small a package as possible.
I don't even need the space but everything about the build i posted makes me want to build one myself.
>Implying every mATX is different and they're not all the same size
>Implying EATX and ATX are shit tier
>mATX can't fit more than bare minimum because small as fuck
Those aren't nearly as aesthetically pleasing >>45266805
I have a set of box shelves similar to these and I'm hoping to store it in them, though they would probably restrict airflow quite a bit
I have a seasonic g semi in my pcpp atm but will probably get a silverstone strider fully modular and buy a set of flat cables and sleeve them myself or already sleeved ones.
Not sure if these are long enough for the 250d
I've found mITX mobos that would fit the build I described. It's hard but they exist. Finding a case that fits it is harder.
>Avoid mechanical drive adds portability because weight
No, main reason for SSD portability-wise is not weight but the fact that they're less fragile than rotating drives.
I have a similar thing going with my PS3 (in a small vertical space in my table's side), and I had to figure out a way to vent it unobstructed (it now faces outward with the vent; cables-out). Sadly, storing computers in any sort of enclosed space absolutely destroys air circ, and overheats it like a motherfucker.
And yet I have
>1 SSD and 2x3TB HDD
>GTX 750 Ti
>and a watercooler mount
in a mATX case. I could fit an R9 290x in here too if I rearranged the drives, removed the SSD bays, and got a 3.5" sled for my SSD.
But I am using one anon. On the other hand, there is a severe lack of case options on this size that aren't cheap OEM tier or twice as expensive than similar ATX cases. There is a fuckton of mATX boards with 6 sata ports, and almost no case that allow you to use that.
Fractal Design Arc Mini R2.
I've had simillar issue while putting my old PC (about 5 years ago) into a special pc "slot" in my desk.
It really did look nice and didn't really overheat too much during the winter. But then the GTX 260 i had in it somehow went ballistic and went up 130C,meleted the mobo,and set the table on fire.
As much as i've bought a new table with enough space to keep the pc rather chill, i keep a small fire extinguisher in the living room near me just in case.
weird fact is that somehow my HDD,RAM,and processor were somehow alive after all of that.
I'm using a mini for my new gaming PC
2h later... sure. I made it ages ago in Sketchup and sent to a company to make it.
That bracket came with it, was made to fit my old case, it just happened to be the perfect size for this case too.
It is 2m wide, 65 cm deep and 75cm tall. There is a space behind to tuck all the wires and a small space for the amplifier/sub.
Micro-ITX motherboards have been too temperamental from my experience and I prefer to have more expansion options for future upgrades.
I have only had a few Micro-ATX motherboards which were actually reliable and did work well for me, but they often fell short on features not only on the hardware, but also the BIOS too.
Normal ATX motherboards have worked better for me in terms of reliability, features and general performance so I won't be down sizing anytime soon.
As for recent upgrade I went with a Gigabyte Z97 G1.Sniper and Intel i7-4790K which went well with my other hardware and was a good upgrade from my Gigabye Z68XP-UD3P and Intel i7-2700K.
Processing performance isn't much better, but the general connectivity (USB and SATA 3) and sound is much better.
EATX, because fuck you.
Thinking about getting an m.2 so I can remove all the sata/power cables. No idea what to pick though.
I was considering compressing my build into a small portable build as my Christmas gift to myself. My question is, assuming you shutdown the PC properly, turn off the power supply, and wait a minute, is it still safe to frequently move a PC around? For some weird reason my instincts are telling me it'll reduce the lifespan of my PC or fry it or something.
Also, anyone with a EVGA Hard-on build? It's so pretty and compact, but if I'm gonna get rid of my water-cooling and buy a new mobo I'd like to hear some recommendations.
Thanks, all I needed to hear to pass on that shit. My stupid 780Ti already gives me coil whine with my HX850. Could be my assrock mobo causing it as well.
Any input on the first part though? If it's dangerous to move a PC say, once a week, I'd rather just wait and make an entirely seperate mini-PC somewhere down the line.
You forgot about the idiots spending 500$+ on an overheating graphics card that will be deprecated next year.
Mini ITX master race for low-tier.
Micro ATX master race for mid-tier.
It isn't a problem. Think of laptops - they get moved around all the time with no issues.
The only thing you might have to worry about is a big tower heatsink or big video card - if these are not well secured and you drop your case there are some pretty big cantilever forces there
>is it still safe to frequently move a PC around?
If everything is secured properly, it shouldn't be an issue.
Your biggest worry is probably the graphics card, which can exert a lot of torque on the mobo if the case is given rough treatment. Consider getting a bracket or something to secure the cantilever end in place.
Also, get yourself a set of geargrips. Thank me later.
Ive had three screens sice the 570s came out and I bought 2.
Need to replace them now and waiting for the 980ti.
The real question is with one display port can I get away with one card for awhile?
My 570s wont go into surround anymore I think they on their last legs.
Is there a cheap, small, semi portable case for micro atx? I have an existing micro atx build I want to throw in a smaller, console-like case just as an arcade/emulator box. I kinda like cube shaped cases.. I looked at the Node 804 and it seems a little too big. Actually, if anyone owns the Node 804 I'd appreciate any pics with stuff to scale next to it.
Using B85m-G with an i5 4690.
went to the website but it's not for sale
So i don't have to make my own M-ATX thread:
Hey, /g/ about 16 months or so ago I built a new desktop, however, being younger and more retarded I bought a fuck huge NZXT case. Now the case is great and all that however I have moved cities since and my PC has been gathering dust in my parents house for 4 months.
Now my problem is that I moved into uni halls of residence (inb4 underage, im 24 and a "mature" student) so my room is tiny, and I'm wanting to bring my PC with me when I go back after xmas. But I don't want to transport my huge case (with everything in it) for fear of crushing myself and taking up loads of room so I'm wanting to (down/up)grade to a Micro ATX case but I have some questions:
According to PCpart picker http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/8scJTW (my current build, I have everything from my current desktop there plus a M-ATX motherboard and case) there are no clashes with parts, is this site 100% accurate?
And when i get my new motherboard will I need to re-install windows due to their being a different bios? right?
Also hows the airflow + temps on the prodigy?
Sorry for the long post, but it's vital I don't fuck up.
mITX is fine, mATX is retarded--not case choices out there to commit to a weird standard meant for OEM shit.
>Do a mATX build
>Get a Corsair 350D
>Do a cheap server build later
>Realize my mATX case was nearly as big as my ATX