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What's the most powerful PC I can mount to the back of my monitor?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Long story short I've had a hernia repaired in my groin and sitting at my desk isn't very comfortable.

I'm a lot more comfortable when I'm sitting on my futon couch (which is also my bed), but laptops are expensive, proprietary and under-powered.

 

The only other option seems to go as SFF as possible and set my computer on a coffee table at my couch and purchse or DIY one of those lapdog couch-desks for my peripherals.

 

So what kind of small pc case options do I have that can mount to the back or perhaps lay underneath my monitor. I need to be able to use either my existing Sapphire nitro RX-460 or at the very least AMD's next generation top-tier APU on an itx board.


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I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Have a look at MicroATX cases. Smallest form factor motherboards, so also smallest possible case 


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5 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Small cases? Don't mind if I do.

 

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 


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1 minute ago, Stormseeker9 said:

Have a look at MicroATX cases. Smallest form factor motherboards, so also smallest possible case 

??

Pretty sure mini itx is smaller than micro ATX


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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2 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

Have a look at MicroATX cases. Smallest form factor motherboards, so also smallest possible case 

theres two sizes smaller than matx (not sure if it goes smaller than the sitx or whatever its called, but its smaller than itx)?


PSU Tier List

 

  PCs and other things:

Spoiler

Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

Spoiler

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

Spoiler

Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

 

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7 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

??

Pretty sure mini itx is smaller than micro ATX

I thought for consumer boards with a GPU slot it was mATX smallest form factor.

 

yes you have NUC which is even smaller, but no place for dedicated GPU


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2 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

I thought for consumer boards with a GPU slot it was mATX smallest form factor.

 

yes you have NUC which is even smaller, but no place for dedicated GPU

Of non proprietary form factors, ITX is basically as small as it gets. Full length PCIe slot, all the bells and whistles, tiny form factor.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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4 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Of non proprietary form factors, ITX is basically as small as it gets. Full length PCIe slot, all the bells and whistles, tiny form factor.

Sorry, you’re right - now I see ‘ITX’ bells start to ring haha. 

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

ITX or the even smaller "STX" if they exist for AM4 are what I'm after.


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10 hours ago, fasauceome said:

Do you got any more "low profile" case suggestions? The SG-13 is more cube shaped which wasn't what I was hoping for. I want to have as little footprint as possible by having a case that's either on the back of my monitor or that the monitor can sit on top of.


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9 hours ago, Okjoek said:

Do you got any more "low profile" case suggestions? The SG-13 is more cube shaped which wasn't what I was hoping for. I want to have as little footprint as possible by having a case that's either on the back of my monitor or that the monitor can sit on top of.

It's definitely along the lines of the "sit on top of" category, what monitor are you using?


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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20 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

It's definitely along the lines of the "sit on top of" category, what monitor are you using?

This is what it looks like.

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diameter of the stand is about 23cm

 

Silverstone's page for the SG-13 is about 22 x 28 cm so it's cutting it pretty close.

 

This case might actually be what I'm looking for if I go the integrated graphics route.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108109&Description=low profile case&cm_re=low_profile_case-_-11-108-109-_-Product


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My girlfriend built her new PC in a Silverstone RVZ03. She had almost 0 PC knowledge prior other than LTT videos before. If she can build in it, anybody can.

 

Gets my recommendation.


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20 hours ago, Stormseeker9 said:

Have a look at MicroATX cases. Smallest form factor motherboards, so also smallest possible case 

No, that's a bad idea as the "Small Form Factor" µATX Cases are all gone. Nada, nothing.

Everything went to ITX.

And the µATX Boards are mostly crap for AM4, the 4 ITX Boards (+ Variants) you can chose from are better.

20 hours ago, fasauceome said:

??

Pretty sure mini itx is smaller than micro ATX

Yeah, much smaller.

Its just the 4 inner holes that ITX allows.

µATX allows the full with but only reduced height so its not that much smaller than full ATX either.

Just 4 Slots instead of 7 (max).

20 hours ago, fantasia. said:

theres two sizes smaller than matx (not sure if it goes smaller than the sitx or whatever its called, but its smaller than itx)?

3

You forgot DTX, wich also exist, though became rare these days...

20 hours ago, Stormseeker9 said:

I thought for consumer boards with a GPU slot it was mATX smallest form factor.

Nope, its ITX and some Cases for that.

ITX totally replaced the "size Matters" Market as its smaller. Though some cases (like the RVZ-01) are rather large for what you get...

 

20 hours ago, Stormseeker9 said:

yes you have NUC which is even smaller, but no place for dedicated GPU

There is a Version with an MXM Module or VEGA mobile...

19 hours ago, Okjoek said:

ITX or the even smaller "STX" if they exist for AM4 are what I'm after.

If you don't really want to game, then you should look for "ASROCK A300".

This thing might be what you're looking for:

 

The Antec ISK110 needs an update with a stronger PSU to be fully usable because the needed 2400GE is not available on the market...

 


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10 hours ago, Okjoek said:

Do you got any more "low profile" case suggestions?

We need to know what the PC is for, what are planin on doing with it?

 

For a non-gaming Office/Internet PC I'd look at Asrock A300.

 

For a Gaming PC, i'd look at node 202 for example.

But keep in mind that its getting rather loud due to size restrictions.


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On 4/13/2019 at 2:47 PM, Okjoek said:

So what kind of small pc case options do I have that can mount to the back or perhaps lay underneath my monitor. 

Expensive, but an option

https://www.cratecomputers.com/products/crate-computer-case

 

LTT did a video where they used something similar to this but I dont believe this was the exact case, nor can I find it >:(


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