Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
5Beans6

Form Factor Question

sweet holy balls what on earth are you doing putting a deluxe motherboard, 6700K and 950 in the same system?

given the full ATX budget i'd get this Micro-ATX system instead (still has room for 2 GPUs):

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($319.99 @ Micro Center) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($107.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($299.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($89.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1484.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 19:44 EST-0500

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

So I'm looking at two possible configurations for a PC, I know what parts I want, but I can not decide as to weather I want to build a small form factor rig or a full rig.

The reason why is because if I go with a small form factor it will be cheaper for various reasons (see links to parts lists) and simply because I like the idea of the small form factor. But the problem with that is if I ever wanted to add another graphics card or possibly a PCI-e based SSD in the future, I can't because I do not have room sue to there only being one PCI slot on the board.

 

Small form factor: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wdjtD3

Full form factor: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nZXthM

 

Thanks in advance!


System: Ryzen 5 2600 @ 3.9 GHz, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz RAM, Gigabyte Windforce GTX 960,

Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, 500GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 1Tb HDD, 120GB Kingston SSD

 

My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwwukmZmlCEyRLI_eB1fhJw?&ab_channel=BellPoductions

Link to post
Share on other sites

you know that mid tower cases exist right?

the 750D is big, you can get something much smaller that fits a full ATX motherboard with 5 or 6 PCIe lanes


My sound system costs more than my PC.        Check out my S340 build log "White Heaven"        The "LIGHTCANON" flashlight build log        Project AntiRoll (prototype)        Custom speaker project

Spoiler

Intel i7 4790k | AMD Vega 64 | ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S | Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB | NZXT S340 | Seasonic Platinum 760 | modded H100i | Coolermaster SK630 White | Logitech MX Master 2S | 2x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB | WD Red 4TB Samsung 58" 4k TV | 2x Behringer NEKKST K8 | BIC Acoustech H-100II | Scarlett 2i4 | 2x AT2020

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I'm looking at two possible configurations for a PC, I know what parts I want, but I can not decide as to weather I want to build a small form factor rig or a full rig.

The reason why is because if I go with a small form factor it will be cheaper for various reasons (see links to parts lists) and simply because I like the idea of the small form factor. But the problem with that is if I ever wanted to add another graphics card or possibly a PCI-e based SSD in the future, I can't because I do not have room sue to there only being one PCI slot on the board.

 

Small form factor: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wdjtD3

Full form factor: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nZXthM

 

Thanks in advance!

I'm a big Micro-ATX advocate as I feel a Mini-ITX system is too limiting but a large ATX system will waste space essentially and you'll never have a really efficient use of space, where as Micro-ATX is a perfect middle ground. Example, my system-

 

post-168944-0-98663100-1446509388_thumb.


2x  Xeon E5-2670 16c/32t | 2x Noctua NH-U9DXi4 | Intel S2600CP4 | 64GB's DDR3 ECC

EVGA GTX 1060 ACX 2.0 | OCX Trion 150 240GB SSD | 7TB's of Hard Drives | Fractal Design XL R2
 EVGA 850W B2 80+ | Logitech G610 | Logitech MX Master 2S | 2x LG 35MBD-B

From a G3258 to dual Xeon E5-2670's

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a big Micro-ATX advocate as I feel a Mini-ITX system is too limiting but a large ATX system will waste space essentially and you'll never have a really efficient use of space, where as Micro-ATX is a perfect middle ground. Example, my system-

 

attachicon.gif10697372_851009914996622_2803434494087202749_o.jpg

Lol the 350D is larger than a s340.

 

But nice looking build!


LINK-> Kurald Galain:  The Night Eternal 

Top 5820k, 980ti SLI Build in the World*

CPU: i7-5820k // GPU: SLI MSI 980ti Gaming 6G // Cooling: Full Custom WC //  Mobo: ASUS X99 Sabertooth // Ram: 32GB Crucial Ballistic Sport // Boot SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Mass SSD: Crucial M500 960GB  // PSU: EVGA Supernova 850G2 // Case: Fractal Design Define S Windowed // OS: Windows 10 // Mouse: Razer Naga Chroma // Keyboard: Corsair k70 Cherry MX Reds

Headset: Senn RS185 // Monitor: ASUS PG348Q // Devices: Note 10+ - Surface Book 2 15"

LINK-> Ainulindale: Music of the Ainur 

Prosumer DYI FreeNAS

CPU: Xeon E3-1231v3  // Cooling: Noctua L9x65 //  Mobo: AsRock E3C224D2I // Ram: 16GB Kingston ECC DDR3-1333

HDDs: 4x HGST Deskstar NAS 3TB  // PSU: EVGA 650GQ // Case: Fractal Design Node 304 // OS: FreeNAS

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Best Answer

sweet holy balls what on earth are you doing putting a deluxe motherboard, 6700K and 950 in the same system?

given the full ATX budget i'd get this Micro-ATX system instead (still has room for 2 GPUs):

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($319.99 @ Micro Center) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($107.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($299.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($89.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1484.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 19:44 EST-0500

Aftermarket 980Ti >= Fury X >= Reference 980Ti > Fury > 980 > 390X > 390 >= 970 380X > 380 >= 960 > 950 >= 370 > 750Ti = 360

"The Orange Box" || CPU: i5 4690k || RAM: Kingston Hyper X Fury 16GB || Case: Aerocool DS200 (Orange) || Cooler: Cryorig R1 Ultimate || Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB + WD Black 1TB || PSU: Corsair RM750 || Mobo: ASUS Z97-A || GPU: EVGA GTX 970 FTW+

"Unnamed Form Factor Switch" || CPU: i7 6700K || RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB || Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Mini ITX (White) || Cooler: Cryorig R1 Ultimate (Green Cover) || Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB || PSU: XFX XTR 550W || Mobo: ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming || GPU: EVGA GTX 970 FTW+

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol the 350D is larger than a s340.

 

But nice looking build!

The 350D is smaller in all dimensions except width where it is only about 10MM's larger. It's also a higher quality case with more radiator options.


2x  Xeon E5-2670 16c/32t | 2x Noctua NH-U9DXi4 | Intel S2600CP4 | 64GB's DDR3 ECC

EVGA GTX 1060 ACX 2.0 | OCX Trion 150 240GB SSD | 7TB's of Hard Drives | Fractal Design XL R2
 EVGA 850W B2 80+ | Logitech G610 | Logitech MX Master 2S | 2x LG 35MBD-B

From a G3258 to dual Xeon E5-2670's

Link to post
Share on other sites

Baller.

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/J7rMhM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/J7rMhM/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($216.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.66 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($669.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($71.10 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1489.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 19:35 EST-0500


and get Windows 7 off reddit for like 20$ then upgrade to Windows 10 for free.


2x  Xeon E5-2670 16c/32t | 2x Noctua NH-U9DXi4 | Intel S2600CP4 | 64GB's DDR3 ECC

EVGA GTX 1060 ACX 2.0 | OCX Trion 150 240GB SSD | 7TB's of Hard Drives | Fractal Design XL R2
 EVGA 850W B2 80+ | Logitech G610 | Logitech MX Master 2S | 2x LG 35MBD-B

From a G3258 to dual Xeon E5-2670's

Link to post
Share on other sites

The 350D is smaller in all dimensions except width where it is only about 10MM's larger. It's also a higher quality case with more radiator options.

Actually it's larger in every dimension by 5-10mm.

 

Not by much but it's enough.

 

S340- 200x445x432

 

350D- 210x450x440

 

But that said. I am not saying a 350D is better or worse, just that the 350D is a large micro atx case. 


LINK-> Kurald Galain:  The Night Eternal 

Top 5820k, 980ti SLI Build in the World*

CPU: i7-5820k // GPU: SLI MSI 980ti Gaming 6G // Cooling: Full Custom WC //  Mobo: ASUS X99 Sabertooth // Ram: 32GB Crucial Ballistic Sport // Boot SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Mass SSD: Crucial M500 960GB  // PSU: EVGA Supernova 850G2 // Case: Fractal Design Define S Windowed // OS: Windows 10 // Mouse: Razer Naga Chroma // Keyboard: Corsair k70 Cherry MX Reds

Headset: Senn RS185 // Monitor: ASUS PG348Q // Devices: Note 10+ - Surface Book 2 15"

LINK-> Ainulindale: Music of the Ainur 

Prosumer DYI FreeNAS

CPU: Xeon E3-1231v3  // Cooling: Noctua L9x65 //  Mobo: AsRock E3C224D2I // Ram: 16GB Kingston ECC DDR3-1333

HDDs: 4x HGST Deskstar NAS 3TB  // PSU: EVGA 650GQ // Case: Fractal Design Node 304 // OS: FreeNAS

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×