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Any builders of mini-itx rigs have any regret?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My partner and I will be going to school next september and will likely be getting a studio ot small 1-bedroom apartment. As a result, we will be very limited on space, so I was considering going the mini-itx route to make as much efficiency as possible. But I want to know of any downside people have experienced doing one of those small-form factor builds: what have been the biggest problems that have arisen from the form factor?

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If you aren't going to use a ton of drives or PCIe expansion cards, and you aren't going to heavily overclock your CPU, then a mini-ITX system should be fine. If you're doing any of the things I mentioned earlier, then no don't build a mini-ITX system. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

If you aren't going to use a ton of drives or PCIe expansion cards, and you aren't going to heavily overclock your CPU, then a mini-ITX system should be fine. If you're doing any of the things I mentioned earlier, then no don't build a mini-ITX system. 

I'll probaby get a 250gb or 500gb ssd, and and one 3.5" hdd, but that would be it

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3 minutes ago, TheMail said:

I'll probaby get a 250gb or 500gb ssd, and and one 3.5" hdd, but that would be it

Then a mini-ITX system should be fine. Just make sure that your case has the storage options you're looking for. 


Intel® Xeon® X5675 @4.25GHz 1.325v (Multiplier: x25.0, BCLK: 170, Uncore: 3580, QPI/DRAM Voltage: 1.35v) || NZXT HAVIK 140 || ASUS P6X58-E WS || Crucial DDR3-1700 9-11-11-28 (2x4GB) || ASUS STRIX GTX 770 || Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" SSD || Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) || Corsair AX860i 80+ Platinum || CPU-Z Validation

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Yes, one actually, I haven't figured out a nice powerbutton solution for the Toaster :P

 


I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play MTGA & watch anime at 720p...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee! The Cassette Deck!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

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"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Then a mini-ITX system should be fine. Just make sure that your case has the storage options you're looking for. 

i have a VPS i can easily that i can easily throw stuff onto to im not super worried on the storage side of thingss

5 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Yes, one actually, I haven't figured out a nice powerbutton solution for the Toaster :P

 

 

huh really? what kind of chassis/case solution are you using?

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2 hours ago, TheMail said:

 

huh really? what kind of chassis/case solution are you using?

It's a Fujitsu Scaleo C from 2005, build is in the sig if you care


I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play MTGA & watch anime at 720p...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee! The Cassette Deck!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

Spoiler

"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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