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I will be travelling a little bit whilst at University- MATX vs ITX

I was thinking of making a build with the hadron air or the arc mini r2. What would you guys recommend, MATX or ITX (I will be going to university and going to and from my home (400 miles away) during christmas and summer).

 

What are the downsides of having an ITX build? In the build - i7 4770, gtx 770, 16gb corsair vengeance, 240gb corsair SSD. Not sure whether I should go ITX or MATX. (P.s. I will not be using SLI.)

 

Thanks,

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Get MicroATX. Even if you don't plan on doing it, you can expand in the future. 

 

Also, get a 780 instead of a 770

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Mini-ITX has only 2 dimm's, doesn't have as much expandability (only one pci-e slot and fewer sata ports) and is often priced higher than similar Micro-ATX boards.

I would go for a Micro-ATX board.

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get micro atx

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Get MicroATX. Even if you don't plan on doing it, you can expand in the future. 

 

Also, get a 780 instead of a 770

And a 4670K
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I'd say go full balls to walls and get a Fractal node 304 4670k and 780ti, just make sure its 2 slot

 

i highly doubt we'll get to games that will not work on that card on 1080p, and if it does you can just upgrade after university if you absolutely need too.

 

oh and node 304 is very easy to handle since its pretty small for what you can fit in it.

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Go Nano ITX, in a Gamecube case.

Idon't think he wants to be using integrated graphics
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Idon't think he wants to be using integrated graphics

Wasn't too serious.

 

but mATX is pretty portable, I have travelled a few times with my mATX pc by car. went fine

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I'd say go full balls to walls and get a Fractal node 304 4670k and 780ti, just make sure its 2 slot

 

i highly doubt we'll get to games that will not work on that card on 1080p, and if it does you can just upgrade after university if you absolutely need too.

 

oh and node 304 is very easy to handle since its pretty small for what you can fit in 

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Wasn't too serious.

 

but mATX is pretty portable, I have travelled a few times with my mATX pc by car. went fine

I won't have a car when I'm at university :(

 

I'm not sure how I would transport my PC if I ever went by plane.

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I'm pretty sure the GTX 770 can handle games like bf4 on high at 60-70fps.

 

Yes it will work fine in BF4, Tho i would get the 780 for added powah.

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I won't have a car when I'm at university :(

 

I'm not sure how I would transport my PC if I ever went by plane.

You could travel with a 250D in your luggage?

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Yes it will work fine in BF4, Tho i would get the 780 for added powah.

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Depends on how much your traveling, if you move around alot, or use your computer in 3 different places a day, I would go with a Mini-itx. Though, if you move around just like once every 3 days or something, you have better options with a matx build.

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Prodigy is both ITX and mATX and it looks rather nice too. Its a bit larger, but easy to carry.

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