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3 years ago#1
And I have a laptop (screen size and available processing power are leaving me with a bitter taste), but I prefer my desktop back home. Problem is its a full atx tower, so its not what I would call portable. Now, can I build a beefy desktop on a mini-atx board?
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3 years ago#2
Sure you can, but it's still not going to be very portable. I guess it mostly depends on your method of travel. It's going to suck if it involves planes.
It's Mini-ITX by the way, not Mini-ATX :)
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-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
3 years ago#3
Yeah, wasnt sure. I knew they made mini boards. In any case, a miniboard/case would be more easily transported than the monster tower I have at home, no?
i5 3570k| Radeon HD 7750| 16GB 1600mhz DDR3| Asrock Z77 Pro4| Coolmaster V8 CPU Cooler| W8| 700GB HDD
3 years ago#4
Sure, yeah. The Bitfenix Prodigy is a good example of a Mini-ITX case, and I think Silverstone has a Mini-ITX case in their Fortress lineup that's nice.
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
3 years ago#5
But I would be able to put a 3570k and a good 7950 in it with no problem?
i5 3570k| Radeon HD 7750| 16GB 1600mhz DDR3| Asrock Z77 Pro4| Coolmaster V8 CPU Cooler| W8| 700GB HDD
3 years ago#6
Yep. Look up reviews of the Prodigy or that Fortress, you'll see.
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
3 years ago#7
Sweet, thanks for the info :)
i5 3570k| Radeon HD 7750| 16GB 1600mhz DDR3| Asrock Z77 Pro4| Coolmaster V8 CPU Cooler| W8| 700GB HDD
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