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User Info: elemental_rush

elemental_rush
2 months ago#11
loader963 posted...
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/custom_mod-mini-itx-rev-4.1407/

There are a lot of SFF cases but you have a lot of negatives that go with them. For example, On the extreme end of things this 3.5L case can handle an i5 and a 1070. But it doesn't have any 2.5 or 3.5 hdds. Really depends on how much power you want, storage needs, money, and tolerance to noise and temps.

Edit: it's roughly 5"x7"x8". Smaller than most consoles and way Moreno powerful.

how hard would that be honestly? i've put pcs together but that seems a bit more
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
2 months ago#12
Is this a thought exercise or are we talking about you personally? Because I've seen Linus cram together a few super slim PCs but I don't know if I'd actually want to own one.
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User Info: loader963

loader963
2 months ago#13
HeliosMagi posted...
loader963 posted...
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/custom_mod-mini-itx-rev-4.1407/

There are a lot of SFF cases but you have a lot of negatives that go with them. For example, On the extreme end of things this 3.5L case can handle an i5 and a 1070. But it doesn't have any 2.5 or 3.5 hdds. Really depends on how much power you want, storage needs, money, and tolerance to noise and temps.

Edit: it's roughly 5"x7"x8". Smaller than most consoles and way Moreno powerful.

So M.2 and PCIe SSDs are your only options for internal storage then?


Yep. I couldn't do it but there are those with the ability and the means to use it.
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User Info: yohabroha

yohabroha
2 months ago#14
I built a PC with the Fractal Design Node 202 in about 3 hours. Most of that time was having a funeral for the SSD that I broke. That case in particular has separate slots for all of your parts so building it is literally Legos and it pretty much manages your cables for you.

ITX builds aren't necessarily difficult you just have to build it in your head/on paper before you start buying parts. Using a blower style GPU, low profile CPU coolers, smaller hard drives, etc. are all things to consider before doing it.
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User Info: loader963

loader963
2 months ago#15
elemental_rush posted...
loader963 posted...
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/custom_mod-mini-itx-rev-4.1407/

There are a lot of SFF cases but you have a lot of negatives that go with them. For example, On the extreme end of things this 3.5L case can handle an i5 and a 1070. But it doesn't have any 2.5 or 3.5 hdds. Really depends on how much power you want, storage needs, money, and tolerance to noise and temps.

Edit: it's roughly 5"x7"x8". Smaller than most consoles and way Moreno powerful.

how hard would that be honestly? i've put pcs together but that seems a bit more


Not really harder, it's just that there are limited parts and more $.
I can be patient, but I'm not waiting!

User Info: thelocalhentai

thelocalhentai
2 months ago#16
Realistic build for a gaming computer? 1080ti mini or the 1050ti mini can get you a ton of space but overall, I would say the smallest without being impractical would be just a tad bit smaller than a current generation computer.

You can get a raspberry pi mini to run old school games and you can fit those in your pocket.

User Info: yohabroha

yohabroha
2 months ago#17
thelocalhentai posted...
Realistic build for a gaming computer? 1080ti mini or the 1050ti mini can get you a ton of space but overall, I would say the smallest without being impractical would be just a tad bit smaller than a current generation computer.

You can get a raspberry pi mini to run old school games and you can fit those in your pocket.


you don't even need mini versions of cards to have small builds. a lot of ITX cases can fit full cards and don't get too hot as long as you have blower coolers. see that node 202 up there.
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
2 months ago#18
This case is small enough but you are going to sacrifice performance and your not going to get a 1080 in there lol. scratch that I did not know they made a 1080ti mini lmao.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119286

Something like this build I could not find a mini 1080ti or a PSU so that is not in there and the case is above

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VxbnzM
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#19
What I'm waiting for is something like a GPD Win with a proper dedicated GPU. We just need to figure out a way to shrink down something like a GTX 1050.
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User Info: Jason_25

Jason_25
2 months ago#20
Here is a nice accessory for a small case.

https://www.amazon.com/PCI-Degree-Right-Angle-Riser/dp/B005FEGXXY

One of the biggest annoyances is how tall a portable desktop is with the graphics card sticking up. It is also diifficult to build a secure way to mount the graphics card if you are building the case yourself. Something like the above would go a long way to building a very small "luggable" PC or even a home built gaming laptop if you use a DC > DC power supply.
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