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ITX vs ATX

To ITX or not to ITX, that is the question.

Anyway, I'm looking at building a PC and I'm wondering if I would go ITX or ATX.

ATX rig:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1n2Hn

ITX rig
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1n2IE

The PSU would be a Silverstone Strider 650W 80+ Gold either way

Advantages to ATX

SLI ready
Easier to water cool
Quieter
Windowed side panel
Easier cable management

Advantages to ITX

So much more awesome
230mm fan
Takes up less space
Portable

Can anyone think of any more advantages / disadvantages for both rigs? Thanks.
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  1. I say ITX. I love small builds. I have on order, an NZXT Vulcan (microATX case) for my current SLI build.
  2. Best answer
    I have a Coolermaster Elite 120, First of all with mini itx, you need to do alot of planing, even whith Modular psu it can get cramped, heat is a major problem and you need to check alot of stuff like, were do you live, what its the normal temp, are you getting new fans? Now Cpu heatsink its a pain in the ass because you cant really go air anymore, it has to be Watercooling. There are just like 4 cpu air heatsinks that are small enough for a mini itx case and they dont deliver enough performance for the price, henceford the watercooling.

    ATX : Painless installation, lots of upgrades in the future, multiple ports and cards, tons of airflow.

    Mini ITX: Long installation, you have a finished product with restricted upgrades, restricted airflow may overheat if not done properly.


    Why did i went with Mini Itx?. because iam not overcloking anything, Was getting a balanced system that iam gonna put in my tv in 2 years after i buy a new pc.
  3. What do you mean you can't go air? Air cooling is still better than 90% of the overpriced closed loop liquid coolers out there.
  4. tiny voices said:
    What do you mean you can't go air? Air cooling is still better than 90% of the overpriced closed loop liquid coolers out there.


    Thanks for the replies, now I'm thinking about going m-atx... I think he said you can't go air because they don't fit, but most of them do in the Prodigy. Anyway I'm hoping to go with a custom water loop.
  5. Make sure to set aside $200-$300ish for the custom waterloop parts.
  6. tiny voices said:
    Make sure to set aside $200-$300ish for the custom waterloop parts.


    Yeah I sorted out how I'm going to do it and what parts I'm going to use on TehcPowerUps forums, as much as I love Tom's, TehcPowerUp is the place to go for modding and watercooling.

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  7. Well, The Prodigy its not a REAL mini itx...

    http://imageshack.us/a/img834/6753/f06j.jpg
  8. What make it not real? It will properly house an mitx board. it is an mitx case. So what if it is big?
  9. hahahahaha, i mean, its really really big for mini itx standars hahaha, but yeah i would rather go micro atx, now that corsair released their new case, damn its pretty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021

    And you can pair it with an Asus Gryphon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977

    if only i could go back in time
  10. chulex67 said:
    hahahahaha, i mean, its really really big for mini itx standars hahaha, but yeah i would rather go micro atx, now that corsair released their new case, damn its pretty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021

    And you can pair it with an Asus Gryphon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977

    if only i could go back in time


    Funnily enough, looking at it the Bitfenix would be a lot easier to water cool than a 350D.
  11. SamGriffiths said:
    chulex67 said:
    hahahahaha, i mean, its really really big for mini itx standars hahaha, but yeah i would rather go micro atx, now that corsair released their new case, damn its pretty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021

    And you can pair it with an Asus Gryphon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977

    if only i could go back in time


    Funnily enough, looking at it the Bitfenix would be a lot easier to water cool than a 350D.


    Really? How so? 0.o
  12. chulex67 said:
    SamGriffiths said:
    chulex67 said:
    hahahahaha, i mean, its really really big for mini itx standars hahaha, but yeah i would rather go micro atx, now that corsair released their new case, damn its pretty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021

    And you can pair it with an Asus Gryphon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977

    if only i could go back in time


    Funnily enough, looking at it the Bitfenix would be a lot easier to water cool than a 350D.


    Really? How so? 0.o


    If you look at the Bitfenix you can mount , two 240mm rads in the front and the top easily.
  13. SamGriffiths said:
    chulex67 said:
    SamGriffiths said:
    chulex67 said:
    hahahahaha, i mean, its really really big for mini itx standars hahaha, but yeah i would rather go micro atx, now that corsair released their new case, damn its pretty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021

    And you can pair it with an Asus Gryphon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977

    if only i could go back in time


    Funnily enough, looking at it the Bitfenix would be a lot easier to water cool than a 350D.


    Really? How so? 0.o


    If you look at the Bitfenix you can mount , two 240mm rads in the front and the top easily.


    Something like this? http://images.pugetsystems.com/images/pic_disp.php?id=20672&width=250
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