I've spent the last year researching computers so as to prepare for a build of my own, but I've come to a bit of a stalemate in choosing how this configuration is going to go and I was hoping to get some of your insight.
A big factor that has to be taken into consideration with this build is that I'm starting University this september and am looking to build a pc that I can bring home with me during the holidays, and though the size of the pc doesn't really make that much of a difference an itx build would make my life that little bit easier, but is it worth giving up performance for a better form factor.
in terms of the build I have two configurations that I have decided will work for me:
One is an atx build featuring:
Cpu: amd fx 4300
Mobo: msi 970 gaming
RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9 2x4gb
Gpu: xfx radeon hd 7870
Case: bitfenix neos
And the other is an itx build featuring:
Cpu: amd a10 7850k
Mobo: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
Ram: G.skills ares series 2400mhz cl 11 2x4gb
Case: coolermaster elite 120
I apologise for my bad grammar, and I really appreciate any input you have on this build, even if it is to say that both considerations are horrific