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Mini-ITX vs ATX/Mid-ATX

I'm looking to buy a pc, and I was wondering if I should use Mini-ITX or ATX/Mid-ATX. I've kind of fallen in love with the Bitfenix Prodigy Orange, so do I really need a bigger case? I'm not planning on having multiple GPU's or anything too big. What do you guys think?
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    DrTot said:
    I'm looking to buy a pc, and I was wondering if I should use Mini-ITX or ATX/Mid-ATX. I've kind of fallen in love with the Bitfenix Prodigy Orange, so do I really need a bigger case? I'm not planning on having multiple GPU's or anything too big. What do you guys think?


    If you don't intend to go SLI there isn't anything particularly wrong with going with mini itx, but you have to keep in mind the following points:
    1. If you have a mini itx case, you might not be able to fit all single gpus into the case,
    2. You probably won't be able to fit any large cpu coolers or water-coolers, and certainly no gpu water-blocks,
    3. Airflow may not be as good as a larger case because there isn't as much space for the heat to dissipate, and for the air to pass through,
    4. You might not be able to have as much storage space as you might like, unless you buy a very large single hard drive, some of which can be expensive,
    5. Finding a quality, fully modular psu, that fits the wattage you want from a refutable dealer won't be difficult necessarily, but your options may be limited,
    6. Your options for upgrading your rig in the future will be somewhat limited,
    7. With most mini itx cases an optical drive is out of the question,

    If your fine with all of that, that's fine, honestly i'd like a mini itx pc for portability purposes, but still, if you don't plan on moving it around a whole lot and you've got plenty of space in your home, then I'd suggest an ATX mid tower. Otherwise, go for it.
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