Opinions on my part list?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by The VCR King, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Ok this should suit my needs right? Literally all I do is fallout 4, TF2 and Netflix

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sVxkYr

    It should be a bit better than my current rig in performance terms. I don't need "balls to the wall" performance I just need something that'll run decent lol. Later I'll switch the black for the blue drive
     
  2. beers

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    Why mini ITX in micro ATX case?
     
  3. The VCR King

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  4. Intel_man

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    Don't be stupid and buy a proper size board.

    That's as nice as I'll word it.
     
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  5. The VCR King

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    I understand but as I said before there weren't any micro atx boards with built-in wifi. If I can save the costs of a wifi card by getting a micro itx board WITH built in then shouldn't I?
     
  6. Intel_man

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    Because you lose a bunch of pcie slots over ATX, 2 dimm slots, and possibly sata ports among other things.

    Just buy a mid tower ATX. mATX cases aren't that much smaller than mid towers. You're not going to save much space.

    You either go full mITX or you get ATX. mATX sucks.
     
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  7. johnb35

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    I would also go with at least a 500 or 550 watt psu, will help if you upgrade video card later.
     
  8. beers

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    I'd only go mini ITX if I had a super small mITX case to put it in. Otherwise as Intel was indicating that a lot of mid tower ATX that accept a full size board are pretty compact (such as the Fractal Define C, which is only about 8% larger than the one you listed :cool: ) and offer you a lot more expandability for not much extra tower height. Ultimately you get a more complete computer without both limiting yourself and paying a premium price for mITX components.

    Obviously your call, however.
     
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  9. The VCR King

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    I'll still tinker around a bit with the PCPP.

    In the meantime, how would the performance of my current list PC compare to my current rig?
     
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  11. Deerling7

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    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9kk7VY

    You said you only use it for TF2, Fallout 4, and Netflix. You should not need more than 250 gigs of storage. I made some other changes too.
     
  12. The VCR King

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    I meant in terms of games I only use TF2 and FO4.

    I also have iTunes, movies, family photos, documents, backups, blahblah...
    A 1tb or more drive is needed for my needs
     
  13. The VCR King

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    I tweaked the microatx list a bit more, and so far here is what I've come up with:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/CrazyCalvinWilliams/saved/P6D2RB

    Besides the whole "mini-ITX in a micro-ATX" case thing, wouldn't this be a pretty decent build performance-wise if it became a "reality"?

    I mean, as long as it performs equally or better than my current PC I'll be happy.

    I'm just wanting to do a new build since I have the funds and the Beast is on borrowed time.
     
  14. Deerling7

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    Ahhh, I see.
     
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