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Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by FrgMstr, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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  2. Yakk

    Yakk [H]ardness Supreme

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    I want to try my hand at building a small build, this would be a great start!
     
  3. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    More room for beer
     
  4. Suprfire

    Suprfire 2[H]4U

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  5. DonInKansas

    DonInKansas [H]ardness Supreme

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    Smaller means you can take it anywhere!
     
  6. Coaxial

    Coaxial Gawd

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    Smaller is better because the best things come in small packages!

    Although she said it was a good size!
     
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  7. El Nacho

    El Nacho Noobie Cheese

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    because I need a new htpc
     
  8. mjoe

    mjoe n00b

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    less GPU sag
     
  9. Cerulean

    Cerulean [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Smaller is better because it means I have more desk space for a bigger monitor, surround sound system;
    smaller is better because it means more sleek and streamlined appearances, and greater optimal use of real estate for productivity;
    smaller is better because it helps to emphasize the importance of the content you can output to your monitor than the computer (much like a small tiny camera versus an overwhelming DSLR pointed at you);
    and, smaller is better because it is one step into the future in the application of miniaturization, and thus setting the objectives of the industry higher and farther to better and greater than present day achievements.

    I love my Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7G3-760 for these reasons (less the first reason though), and it encourages me to spread the word and try sell to people less powerful (but still powerful) and smaller, power saving units. If one could take one of these back 15-20 years ago, everyone would be aweshocked.

    Did I mention that it is super easy for me to take this kind of horsepower with me on international flights due to its size? ;) That would be something that you couldn't do so easily 15 years ago!

    The equipment in this drawing would allow me to experiment with clustered computing for Adobe products :) and perhaps play Far Cry 4 at maximum settings on 1920x1200 :D
     
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  10. Silentbob343

    Silentbob343 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Smaller is better because I hate wasted space i.e. I don't need 15 bays when I have 2 hdds. Easier to put in the entertainment center in the living room or take up less desk space in the office. Easier to move and transport.
     
  11. wirerogue

    wirerogue Circle Jerkin'

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    i tell my girlfriend this all the time. it may be short but, at least it's thin.
     
  12. Dildonose

    Dildonose Limp Gawd

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    Smaller is better because it takes up less space and is easier to take over to your buddies house and game together. :cool:
     
  13. ThreeDee

    ThreeDee [H]ardForum Junkie

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    smaller is better because smaller is always cuter! ... and my wife bases how good an electronic device is by how cute it is!

    My wife knows computers!

    Yeah!
     
  14. aliaskary77

    aliaskary77 Limp Gawd

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    simple. wife approval factor!!
    would prefer to see the magic, not how its done!
     
  15. jwcalla

    jwcalla 2[H]4U

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    I love my mini-ITX box because it's quiet and doesn't take up much floor space.
     
  16. one swell foop

    one swell foop [H]ard|Gawd

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    Smaller is better because progress marches on and gives us the same processing power in a package a fraction of the size previously required. It's a physical expression of the triumph of man over math!
     
  17. Mosher

    Mosher Gawd

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    Cause it takes less space in the case....

    So I can have a smaller case, or more room for Watercooling, storage, or lulz!!:D
     
  18. evilwon

    evilwon Limp Gawd

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    Smaller is better because it is easier to hide my new build from my wife. :)

    Seriously though, I've built several of them starting back about 15 years ago with the first Shuttle boxes. Good stuff....
     
  19. Wierdo

    Wierdo [H]ard|Gawd

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    cause it looks purdy.
     
  20. Johnx64

    Johnx64 My poof SuX

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    Smaller is better when you need to fit in a smaller hole...
     
  21. jojo69

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    Smaller is better because it will fit in the NCASE M1 I have never populated.

    It languishes in the rafters of the garage...empty and alone. :(
     
  22. Sp33dFr33k

    Sp33dFr33k 2[H]4U

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    Smaller is better because having a massive case on my desk is taking up too much real estate.
     
  23. Azzkiker

    Azzkiker Limp Gawd

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    Probleminfected [H]ard|Gawd

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    Same performance in a smaller packages, yes thank you! Plus, easier and lighter to travel with.
     
  25. griff30

    griff30 I Lower the Boom!

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    Smaller is better, because I could play my Steam games on the TV with a smaller case, because the wife hates my tower in the living room.
     
  26. ob1

    ob1 2[H]4U

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    Size does matter...
     
  27. scaarbelly

    scaarbelly [H]ardness Supreme

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  28. m_isom

    m_isom Limp Gawd

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    Smaller is better when lugging around a LAN box
     
  29. IcePick

    IcePick n00b

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    Big things come in small packages! Plus I need one in my living room.
     
  30. jthomas

    jthomas Limp Gawd

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    Smaller is better because my case is on a high shelf, out of niece/nephews reach. Smaller=less weight=less grunting.
     
  31. Curoch

    Curoch n00b

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    Because its not what you have, its how you use it.
     
  32. Night_Hawk-19

    Night_Hawk-19 Gawd

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    Smaller better air flow and what I need for streaming shows :)
     
  33. The Gonz

    The Gonz [H]ard|Gawd

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  34. Lazorz_Go_PewPew

    Lazorz_Go_PewPew Gawd

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    Smaller builds are better because it allows me to fit more 3d printers on my desk :D
     
  35. Poseur

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    By putting a fast CPU and graphics cards in a smaller box you radically reduce the distance the electrons have to flow. Therefore allowing far more speed from the same components. Due to the tight confines of a small mITX case, air is heated more thoroughly and quickly, producing high speed convection currents and self cooling benefits. Or something. Gimme. :D

    I really do want to build a mITX build next time. I have a full ATX Phenom that needs to move to my sister's house. Pity my poor, starving sister running Windows XP on an Athlon X2. I built that one too.
     
  36. Grebuloner

    Grebuloner Gawd

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    Smaller is better because the best living room HTPC/Gamer should be smaller and quieter than your amplifier.
     
  37. warok

    warok n00b

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    less space and quieter
     
  38. filip

    filip [H]ard|Gawd

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    I hate to be that guy but when it comes down to it for me smaller is not better at all.
     
  39. halo000008

    halo000008 Limp Gawd

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    Easy to bring with you
     
  40. Highwind

    Highwind [H]ard|Gawd

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    Portable SFF LAN powerhouses and nerd rep, that's why.