View Poll Results: Is mATX or mITX better for a compact gaming PC?

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  • mATX

    2 66.67%
  • mITX

    1 33.33%
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  1.    17 Sep 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    His pic showed exactly what the op asked for. Your brain went rubber-ducky
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  2.    18 Sep 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I vote mATX with a mid-tower case so you have room for a 120mm fan for liquid cooling.
    I'm not a fan of mini anything when it comes to a desktop gaming PC, but if you really have a need for "mini" I would agree with Bunny J's comment above.

    If you're using an I7 6700K CPU it needs liquid cooling to perform at it's best. Just as important is to choose a mid tower that's designed for airflow with case fans you can control. Many motherboards have software/bios settings that allow you to control every fan.

    If you want to see the impact of poor (mini) case cooling, take a look at this thread on the EVGA forums. An FTW 1080 running at 87C with the GPU fan at 100% is absurd. Read through the thread, it was case cooling and scenarios where a high end graphics card (not a blower card) is sitting right on top of the power supply.

    If you're going to go with "mini", suggest a strong focus on cooling. Some mid tower case reviews here:
    PC Cases - 2016 News and Reviews - Enclosures, Chassis
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  3.    20 Sep 2016 #13
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    Thermaltake - U.S.A. - Core V1 - CA-1B8-00S1WN-00

    You can shove a 1080, i7-6700K, water cooling, and some random hard drives into it easy peasy with plenty of ventilation.
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  4.    20 Sep 2016 #14
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Thermaltake - U.S.A. - Core V1 - CA-1B8-00S1WN-00

    You can shove a 1080, i7-6700K, water cooling, and some random hard drives into it easy peasy with plenty of ventilation.
    That is a nice case.. thanks for sharing.
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Sep 2016 at 12:19.
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