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I'm starting college in a year (specifically UC Irvine) and when I went to see the dorms I was shocked at how small they were. Luckily I will be getting a single room.

Anyway, does your mid/full tower feel too large for the room? I am considering buying a mATX case and a mATX board to take to college so it doesn't take too much space.

What did you guys do with your desktop when you moved?
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It really depends on your room, and what you want in it. IMO if you're in a college dorm and you're worried about squeezing a few extra FPS out of your rig you're REALLY missing out on a lot of fun.

I'd just take a laptop and an external HDD or two and be done with it.
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A friend of mine took his CM 690 II out to his college and it's not a big deal beyond the minor inconvenience of lugging it up to the room.

I think you'd be fine with a mid-tower.
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Ughhh I am gonna be taking my Corsair 800D to college in 17 days! I dont know how its gonna work out or anything! I really want to get rid of it and get a 650D or something but who knows. I'd say a mid tower would definitely not a be problem.
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I'd say yes, take it.

How much space does it really take up... not much.
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I took my mid tower pc to the dorms. I was lucky it wasn't stolen tho. Luckily my roommates didn't bring too many people into our room. That's a problem with bringing fancy computers to the dorms, many people come in and out of dorm rooms and could easily steal your stuff. I would use a very boring looking case so no one would think its valuable. As for the space I didn't have any problem with it and I was in a triple with 2 messy roommates.
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Ughhh I am gonna be taking my Corsair 800D to college in 17 days! I dont know how its gonna work out or anything! I really want to get rid of it and get a 650D or something but who knows. I'd say a mid tower would definitely not a be problem.
Don't do it. You risk getting it stolen in college with a fancy looking case like that. There is a lot of bad kids in college that will not hesitate to steal anything that is of value. Sometimes you can't do anything about it neither because your roommates can leave the door opened or they might have some shady friends.
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I'm at uni now with my sig rig, and all I'll say is that it's a great conversation point with the ladies
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Don't do it. You risk getting it stolen in college with a fancy looking case like that. There is a lot of bad kids in college that will not hesitate to steal anything that is of value. Sometimes you can't do anything about it neither because your roommates can leave the door opened or they might have some shady friends.
I 2nd this. I had a DJ setup with $500 a piece turntables and a $400 mixer, not including the stereo... I was constantly paranoid about it getting stolen. There was one shady kid who saw me carrying the stuff up to my room the first day and wanted to know my room #. He didn't ask my name or try to get to know me, he just wanted my room #...

My roommate sold pot so there were always shady people dropping by as well. I was always nervous about my stuff.


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It really depends on your room, and what you want in it. IMO if you're in a college dorm and you're worried about squeezing a few extra FPS out of your rig you're REALLY missing out on a lot of fun.

I'd just take a laptop and an external HDD or two and be done with it.
I 2nd this. I lived in a co-ed dorm along with several hundred girls. I didn't hook up with a single one of them because I was still dating my high school GF who ended up cheating on me a year later anyways... If only I could go back... I wouldn't waste 1 second playing stupid video games.
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I just graduated last May, and will honestly tell you not to game while at college. I am a more serious case, but after 1 semester of dorming I decided to start commuting to allow myself free time to raid....... I still had friends, went out every weekend and graduated with an EE degree, but what a horrible decision that was.

I know bringing a gaming rig doesn't necessarily mean you are going to sit inside your room all day and night, but it might make you more prone to doing so.

I say get a nice laptop.

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I'm at uni now with my sig rig, and all I'll say is that it's a great conversation point with the ladies
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