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Buy mATX, put all sorts of shiny lights inside, smack in P3, shady kids come in and take it, laugh at then for stealing 100 dollar machine.
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post #32 of 39
You will be fine, as long as you have self control you will not have any problems. Took my rig in my freshman year and it didn't affect me then again I'm doing an IT degree. I had enough self control to prioritize my school work first, after which when i was done, ended up playing LAN tournaments on the dorm wireless system on nights that i was in charge of the computer lab or had nothing to do. Other than that it was babes and parties when not playing games or studying...

Im bringing it back to school on friday too
Edited by Jamar16 - 8/10/11 at 1:20pm
post #33 of 39
I play on brining my HAF 932 (huge beast) and 3 moniters to college with me in 2 weeks, ill take my room mates desk if needed :-)
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<sigh>

All this talk about going to college makes me want to go back and re-live the good ol' days.

Anyhow, I'd recommend that kids heading off to college go with a laptop. The portability will prove invaluable once you end up doing projects and group work all over campus. A powerful desktop does have its obvious perks, but you can't take it with you to class or team meetings. I do realize, however, that a lot of people have no choice but to take a desktop.

As for the size of the rig, that depends solely on the size of the dorm and if you want to draw attention to it or not. A bigger case is not going to be overlooked like a standard "boring" mid-tower. In some dorms having nice electronics out won't be a problem. In other dorms you probably wouldn't want to leave a $4 microSD card unattended in your own room (with you in it). You won't know until everyone shows up how far you can "trust" people.
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post #35 of 39
Why do people overlook using something like a netboox or really cheap laptop, and using Teamviewer, If you have both, then yuo can just acess your DTPC on your lappy when your at a lecture?

I do it all the time.
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post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by frizo View Post
<sigh>

All this talk about going to college makes me want to go back and re-live the good ol' days.

Anyhow, I'd recommend that kids heading off to college go with a laptop. The portability will prove invaluable once you end up doing projects and group work all over campus. A powerful desktop does have its obvious perks, but you can't take it with you to class or team meetings. I do realize, however, that a lot of people have no choice but to take a desktop.

As for the size of the rig, that depends solely on the size of the dorm and if you want to draw attention to it or not. A bigger case is not going to be overlooked like a standard "boring" mid-tower. In some dorms having nice electronics out won't be a problem. In other dorms you probably wouldn't want to leave a $4 microSD card unattended in your own room (with you in it). You won't know until everyone shows up how far you can "trust" people.

That is so true...
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Wow some of you must be related to the late Rodney Dangerfield that your dorm rooms looks like the one he acted out in "Back to School".
post #38 of 39
im brining the sig rig, and my "Gaming Laptop" but the only game i really play is WOT and EVE online both games you don't really get adicted to. Eve isn't really that fun to play for more then a few hours a day, and i really only play for the CTA's :-)
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post #39 of 39
i was in a uni when i went to college, took my sig rig. great conversation piece (loved meeting girls in web development and gettin the dirty). I would NOT have taken said rig into a dorm where i was sharing it with other people.

If your a freshman, consider greek life btw. best time of your life and you learn amazing leadership skills. inb4 haters.
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