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All this is making me realize much I miss having my workstation at home frown.gif Hopefully the two will play nice tongue.gif
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Until ITX gets a X79 socket and more than two dimms, mATX will be the best choice for a compact enthusiast platform build.

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this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Who needs more than 16GB of ram? Who? Maybe 0.5% of people. Also the performance difference vs cost of X79 vs Z77 makes IB/SB a much better choice. Being an enthusiast isn't just about spending the most money, it's also about getting the most out of what you have.

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I agree. Most people going with ITX wouldn't need more than 16GB (2x8GB) of ram. I can only think of a couple of instances where it would help, but for the gaming and most of the enthusiast crowd, not going to help anyone really.

I still feel most people can do with mATX just fine as well. If you look at the majority of rigs here people have, they have huge full tower or bigger cases... then only use 1 video card and no other expansion slots... Or they'll just have 2 video cards, or 1 video and a sound card... Hardly does anyone actually take advantage of a full ATX motherboard with 3 or 4 way SLI -or- CF, except for a few who have more money than they know what to do with. I can probably name off most of them by mind from the few builds I've subbed over time here tongue.gif

ATX and bigger are largely wastes unless you are a true enthusiast running 3-4-way SLI, 2-4P system, or a *** hilariously large file server with tons of RAID // Expansion cards. I just feel there's too much in terms of diminishing returns the larger you go ( as with a lot of things really ), unless you're in a select field.

Just my opinion though biggrin.gif

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In a subforum, where excess is praised, I find your comment funny.
I guess everyone in your world only plays videos games and watch porn.

Those of us who use their PC for work, like animation, motion graphics/video etc., needs more than the average joe.
I'm not you, I prefer it to remain that way.

What's too much for you, Makes Me Much Money.

What one person needs, another person doesn't. What one person has/wants, another person needs. Why start what seems like an argument to me, all over what others want/need/have? This is some people's livelihood, some people's passion, and some people's hobby. It shouldn't matter to you what they do with their hardware, as it is not yours. If I am over stepping my boundaries, I am sorry, I am just stating a personal opinion on the matter.
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What one person needs, another person doesn't. What one person has/wants, another person needs. Why start what seems like an argument to me, all over what others want/need/have? This is some people's livelihood, some people's passion, and some people's hobby. It shouldn't matter to you what they do with their hardware, as it is not yours. If I am over stepping my boundaries, I am sorry, I am just stating a personal opinion on the matter.

Sounds good to me.

It is all about options. The more options and or versatility CaseLabs offers us the better.

Let's get back to admiring the S3 and dreaming about the S5.

I am also hoping someone at CL will chime in regarding the back of the S3 pedestal and if it would be possible to get it with no PSU cutouts (someone else asked the same question earlier) as an option or possibly a shortened version of the i/o plate for a smaller itx build or even a dual build with a small air cooled system in the pedestal and a WC system up top.
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What one person needs, another person doesn't. What one person has/wants, another person needs. Why start what seems like an argument to me, all over what others want/need/have? This is some people's livelihood, some people's passion, and some people's hobby. It shouldn't matter to you what they do with their hardware, as it is not yours. If I am over stepping my boundaries, I am sorry, I am just stating a personal opinion on the matter.

We weren't arguing. Everyone here was having a quite friendly discussion. Much like you expressing your own opinion now, why can't we? If you felt we were arguing, report the posts, don't reply to them, and be on your merry way.

Computers are my livelihood, my passion and my hobby all in one. But even I am able to acknowledge the difference between a need and a want.
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Personally..I just want to see how much I can get into this case...More than I actually need? Absolutely..Overkill? Of course....Need it? No, I have 3 systems already...Want? You bet your ***...and I am fine with all of that...thumb.gif
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My PC is overkill for my needs now...guess where its going in the future...yes, even more overkill.

Why: This has become my hobby, its fun, its a glorified erector set, I like to build ****, my knees are blown so no more hardcore atheletics, I have 5 kids (all girls) and its my man cave thing, as I add more stuff I learn more things I can do with it (which is fun), I'm going to cram as much crap into this thing as I can.

I'm at a stage in my life where I can splurge a bit -- and this is better than wasting it on more expensive food, more expensive wine, more expensive booze, I no longer give a **** about having the hot car, I'm not a clothes hound, etc, etc, etc

Hit 50 with a little extra money to spend, the question isn't WHY, the question is WHY THE HELL NOT.

Everybody makes choices what to do with their discretionary time/money...this is mine.

Not to mention those that do all this because it is or supports their livelihood.

And if you're thing is how to create the most optimized thingy in the smallest package you can, more power to you.


Ditto, I feel the same way. And I get to share it now too which is a bonus. You will see mine soon!
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Looking forward to seeing it.

I'll post something on mine when its put together, but its won't be anything near what some of the folks here build (which is just amazing stuff). I'll get my ST10-X with the XXL window (love saying that...lol), see how it all shakes out and plan for all the bits and pieces I need to make it "pretty" during a summer rebuild.

PS Didn't mean to come across as pissy above, just different strokes for different folks.

PPS I have a Rottweiler (TH10) and a dorgie (S3)...they're fixed but I always wondered what I'd get if they...rolleyes.gif
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I plan on fitting a whopping 4GB with an absolute screamer of an i3 2120T - it's gonna be a beast. biggrin.gif Of course, it is actually gonna be overkill for what it will be used for (running with 4GB only for dual-channel speed - only use 512MB of it) but it will be cool as a cucumber and that's all I care about!

Oh yeah... and it will have 21TB of drive space to start... biggrin.gif
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^^^ Your building my new media server? biggrin.gif
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