Originally Posted by yanks8981
It must have been his need at some point since hes running an ATX board in a 650D as well. Recess must have ran long today to give him time to create a troll thread.
It was actually never my need. Mini-ITX wasn't even big back then. Only a year ago did I realize the benefits of mini-ITX once I saw my friend's build. Obviously if you need to play the latest games with 100+ FPS at 1440p it isn't for you.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
You are wrong.... am not sure but you seem to not realize your subjective needs are NOT everyone's needs. You keep trying to frame it as a "discussion" but you are saying other people's reasons are not valid.
The fact that I can provide ONE reason negates your ENTIRE position.
Reasons to go for bigger systems:
1) More SATA ports..... mITX have at most 2-4 ports. There are very few with 6-8 but no more. (4 is enough for 99% of the world)
2) Watercooling for lower noise. ( available in mini-itx cases)
4) Air heatsink compatibility. ( available in mini-itx cases)
5) Phase cooling clearance. ( available in mini-itx cases)
6) Multi-GPU setups. (No one needs this.... EVER)
7) Expansion cards other than GPUs... RAID, TV Tuner, NICs, etc.
8) Lower premium costs of smaller size.
9) Availability. You can find more configurations on ATX and mATX.... i.e. you want Broadcom NICs or want 4 USB 3.0 headers.
Okay maybe i'm out of it today. That is the best reply so far though. It just comes down to need versus want. It's a personal opinion and so there really is no discussion to be had. Do I think 95% of pc builders need any of the things you listed above? No. My only goal was to get other opinions about it and get people to really evaluate their needs before buying a case. As for me? I'm never going to buy anything other than a mini-itx in the future. It's not cost-efficient, and there is no need to. Storage is getting larger and larger in smaller solutions. Watercooling might all eventually become integrated into each component and well I don't need to play the latest games at 1440p with 100+ FPS.
Back to reddit it is lol.Edited by exzacklyright - 10/25/13 at 8:25am