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Thanks for the suggestion guys.
I'd like to clear up something though. I notice some of you are mentioning that my parts will work fine etc, so I think you guys are mistaking that I'm bringing my sig rig to college.

I'm gonna build an entirely brand new rig over the summer, using Bulldozer or Sandy Bridge(or IB depending when it comes out), and I pretty much want a full blown gaming rig, that will run any game no problems. My current rig had a nice 4 year run(or was it 3?). Anyways, its starting to show its age. Plus its the loudest thing ever lol.

As far as gaming on a laptop, I just don't like it. I am however bringing a small laptop to bring to classes though, so that won't be an issue.
And I understand that staying in my dorm isn't the best thing to do in college, and I intend to leave my dorm as many times as possible, but I'm still a gamer
Plus I'm going to RIT, which is basically a giant nerd school. Gaming will be important lol.
Edited by Lettuceman - 3/2/11 at 9:00am
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Bigger is always better in college You should be fine with a fulltower
Edited by Killabyte - 3/2/11 at 9:10am
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Hmm......well I have a few months to decide

Its great reading all your guys opinions though.
Oh, one more thing. After my first year I'm most likely just going to get an apartment, so space wouldn't really be an issue then.

The biggest reason why I'm so hesitant to just be yea going small is my favorite looking case is the white Phantom, which is of course full tower. Also the better air flow. I intend to overclock as well to get more bang for my buck.
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post #44 of 66
Get a Storm Scout, so someone don't nick your stuff

get a new GPU whils your at it
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Honestly, people saying go bigger are silly. In college, especially in a dorm setting, you want your stuff to be as inconspicuous as possible. Get a simple case that is just big enough to house and cool your system properly, nothing more. The more your stuff stands out. The greater chance it will become a target for theft. Keep in mind you are living with a group of new people who you do not know. Not saying they are not trustworthy, just that you don't know that right away.

My suggestion get something like a bland coolermaster case or antec 300, do not add any LED lighting or fans to it. Keep it simple and it will blend right in.
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post #46 of 66
Beer Keg Computer.



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post #47 of 66
Quote:
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Beer Keg Computer.



Dude. College. Student. Theft. Magnet.

NOT because it is a computer...but because it looks like...
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The oldest PC case you can. Keep it as a sleeper PC. But don't go TOO old or it'll be obvious. Someone typing out their work on a 486 labelled beige box is not going to be convincing, but putting it in some OEM case from the P4 era would be more believable.
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post #49 of 66
Get whatever case you were going to normally use. In my 4 years of college I never had a problem finding a safe place for my tower in any of the dorms I lived in, and in all the campuses I visited before I chose my college and the campuses of friends who went to other colleges, they all had safe places for their cases as well.
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post #50 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lettuceman View Post
Thanks for the suggestion guys.
I'd like to clear up something though. I notice some of you are mentioning that my parts will work fine etc, so I think you guys are mistaking that I'm bringing my sig rig to college.

I'm gonna build an entirely brand new rig over the summer, using Bulldozer or Sandy Bridge(or IB depending when it comes out), and I pretty much want a full blown gaming rig, that will run any game no problems. My current rig had a nice 4 year run(or was it 3?). Anyways, its starting to show its age. Plus its the loudest thing ever lol.

As far as gaming on a laptop, I just don't like it. I am however bringing a small laptop to bring to classes though, so that won't be an issue.
And I understand that staying in my dorm isn't the best thing to do in college, and I intend to leave my dorm as many times as possible, but I'm still a gamer
Plus I'm going to RIT, which is basically a giant nerd school. Gaming will be important lol.
As I said on page2 thermaltake a30 matx case. It can hold any size GPU and is probably the best designed mATX case (compared to others like it, non matxtowers) plus the 230mm fan on top is great. As far as mATX boards right now they are 8x/8x but once some high end mATX 1155 boards come out they'll be 16x/16x. Just cable lock your case, turn off your computer and lock the door if you do that you'll be fine. You can also go to your schools police office and they can put serial numbers on stuff if your really concerned.
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