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User Info: elemental_rush

elemental_rush
8 months ago#1
what is a realistic build for a desktop in it's smallest compact form? im curious whats available out there
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User Info: BewmHedshot

BewmHedshot
8 months ago#2
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User Info: returnofbeans

returnofbeans
8 months ago#3
for gaming or just desktop? this is a great home entertainment pc for it's size and price.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Entertainment-Desktop-Windows-RL85-UR51/dp/B01682HUT2/?tag=aboutcom02lifewire2-20
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User Info: loader963

loader963
8 months ago#4
Usually 4~ Liters for CPU/GPU builds using on the shelf products. Really just depends on the sacrifices you want to make and the money you can spend.
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User Info: Bazooka_Penguin

Bazooka_Penguin
8 months ago#5
The Dan Case A4SFX is probably the smallest gaming PC you can build.
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User Info: elemental_rush

elemental_rush
8 months ago#6
im so stupid. i meant for a gaming desktop. i forgot gaming desktop. whats the smallest form factor for a portable gaming desktop?
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User Info: Voidgolem

Voidgolem
8 months ago#7
something with a micro-ATX and one of the tiny-ass form factor cards, I'd presume.

cases only seem to come in "Full server rack", "standard tower" and "horrible hellraiser puzzlebox" anyway. So you'd probably want the third one.
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User Info: loader963

loader963
8 months ago#8
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/custom_mod-mini-itx-rev-4.1407/

There are a lot of SFF cases but you have a lot of negatives that go with them. For example, On the extreme end of things this 3.5L case can handle an i5 and a 1070. But it doesn't have any 2.5 or 3.5 hdds. Really depends on how much power you want, storage needs, money, and tolerance to noise and temps.

Edit: it's roughly 5"x7"x8". Smaller than most consoles and way Moreno powerful.
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User Info: Garage_Man

Garage_Man
8 months ago#9
ITX with a small ass case. It's pretty crazy because you can still cram a 6700k in there and if you don't mind fiddling about a 1080ti AND you can have an NVMe drive. It's so small and so stupidly powerful and cutting edge. I've been wanting to make one for my room pc.
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
8 months ago#10
loader963 posted...
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/custom_mod-mini-itx-rev-4.1407/

There are a lot of SFF cases but you have a lot of negatives that go with them. For example, On the extreme end of things this 3.5L case can handle an i5 and a 1070. But it doesn't have any 2.5 or 3.5 hdds. Really depends on how much power you want, storage needs, money, and tolerance to noise and temps.

Edit: it's roughly 5"x7"x8". Smaller than most consoles and way Moreno powerful.

So M.2 and PCIe SSDs are your only options for internal storage then?
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