The "Titan" is in ....

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  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn RAID Rookie

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    I am thinking of making a new gaming rig. Contemplating Micro ATX vs Mini ITX. But it will be a small form factor for sure this time.

    Ultra mini gaming rig - portable shit. Any recommendations?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Gaming resolution?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Micro for that ultra compact form factor but limited upgrade ability. (My personal favourite)

    Mini would be kinda regular, IMO
     
  4. MOZ

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    Get an alienware for a portable rig.
     
  5. JD666

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    I recommend the M14 :D
     
  6. Acroback

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    This is what I have in mind for my Rig (If I save up for it).

    A fractal/Lian Li mini ATX chassis.

    Pair this up with a i5 4570(non-K) Haswell with a low profile CPU Cooler.
    Get a 750 GTX Ti OC version, which doesn't need any power from PSU apart from what is supplied by PCI-X slot.
    Pair this with a 500 GB SSD, 8 GB 1833 Mhz RAM and a Seasonic or Enermax or Crosair 500W CPU and you are all set.
    Even a 400W is in far excess for this setup, as long as PSU serves a single 12V rail.

    If I need more storage, USB 3.0 ports to the rescue. Just connect a USB 3.0 external HDD.

    Monitors is upto your taste and preference.

    I would prefer a 24" Monitor.
     
  7. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Look for fractals, my room mate has a fractal chassis.
    They make good shit.
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Dunno about SSD prices but why not a 256GB SSD + 1 TB Regular Sata 3? HTPC + Gaming
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I donno why would you need a huge SSD. SSD should be for OS only.
     
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    Why only OS? For boot ups?
    Since I have tasted SSDs, regular drives seem even more slow.

    Maybe it is not wise to spend of 512GB SSDs right now, but I sincerely hope prices to crash in near future. SSDs are the real deal.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Yeah bootup, program files etc.
    Storage for data on SSD make no sense to me.
     
  12. MOZ

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    Agreed, but if you are gaming, and have multiple games installed, a larger SSD might not be a bad thing.

    I would say a 256/512 GB SSD is almost a requirement in the near future.
     
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    Yes it is, gaming would require 150-200 gigs easily. However for dumping movies or playback (as a HTPC) using ssd would be a waste. You could divert funds for a better card or processor.
     
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    How much slower would games be on sata 3 anyway?
     
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    ^^ you'd be surprised with the loading times. I have a hybrid SSD, and the bump is more than noticeable while playing older games even.
     
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    I already have a fractal chassis for my HT PC. I like it, but i dont want it for my gaming rig.

    For the gaming RIG, chassis is also decided.

    1. If i go Mini-ITX - then it will be Corsair obsidian 250d
    2. If i go Micro-ATX - then it will be the new upcoming Corsair air 240 (perfect for a micro rig)
    I will be re-using my Titan and for the mobo/processor/psu, just the best ones on the market at the moment of the purchase.

    Only issue is selling off/getting rid of the current massive lian li with all the old components in it. I will shove the 5970 back in the rig as i still have it with me and sell the whole old rig together :D.

    Gaming resolution will be 2560x1600.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 1, 2014 ---
    I am still confused about gaming laptop vs portable rig. I personally hate laptops. Specially when i m used to be 30" screen with a 1600p resolution.
     
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    You can try a HDMI out to your Monitor from your Laptop, essentially making your laptop a portable rig with a attached LCD.

    ASUS ROG laptops are very good but cost 2000$+ for top of the lines laptops.
     
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    ^ Yeah, and the more powerful right with existing titan will cost me around 1000-1200 bucks :D. Not to mention the added storage flexibility. Might get a laptop also in future. But for now, the existing rig has to be made SFF for sure.
     
  19. JD666

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    A gaming laptop will struggle at 2560 resolution. Unless it is one of the custom ones with a powerful enough card that you guys can easily get there (Sigh)
    Better off with a rig instead.

    MSI has an Mini ITX board and a 750 TX that matches the ITX form factor for a really compact build. Something that would really get me interested if I could get my hands on it. A HTPC + Gaming Rig that I can hook up to my TV. Yay!
     
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    Ashish, if you get a laptop I am going to block you from everywhere.
    Laptop is for peasants, Master race desktop should prevail.
     

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