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ATX to ITX to downsize, thoughts?

Winston46

49 months ago

Hello all, I've been thinking of ways to save space with my machine. Is it feasible to swap from ATX to ITX to get a smaller case?

I have a Corsair H105 water cooler and not many of the smaller ATX cases can fit them in. Is it easy to switch to an ITX motherboard and get a smaller case?

I've got a i5 4690k in an NZXT phantom 530!

Thanks

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it pretty easy to switch to an itx board, how hard the move is depends on which case you get. If you get a larger itx case like the evolv itx it will be a lot easier than a node 202 for example. You should be able to find an itx case you like especially if you don't have that long of a power supply. You should be able to find a case for your H105 fairly easy as well.

Just remember you have one PCIe slot and only two ram slots.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly!! the Evolve ITX case is a great option and will fit that cooler..

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. Once I find a case I will post on here for feedback!

Shaun

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Yutang, Here's my current set up with the new parts in! You think this will all fit OK?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For £0.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For £0.00
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard £82.63 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For £0.00
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £63.33 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card £178.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case £41.34 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For £0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £366.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-01 13:45 GMT+0000

Thanks!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be good!

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