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    Re: M-ITX First Ever Build... Tempt Me It's Only £52.49 More Than A Mid Tower Build!

    That's fair enough, what about the rest of the spec?

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    Re: M-ITX First Ever Build... Tempt Me It's Only £52.49 More Than A Mid Tower Build!

    The Meshify 2 Compact is an ATX sized case, I'd highly recommend getting an ATX motherboard, or a mATX case to math the mATX motherboard you're wanting.

    I can highly recommend the Define Mini C Tempered Glass, solid front but it has excellent side ventilation so still have excellent airflow.

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    Re: M-ITX First Ever Build... Tempt Me It's Only £52.49 More Than A Mid Tower Build!

    I know it is mate, as I say I'm going back to my original plan, msi mortar wifi/bt atx and rm850 atx psu. decided on a phantek g360a in the end

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    Re: M-ITX First Ever Build... Tempt Me It's Only £52.49 More Than A Mid Tower Build!

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    That's fair enough, what about the rest of the spec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: Ignore - I'm a silly boy who keeps changing his mind

    Before buying the Phanteks, also consider the Corsair 220T, since you were looking for a compact build the 220T is a very compact ATX chassis, and comes with 3x aRGB pre-installed fans on the front for £70 on Amazon. It's got excellent airflow, and an easy access front dust filter, something I consider very important if you want to maintain the PC easily. It's only major downside is the lack of front USB-C, but the Phanteks G360A doesn't have it either....

    If Front USB-C is needed, the Corsair 4000D Airflow / 4000X is the way to go. 4000D airflow needs extra fans adding, and the 2 included aren't RGB. The 4000X has 3x aRGB fans similar to the Phanteks G360A / Corsair 220T but the front is glass and while airflow is okay, it's not as good as all the other options (but fans are pre-fitted so it's a trade off)

    Phanteks G360A dims = 455 x 200 x 465

    Corsair 220T dims = 395 x 210 x 450

    I'm assuming that's Depth x Width x Height in both instances.

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    Re: Ignore - I'm a silly boy who keeps changing his mind

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Before buying the Phanteks, also consider the Corsair 220T, since you were looking for a compact build the 220T is a very compact ATX chassis, and comes with 3x aRGB pre-installed fans on the front for £70 on Amazon. It's got excellent airflow, and an easy access front dust filter, something I consider very important if you want to maintain the PC easily. It's only major downside is the lack of front USB-C, but the Phanteks G360A doesn't have it either....

    If Front USB-C is needed, the Corsair 4000D Airflow / 4000X is the way to go. 4000D airflow needs extra fans adding, and the 2 included aren't RGB. The 4000X has 3x aRGB fans similar to the Phanteks G360A / Corsair 220T but the front is glass and while airflow is okay, it's not as good as all the other options (but fans are pre-fitted so it's a trade off)

    Phanteks G360A dims = 455 x 200 x 465

    Corsair 220T dims = 395 x 210 x 450

    I'm assuming that's Depth x Width x Height in both instances.
    sound mate it's not for me personally I think that front is ugly and lacks air flow.

    I don't get the whole need for a usb c tiny plug on the power connection side? makes no sense. anything with usb c has a normal usb plug for wall chargers like my phone. makes no sense to me bar on a modern laptop to make the form factor smaller? so I couldn't care less haha!

    I was gonna get an antec nx700 as has 2 hench 185mm front fans and a 120mm rear all rgb, but it as with the meshify looks very plasticy and cheap... im very picky espesh with modern hardware... having had multiple macs made of laser cut milled out ally i see no excuse in this day and age for plastic rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe lappies and pcs... i mean my first mbp was 2008 and an ally unibody with a glass massive buttonless multi touch and pressable trackpad and glass led backlit screen and the g5 pro and mac pro came out in the 2000s and imho the g5 then mac pro are the best looking cases ever made... was gonna convert one to atx/matx with a kit (yep it's a thing) but cba now as they're all battered and overpriced and been kicked around studios by drugie recording artists i guess LOL.

    I mean tell me this fully beautiful yet fully functional/airflow fest/every inch optimised/stealthed drivebays and cabling etc etc isn't fecking stunning
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: Ignore - I'm a silly boy who keeps changing his mind

    I've done a build in the 4000D before, the fans that come with it were also black, which in a white case is an oversight on their part, as the build I did came with extra ordered RGB fans I had to alternate them so the fans went black white black white just so it didn't look wrong.

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    Re: Ignore - I'm a silly boy who keeps changing his mind

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    I've done a build in the 4000D before, the fans that come with it were also black, which in a white case is an oversight on their part, as the build I did came with extra ordered RGB fans I had to alternate them so the fans went black white black white just so it didn't look wrong.
    what'd you think of ze spec
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: Ignore - I'm a silly boy who keeps changing his mind

    Taste is subjective on the 220T, but you're wrong on the airflow, it's like a wind tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keef247 View Post
    what'd you think of ze spec
    Bar the things I mentioned earlier,
    CL of the RAM, I ended up with 3600Mhz CL16 for my rig.
    3080 12Gb, do you need the small difference in the core count for the 12Gb variant and the extra 2Gb of RAM vs the price/performance of a normal 3080 10Gb?

    And ditch the RGB, its distracting when you are playing games and nobody needs it, its not like it makes the PC faster

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    Re: Ignore - I'm a silly boy who keeps changing his mind

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Bar the things I mentioned earlier,
    CL of the RAM, I ended up with 3600Mhz CL16 for my rig.
    3080 12Gb, do you need the small difference in the core count for the 12Gb variant and the extra 2Gb of RAM vs the price/performance of a normal 3080 10Gb?

    And ditch the RGB, its distracting when you are playing games and nobody needs it, its not like it makes the PC faster
    fair.
    yeah for future proofing
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: Found a case :D

    so erm... I've managed to secure my dream case after sivving through so many battered ones... I swear druggie record producers/artists kick em around like footballs back when new...
    it's not mint mint but I got the guy down to £30 for the case with no mobo psu etc as I don't obviously need any of it. I won't be using adapters for the rear i'll be cutting/making it all myself so may bang up a build thread. will put some tasty silent wings 3 120mm bequiet's in there and rewire the og power button and add usb3 headers inplace of the usb1-2 originals...
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Taste is subjective on the 220T, but you're wrong on the airflow, it's like a wind tunnel.
    any love for the case I'm collecting tomorrow? was my dream computer back in the day from looks/design/function/power the lot. I think it's timeless and a true airflow monster. I also despite having multiple macs love the blasphemy side of what I'm doing with it haha!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: Found a case :D

    Never worked in it so I'm not in a position to comment, given it's age though I'm assuming it won't have dust filtration at the front, or be easy to access if it does. I can appreciate the clean aesthetic but it's not for me, I bet it weighs a fair bit.

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    Re: Found a case :D

    I know what you mean about them seeming to get bashed about, I wonder if they are just more delicate than they look as I always seemed to see them scratched and dented.

    I shall be watching with interest. Is there a lot of metalwork in converting one of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Never worked in it so I'm not in a position to comment, given it's age though I'm assuming it won't have dust filtration at the front, or be easy to access if it does. I can appreciate the clean aesthetic but it's not for me, I bet it weighs a fair bit.
    mate it's ally it weighs bugger all compared to a chinesium steel sh*tbox lian li etc...
    it's ALL mesh front and rear and factory has multiple 120mm's so it's a dream airflow wise!
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I know what you mean about them seeming to get bashed about, I wonder if they are just more delicate than they look as I always seemed to see them scratched and dented.

    I shall be watching with interest. Is there a lot of metalwork in converting one of those?
    thanks mate I shall do a build thread come end of nov/dec when I order all the new parts.
    yeah druggies in studios playing football with them I reckon!

    (ignore the wet on the case I just collected it in the rain lol)
    Last edited by keef247; 27-06-2022 at 10:49 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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