- 1 month ago
Hi everybody! I'm looking to downsize my ATX desktop into an ITX form factor PC. I am joining the military and would like something on the smaller/slimmer side since space could become an issue. I'm trying to budget based on parts I will need to merge or replace; I have allocated as follows:
$150-180 for a new motherboard $50-60 for a CPU cooler Probably looking at $150-200 for new storage $70-120 for a case $100-120 for a SFX power supply (Maybe some 16gb 3200-3600mhz ram) Edit: US Prices
Here is my current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheHaterNaderCrusader/saved/ZWWcTW
The idea is to keep my current 2700x and 1080 as I feel they are the meat of the build. My main problem where I'm limited is that my 1080 is the Windforce OC version so it won't fit in many standard itx cases. I would prefer to keep it instead of getting it replaced as it's another thing I don't have to worry about in the budget, but if it really becomes an issue, I can try and find a used one that's smaller for around $300 (As a last resort!). Edit: I may get a 1080 mini to replace my current card.
Another idea that I have been flirting with is since a lot of my storage volume is games, I could see which ones I don't play and empty them off the extra drives. I also have a decent volume of documents and game backups that could be moved to an external drive. Thanks!