PC Size Reduction suggestions


I have decided that I will need my PC to be more compatible with my future travel plans.

I will want to have nothing but the bare essentials, no cd/dvd/blueray devices, none of the extra ports.

It will be a motherboard, powersupply, memory, video card cpu with a couple ports… The idea though is to go minimal.

BUuuuuut, I have the system in a viper case currenly and its a mid tower, when you shrink down you chassis there might be things I am not thinking of.

intel 5370k
16gb ram
4gb radeon r9380
and a good power supply.

is there anything I need to look at that I am not thinking of? like, possibe heat solutions and so on…

any advice would be happy. Otherwise I will make it an art project and have it all mounted separately on my wall.


Cooling fo sho. I just got in, gimme a few minutes and I’ll grab my computer!


ps… I just made a fresh batch of molasses cookies for you ^.^


Need your mobo please, or are you looking to get a new one?


Assuming you want to go micro or mini - I like these!





I am a fan of Fractal’s clean aesthetic.


But let me know your mobo and I’ll look again


Motherboard is a smaller gigabyte model


Are you looking to replace it?

If not is it micro or mini atx?


Dont want to replace, just reduce in size. But my concerns are the grfx card pulls . Mini ATX has bad rap for the most part, i have a full size power supply… I like your first link

my motherboard info coming soon



Based on the mobo, had to change gears.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B75M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon R9 380 4 GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ B&H)
Total: $442.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-31 06:34 EST-0500


Thank you, you are very thorough and i appreciate that.