The space inefficiency thread

Arboreal

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Just found this in the results for "ITX" on the local Craigslist… 🤔

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! And a 1000W PSU too just to be safe 😆
I'm particularly amused by this as I was given 4 PCs last week from my old work.
3 were s775 and too old to do much with, but I still kept the smart mini tower one and took the flat desktop ones to the tip. The last one was a full ATX tower beigebox from when I worked there. The guy doing the disposal is ex IT and said "The big one has a small board in it"...
When I got home, he was right. Cowering in the corner of a large grey cuboid was a dear little Gigabyte Ga H61 D2V with Pentium G2030 🤓.
I'm sure it will come in handy somewhere, maybe put an i5 in there when something s1155 comes my way again.
 

riba2233

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Lol is that a single slot gpu in that massive case 😅

Also, I don't know how old this picture is, but damn, look at those THICC monitor bezels 😂
 
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Windfall

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Here you go again, trying to find excuses to justify FatFormFactor.

My Friends, WE have a lost soul here. Maybe WE should ban him to prevent the plague to spread.
No, he only needs mild correction. After all, he is thinking of saving space.

I think a good punishment would be 10 lashes with a wet noodle! :p
 

Valantar

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No, he only needs mild correction. After all, he is thinking of saving space.

I think a good punishment would be 10 lashes with a wet noodle! :p
Noodles are not necessarily SFF. The punishment must match the crime if there should be any hope of rehabilitation, so I would suggest either an extra short modular PCIe power cable, internal AC power extender, PCIe riser or short Asetek AIO tube.

Other options could be writing "I will not waste space" in as small letters as possible on a large board until the board is entirely full, or simply being subjected to a never-ending series of pictures of horribly huge and empty PC cases, Clockwork Orange style.
 
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Other options could be writing "I will not waste space" in as small letters as possible on a large board until the board is entirely full, or simply being subjected to a never-ending series of pictures of horribly huge and empty PC cases, Clockwork Orange style.
The first one, good. The second one great!
 

Valantar

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You have to catch these things early, otherwise they do a build in a H200 and claim it is SFF.
My main build is in an H200, but I am very clear on it not being SFF. That's what happens when you can't afford to import a Cerberus :(
 

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Other options could be writing "I will not waste space" in as small letters as possible on a large board until the board is entirely full
Sounds fair.
Since IBM made a working computer, with PSU and IOs, that's smaller than a grain of rice... what about writing "I will not waste space" on 1kg worth of grain of rice ?

Since I'm a nice guy, the rice variety is up to the sinful lost soul.