ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mini ITX Case Computer Could Save Your Desk Space

Updated on January 8, 2013
Mini ITX Case
Mini ITX Case

Computer in the form of Mini ITX has actually come quit a long way since the days when it was just a mere hobbyist product that marketed to cater only a selective few, particular technology geek and nerd. It was quite a tough journey in establishing this new computer form factor and manufacturers were taking risk in producing them in mass. With the smaller Mini ITX case, entire new form of motherboard has to be developed in order to fit it in.

At that time, computer motherboards, also known as main boards were huge beasts which required all that space to fit all kinds of computing add on accessories like graphic card, sound card, modem card and memory RAM. More slots were always better in case if you want to upgrade it later. But trust me, most people didn't bother to upgrade as long as it could function well.

And so, the Mini ITX case and system was designed to cater the needs of people who do not require a bulky system that does nothing other than filling up the space. We now could have systems that are tiny by comparison to the bulky ones, especially those that loved by gamers with all sorts of extreme graphic and sound cards; not forget to mention about the complicated cooling system too.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Antec Mini Skeleton 90 mini-ITX case
Antec Mini Skeleton 90 mini-ITX case
Antec Mini Skeleton 90 mini-ITX case

With the raising popularity and people interest in the Mini ITX system, this form factor has become an entirely new range of computer model.

Manufacturers have come out with various designs of the Mini ITX case to meet the consumer needs; just as how they did to the normal ITX casing. On the left are some of the mini itx case designs which could be found in the market today. Mini ITX case is normally built in two shapes: cube and tower.

The down side of a mini ITX system is none other than the constraint of upgrading. You won't be able to upgrade the system as everything is built just enough to fit the existing system.

On top of that, unless you can do modifications on the system, mini ITX systems run on low power and resources processor known as Atom, by Intel. It is slower in term on computing capability but as mention it is not power hungry and thus, producing very little heat. Atom is also used to power up netbook computer, the smaller version of a mobile computer.

Well, if you do not need a resources hungry computer system, a mini ITX computer will definitely meets your needs. It keeps space usage and costs to a minimum but yet still able to provide the same functionality and computing capability that offer by the normal ITX system.


Submit a Comment
  • profile image

    Jason Smith 

    8 years ago

    I'm not a gamer, that's why I have chosen a mini ITX system. Runs on Atom processor, it's nothing lesser than those running on more powerful cpu.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)