Getting a Great Gaming Experience from the REVOLT 3 Aug 30th 2021
It’s no secret that gaming PCs are getting more and more expensive, to the point where many are opting for smaller systems. For those of us who want to game on a budget, or just don’t have room for a massive tower, an ITX PC is a good alternative. But what exactly does it take to build a tiny gaming powerhouse in a case like the REVOLT 3? This post will explore some tips and tricks you can use when building your own ITX gaming PC!
Keep it Cool
Even if you've never built a PC before, you know that cooling is essential to make sure your system doesn't (literally) melt down. ITX cases have a reputation for making cooling a challenge, but really, it always comes down to planning and organizing your build, from motherboard to cable control.
The REVOLT 3 is uniquely positioned to easily fit most GPUs, and has individual airflow channels for both CPU and GPU, so you can build a high-performance PC even in a small form factor case.
ITX cases can also lend themselves to cooling in unique ways - keep yours on your desk instead of the floor, and you'll be pleasantly surprised how much less dust enters your system. A full ATX machine might be cooler at first, but if you set it on the floor of your room (or worse, on the carpet), you're likely going to need to clean it more often to keep it that way.
Finally, gaming PCs should generally prioritize the GPU for the best performance, so if you're deciding on cooling strategy, keep your GPU top of mind.
Don't be afraid to chase performance
When it comes to PC cases, bigger isn't always better. You'll be surprised to find that a lot of ITX cases are built with the latest CPUs and GPUs in mind, like ours.
Look into what you really need for your favorite games. What requirements does your PC need to meet in order to get the performance you want? Don't overspend or overpower your PC if you don't need to; this saves you money and time in the long run. With a little finesse, it's very likely that you'll be able to build something both powerful, and portable.
Or, just go nuts and build an overclocked, dual-loop custom liquid cooled system with top of the line hardware! You'll find a way. We believe in you. <3
Invest in upgradability
Games are getting better every year, which means hardware is always racing to keep up. It's important to invest in core components to ensure your system lasts a long time. CPUs and GPUs are a given for future-proofing strategy, but your case also matters.
Not all cases are created equal, especially in the ITX world. Any replacements you make to hardware in the future will likely be constrained by the case you select, so don't cut corners when making this choice.
The process of upgrading in ITX cases can also be more frustrating since there is less space to work in. Investing in a case that will allow you to access the internals easily will save you time and headaches in the future.
The REVOLT 3 can keep up with modern GPUs, and it's easy to access hardware for upgrades, so you don't have to worry about investing in ITX for the long haul.
Why the REVOLT 3 is perfect for your next ITX Gaming PC
We designed the REVOLT 3 to keep your system cool, fit powerful components, and allow for easy upgrades. Plus, we included a pop-out handle for portability, so you can take your PC everywhere you want to game.