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post #1 of 12
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Hi everyone! O know everyone will tell me to keep my current setup but im tired of WC and want to go back to air with smaller case and i always wanted an HTPC for my needs...

I want good air flow, full size pcie cards, ATX mobo and something stylish and quiet... if possible on NCIX.com around $200

Thanks guys

p.s. it will be for my current rig
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post #2 of 12
You want a case or a full HTPC for $200?
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post #3 of 12
I couldn't figure out either .. You mean a case, right ?
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post #4 of 12
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p.s. it will be for my current rig
yep, he wants a htpc case for his current rig.

its going to be hard OP. u have a full size atx board. point of htpc is to be small and compact.
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post #5 of 12
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So its impossible?
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post #6 of 12
It's possible. Search for full ATX htpc cases on Newegg and you get a bunch of results, a lot of them have good reviews. Check them out! This one by nMEDIAPC looks nice and is cheap, and Silverstone's cases are always nice.
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post #7 of 12
The nMedia 1080p is a nice case for the money, but the expansion slots are low profile.
The rest of their ATX HTPC lineup doesn't look bad though; the 3000, 6000 and 2000 don't look half bad and they should give you everything you need.
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post #8 of 12
I'd go with Silverstone, something from their Grandia line.
    
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by sorage View Post
Hi everyone! O know everyone will tell me to keep my current setup but im tired of WC and want to go back to air with smaller case and i always wanted an HTPC for my needs...

I want good air flow, full size pcie cards, ATX mobo and something stylish and quiet... if possible on NCIX.com around $200

Thanks guys

p.s. it will be for my current rig
If youre willing to compromise on the ATX for mATX heres an option:

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58212&...re=Thermaltake
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