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I wanted to go with a smaller case but the Lian Li PC-Q07 is the smallest mITX case that supports 2x2.5" HDDs, ODD, and an expansion card.
Is your expansion card capable of being low profile? Antec ISK300/ISK310 can hold two 2.5" drives, one slim optical and one low profile expansion card. What's your expansion card? If it is a PCIe digital TV tuner or sound card, I can hook you up with some low profile cards for a good price.
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Originally Posted by harishgayatri View Post
How about Lian Li PC-Q11?
I think it is litte bigger than Q7
I want smallest possible... even the Q07 is bigger than what I want.

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That's double the cost.

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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
The CX400 is better than the CX430
I know. That is not the question.... it is efficency at 60w load.


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Is your expansion card capable of being low profile? Antec ISK300/ISK310 can hold two 2.5" drives, one slim optical and one low profile expansion card. What's your expansion card? If it is a PCIe digital TV tuner or sound card, I can hook you up with some low profile cards for a good price.
I forgot to mention the most important requirement... the case has to be shorter than 10" deep (anymore and it will stick out of my built-in. Wife factor.) There are plenty of long cases that meet everything else.
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post #23 of 45
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I need to power a Zacate build. Which would be more efficient for a 60w load... a CX430 V1 or a CX400?
In terms of efficiency they'll both be about the same at a lower load.

Because of the CX430's design though, you'll actually find it to be 1-2% more efficient at a lower load but in this case it won't matter much.

As far as the DC Output quality goes; the CX430 has looser Vreg but tighter ripple suppression.
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post #24 of 45
i have a cx430 in my server and was in my first build and never gave me a problem. but for 60w why not get the picoPSU? http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT-80-power-kit
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i have a cx430 in my server and was in my first build and never gave me a problem. but for 60w why not get the picoPSU? http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT-80-power-kit

Because of the case:
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I wanted to go with a smaller case but the Lian Li PC-Q07 is the smallest mITX case that supports 2x2.5" HDDs, ODD, and an expansion card. The only thing that comes close are hard-to-get/expensive Travla cases. The PC-Q07 supports a standard ATX PSU anyways. The PSU's 120mm fan sits over the mobo and will cool the entire rig.
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post #26 of 45
If you are considering a CX400/430 then you can also consider this Antec BP430
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKFHB35, ends 5/4 $34.95 Free Shipping ($15 MIR) = $19.95 AR
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post #27 of 45
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If you are considering a CX400/430 then you can also consider this Antec BP430
$10 off w/ promo code EMCKFHB35, ends 5/4 $34.95 Free Shipping ($15 MIR) = $19.95 AR
I saw.... but I want one with a 120mm fan to cool the entire system.

THe PC-Q07 would position the 120mm fan above the mobo.
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post #28 of 45
out of the two PSU's? For a build like this whichever one is cheaper would be fine. The cx430 gets my vote for sure @ $25

But modularity might be something you'd like to consider since your talking about a small form factor case.
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post #29 of 45
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out of the two PSU's? For a build like this whichever one is cheaper would be fine. The cx430 gets my vote for sure @ $25

But modularity might be something you'd like to consider since your talking about a small form factor case.
CX400 have been discountinued,


Yeah, but modular + low-cost + quality is hard to find.
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post #30 of 45
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I want smallest possible... the case has to be shorter than 10" deep
IN WIN BM650
9.10" x 4.40" x 10.40" L/W/H
$50 with 160W PSU

Looks like it supports one 2.5", one 3.5" and a 5¼" external bay that can be used for another 3.5" with a slim ODD, or a regular ODD.

Unfortunately OOS.
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