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Don't care much for size, but it can't be massive.

mATX
Fit one slim 9600GT, I do have a right angle PCI adapter for this so not required.
2 HDD's
1 Multi optical drive
Decent cooling.

If there's nothing out there I'll just leave it in the old steel Acer case.

Thanks in advance
~Reflux
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Can you buy nMedia cases where you live?
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick;13516762 
Can you buy nMedia cases where you live?

Seems like a no. I'll keep looking around though.

Any other suggestions?
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I used an nMEDIAPC 5000B before I converted my HTPC to a server. Decent ventilation, takes normal-sized PCIe cards, 4 HDD bays, lots of front ports, and looks nice by the TV.

EDIT: Just saw you can't get nMEDIA. frown.gif Too bad, but if you happen to find one, consider it.
     
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post #5 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frigginacky;13516825 
I used an nMEDIAPC 5000B before I converted my HTPC to a server. Decent ventilation, takes normal-sized PCIe cards, 4 HDD bays, lots of front ports, and looks nice by the TV.

EDIT: Just saw you can't get nMEDIA. frown.gif Too bad, but if you happen to find one, consider it.

I will, but until then I still need some more viable solutions.

I might try looking at some store-branded ones.
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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