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post #11 of 14
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yeah, it's not as small as most SFF cases nowadays. i'm just really concerned with keeping my rig cool, because i game for LONG periods of time. the in win case seemed to fit my concern about cooling the best, but if i can go smaller and get near the same amount of cooling performance as that case i'm open to suggestions.

how about the thermaltake armor a30???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133187
Edited by mchlmacdonald - 7/17/11 at 8:58pm
post #12 of 14
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yeah, it's not as small as most SFF cases nowadays. i'm just really concerned with keeping my rig cool, because i game for LONG periods of time. the in win case seemed to fit my concern about cooling the best, but if i can go smaller and get near the same amount of cooling performance as that case i'm open to suggestions.

how about the thermaltake armor a30???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133187
interesting concept, it kind of looks like an improved reboot of their lanbox lite, which I used to own... but ditched due to cooling issues:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-044-_-Product

but the fact that this case is heavily vented and has a huge top exhaust fan might really help. just understand those rear 60mm fans are going to be either loud or push very little air. if you go with this case, I would invest in some quality fans... nice design though.
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post #13 of 14
stick with the micro atx, dont go smaller in case you want an internet or sound card.

silverstone and lian li would be the cases i would look at.

FT03 would be a legit choice. they are bad freakin ass.
http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...d=291&area=usa

and here are the lian li cases
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...25&ss_index=63
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post #14 of 14
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changed some components again. wanted to keep everything under $800 after shipping and tax. and i'm not worried about AM3+ capatability, i wont be upgrading processors for a little while, that's why i went back to my original motherboard choice.

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108236

POWER SUPPLY: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016

MOTHERBOARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130269

MEMORY: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345

VIDEO CARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127490

HARD DRIVE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795

DVD/CD-RW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

all of this on newegg after tax and shipping is just $770.62
is this a good setup for that price??
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