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Best case for a micro-atx build?

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Looking at downsizing my rig while keeping all my current power for college. I am going to try to sell/trade my motherboard/cpu/ram for an Asus Maximus IV gene-z mobo and grab a 2500k or something and upgrade to ivy bridge when that comes if it shows a decent performance boost. I need a case that will fit a micro-atx board, 2 dual slot graphics cards, a standard atx power supply, a hdd, and 1 disk drive. Aluminum would be nice as a big motivator behind this change is weight and if the case had wheels/handles that would be great too.
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Plenty of help to get in places like this

Good hand full of reviews to go through.
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post #5 of 20
look at the nzxt vulcan or if you want better airflow look at the inwin dragon slayer which i currently have and love
 
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TJ-08-E is another option by Silverstone
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post #7 of 20
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Looking at the Lian Li PC-A05NB right now, should have all the space I need assuming it can fit my graphics cards...
post #8 of 20
the dragon slayer and vulcan will both fit gtx 580s if your concerned about space, the only car that wont work is the 6990
 
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post #9 of 20
I kinda like the CM 430. Its small and compact.
    
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2 Biwin 256gb SSD Western Digital Black 1tb Enermax Liqmax II 120 Windows 10 Pro 
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Asus vg248qe SeaSonic SS-660XP 660W 80Plus Platinum NZXT S340 Elite Logitech G502 Proteus 
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asus vg248qe Corsair K65 SeaSonic SS-660XP 660W 80Plus Platinum Cubitek Mini Cube 
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i7 6700k Asus Sabertooth Z170S MSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4 16gb 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2 Biwin 256gb SSD Western Digital Black 1tb Enermax Liqmax II 120 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus vg248qe SeaSonic SS-660XP 660W 80Plus Platinum NZXT S340 Elite Logitech G502 Proteus 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Corsair M200 Wide Edition Schiit Modi 2 Multibit Project Horizon III JBL LSR305 WH 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4670k MSI Z87I Zotac GTX 970 CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD 128GB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Corsair H100i Windows 8 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
asus vg248qe Corsair K65 SeaSonic SS-660XP 660W 80Plus Platinum Cubitek Mini Cube 
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Corsair M65 White Corsair M200 Wide Edition Klipsch Pro Media 4.1 
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