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wait now, if i get the fractal design define mini case, i guess the asus p8z68 pro mobo will be too big for it as it is an atx mobo??
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I would go with a Crucial M4 SSD over the Intel one. But it's your money and choice

Edit: Sorry my bad you already have the SSD.
Edited by Chuggerboom - 10/12/11 at 12:27pm
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wait now, if i get the fractal design define mini case, i guess the asus p8z68 pro mobo will be too big for it as it is an atx mobo??
That case is most definitly too small. Its a Micro ATX case.
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damn, wish i woulda caught that earlier.

so do asus/gigabyte make smaller mobos for the mini cases?

if so, do the smaller mobos compramise quality?
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damn, wish i woulda caught that earlier.

so do asus/gigabyte make smaller mobos for the mini cases?

if so, do the smaller mobos compramise quality?
Not really like you will notice ASUS actually has one desirable board thats not even available in Full ATX.

But note with a case and board with only 4 expansion slots your pretty limited in expandability. With a double wide GPU you only have 2 slots left and usually thats one top one bottom. Your not likely going to try and suffocate a GPU with a card directly below it.

Something to think about. If it has to be that small so be it. But I would try and find a mid tower that will work for you.
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No I think he meant the TPU switch lol. Click it on it will do an auto overclock. Even though you can also hit OC Tuner in the bios which will do the same thing or if your feeling suicidal you can also do it in Ai and hope it doesnt decide that 1.5 volt is a good idea today.

I went with the Corsair Veangence. Using a modular PSU just did my cable management today. Its not a great case for this sort of thing:
I need to work on my cable management also. This is the best i could do at the moment until i sleeve the cables.

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post #27 of 36
Adding to my last response

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

Nice board can go SLi if you want and if not the top slot gpu has enough space while still using a 1x card on bottom.
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Have you considered the Fractal Design Core 3000 Mid? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352010

3000 has a Dimension of (L x W x H)18.90" x 7.87" x 16.93" and weight of 15.65 lbs.

The Arc Mini has a Dimension of (L x W x H)19.06" x 8.27" x 15.84" and weight of 19.84 lbs.

If you can't find a micro ATX, the Core 3000 (or larger Arc Midi) might be a option.
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I would go for this case, and actually i'm getting one soon. Pure sex

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post #30 of 36
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so it appears there is no real replacememnt for the full atx z68 mobos..

so what do all these people do with lian li A05 mini cases? what mobos do they all use?
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