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i need to downsize my case..literally 2 inches of space under the top of my desk for my pc to exhaust is too little.

someone reccomend a nice sleek mid tower anywhere up to the $300 range (CDN dollars, not US)

id like something simple, that can house a 240 rad up top, id even like to test the waters in the lian li line, the case needs to house my sig rig, i need at least 3 5 1/4 bays (2x fan controllers and 1x DVD-RW)

will be buying an SSD shortly after this, so an SSD mount would be a plus

so suggest away!
Edited by PCSarge - 10/11/11 at 2:12pm
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Lian Li PCA05N

/thread.

The version with the flipped MB. The Corsair 600T is pretty nice too, you wouldn't have to mod it at all either. It's a lot shorter than the HAF.
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Lian Li PCA05N

/thread.
way to be rude about it? care to post a link?
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way to be rude about it? care to post a link?
Easy there sweetheart. No one is being rude, it's just a great case that is really small while still retaining most features of full size cases. I thought everyone knew about it, there is a huge club on OCN about it that is on the front page all the time.

A05 Club

NewEgg PCA05

NewEgg 600T's

You would have to mod the A05 but it would work, I linked the club because there is an insane amount of good information there, and lots of people who could help you come up with a modding idea that works. The 600T would natively do everything you want as well, while being in between the A05 and HAF in the size category. They are both really cheap too.
Edited by Segovax - 10/11/11 at 2:22pm
post #5 of 10
The Corsair 650D fits your needs.
post #6 of 10
A05NB or A05FNB depending on preferences. some will argue air is better on the 05nb, but I prefer the FNB as I like the standard format. please note that you WILL need to cut out a fan hole in the FNB on the bottom if you plan on using a big card. currently I have my side panel off because my 580 and psu make a not so nice little air pocket in the bottom of my case...
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A05NB or A05FNB depending on preferences. some will argue air is better on the 05nb, but I prefer the FNB as I like the standard format. please note that you WILL need to cut out a fan hole in the FNB on the bottom if you plan on using a big card. currently I have my side panel off because my 580 and psu make a not so nice little air pocket in the bottom of my case...
well im on water, when i migrate cases ill be installing an EK HF cpu block also

id love posted links to these cases specs

EDIT: i need 3 5 1/4 bays guys, the ao5n only sports 2, not into modding at this point, i need a lian lia i can transfer to without much problem.

EDIT 2: hmm could i fit a 240 rad in the front of the A04B
Edited by PCSarge - 10/11/11 at 2:34pm
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well im on water, when i migrate cases ill be installing an EK HF cpu block also

id love posted links to these cases specs

EDIT: i need 3 5 1/4 bays guys, the ao5n only sports 2, not into modding at this point, i need a lian lia i can transfer to without much problem.

EDIT 2: hmm could i fit a 240 rad in the front of the A04B
If that's the case, I would strongly consider the 600T then. It natively supports a 240 rad in the top and has 4 optical bays. Mine is 20 inches tall, and I think the HAF is 23 inches. That still might be too big for what you're wanting though.
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If that's the case, I would strongly consider the 600T then. It natively supports a 240 rad in the top and has 4 optical bays. Mine is 20 inches tall, and I think the HAF is 23 inches. That still might be too big for what you're wanting though.
my HAF sits higher than 23, the original feet broke, so being on a hardwood floor for easy cleaning, i put the casters on it.
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post #10 of 10
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my HAF sits higher than 23, the original feet broke, so being on a hardwood floor for easy cleaning, i put the casters on it.
Ya that probably adds a couple/few inches. 600T comes in sexy white too. They have easy SSD mounting too, they just screw into the HDD brackets and slide into the bays. That's another thing I really like about it is the ability to change the HDD bay config around quite a bit. It has a build in fan controller as well... don't know specs on it and it's only one knob but still...
Edited by Segovax - 10/11/11 at 10:24pm
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