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Hello everyone

I'm looking for a mATX case, but since I'm not familiar with mATX I thought I'd ask you guys.

Thanks
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silverstone TJ08-E
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Fractal Define Mini, Arc Mini, Lian Li V354, V600F, A-04, Silverstone TJ08-E are the best of the bunch if you want a fully featured rig. If you're not trying to fit in a full sized GPU and great cooling, you get a lot more options. What are your plans for it?
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post
Fractal Define Mini, Arc Mini, Lian Li V354, V600F, A-04, Silverstone TJ08-E are the best of the bunch if you want a fully featured rig. If you're not trying to fit in a full sized GPU and great cooling, you get a lot more options. What are your plans for it?
I bassicly want it to be as good as a norma ATX build, just smaller.
Meaning, full sized GPU, something like a 6950/6970 or nvidia equivalent.
It doesn't have to support big ass coolers like a D14, but I do want to be able to get a nice overclock out of a 2500k.
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Then yeah, the cases I listed should be your shortlist. They all have their own quirks. Even the case that has it all (Arc Mini) is a bit too big and heavy for some in the SFF crowd.

You planning pure Air? Any water?
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You want small? I'll give you small!
 
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I just got a mATX build completed with the Lian Li V354.

Pretty good case if you're looking for decent airflow, long video cards, and fairly big CPU coolers.

Check out what I have on my thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...z68-build.html
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post
Then yeah, the cases I listed should be your shortlist. They all have their own quirks. Even the case that has it all (Arc Mini) is a bit too big and heavy for some in the SFF crowd.

You planning pure Air? Any water?
Just air, or maybe a prefilled watercooler, but definitely not custom or anything.
post #10 of 11
The Fractal Core 1000 is smaller than the Arc/Define Mini, though you give up HDD capacity and it doesn't have the sound dampening of the Define. Decent choice otherwise.
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