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I really love the Falcon Northwest Fragbox design but there doesn't seem to be anything like it on the market. Somehow it's shoebox-sized while also fitting two video cards.

All the "micro" ATX cases I've see are nowhere near as small. Some of them it's comical that they even bear the designation.

I really love the shoebox style and dimensions of the Sugo cases, but of course, those are mITX.

Any suggestions?
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They did sell it, so you might be able to find one used somewhere.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163071
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Yeah I saw that they used to but stopped doing so for some reason. None were on eBay. I also don't like the ugly skull thing on that version.

On another note, I did find relevant Shuttles that have a similar shape:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101119

But these guys also don't sell their cases separately.

So it just baffles me that no other vendor just sells the shoebox-sized mATX case!
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Thermaltake Lanbox

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That's as closest as I could find to the Fragbox, with the top handle and all.

There's also the Silverstone Sugo, but the Lanbox looks a lot more like the Fragbox.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163116
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The thermaltake lanbox is similar
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Or the Armor 30 by Thermaltake, though it lacks a handle, and it sucks for cooling.
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Thermaltake Lanbox is a very similar fit. Thanks! I mean it does have that Tt tackiness about it, but hey, it's not bad.

There's also this Thermaltake:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133044
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Aaaaand of course no one actually sells the Thermaltake Lanbox anymore.

Come on! /Gob
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This thread is full of inspiration.

Moar Lanboxes!
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post #10 of 24
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It doesn't look like the VF6000BWS Thermaltake or the Sugo 1 can actually handle two dual-slot SLI cards. Welp. Even the $400 Shuttle barebones rig is outdated X58 and useless SLI support only for single slot cards.

Basically it seems like manufacturers just stopped building mATX SLI-capable cases that are shaped like shoeboxes. At least not without being huge.

e: Might be hope for that Thermaltake. Amazon review says: "Accepts fairly large graphics cards. I have a 9800GTX+ double slot card barely fitting. Supposidly will do SLI but you will have to sacrifice one 3.5" drive on the side."

I think what happened is that vendors moved on so as to accommodate 120mm fans and H50 watercooling configs. That Thermaltake has dinky fans, would have to be using some really cool GPUs in SLI to make it work, sigh.
Edited by matrices - 10/25/11 at 5:47pm
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