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Any thoughts on a shallow case?

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I am looking for a PC case to go under my desk, but ideally it needs to be about 40-45cm front to back, which is much shallower than most full tower cases. Width is not a problem and maximum height can be up to 66cm.

I'm looking for a full tower case to house a GTX580 graphics card and similar spec components for a gaming rig including a blu-ray drive and a couple of hard drives. Probably going to go with air cooling initially, but the flexibly to house a tripple radiator and water cooling loop would be good. As far as aesthetics go I'm looking for minimal and high quality, so no plastic or bling cases.

So far the only two cases which look promising are the Lian Li PC-X500FX and CaseLabs M8, but any other suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
James
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If you are thinking about a M8, just do it. It gives you so much to expand on. You can't go wrong with it.

Take it from all the insanely satisfied customers!
Edited by Jo0 - 10/28/11 at 1:26pm
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Originally Posted by Jo0 View Post
If you are thinking about a M8, just do it. It gives you so much to expand on. You can't go wrong with it.

Take it from all the insanely satisfied customers!
The M8 is at the top of my list, just a shame that it is going to be so expensive to ship it to the UK. I also like the minimal look of the Lian Li, but the M8 is probably the more flexible case for future upgrades.

Any other shallow cases that I should be taking a look at?

James
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
Not sure how I missed the Lian Li PC-X900B case (must have confused it with the larger PC-X1000), but at 39cm deep and 60cm tall its a perfect fit for the space I have under my desk.

So on my shortlist I now have:
Lian Li PC-X900 @ (W) 230mm x (H) 598mm x (D) 388mm
Lian Li PC-X500FX @ (W) 243mm x (H) 606mm x (D) 415mm
CaseLabs M8 @ (W) 381mm x (H) 484mm x (D) 510mm

Any others I should consider?

James
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