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Best cases with reverse mounted motherboard.

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I'm not talking about the 90 degree rotation cases like the RV02, those are way too problematic with non-reference setups.

I've always preferred the idea of a CPU mounted below GPUs, as well as the pretty part of GPUs being displayed rather than hidden. Anyone have some good recommendations? Bonus points for a mATX case with this arrangement.

Should also note, I'm looking at high end options here, $200+.
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check out silverstone tj08-e
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Reverse-ATX case is a rare category. I know a few which are higher end products. They are:-

1) MountainMods Monticle 24 (US$270 + shipping)
http://www.mountainmods.com/monticle-24-cyo-p-500.html

2) XSPC H2 Tower (US$500 + shipping)
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/cases/h2-tower-case/
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12727/cst-1093/XSPC_H2_Hive_Series_Tower_Enthusiast_Water_Cooling_Super_Chassis.html

3) LittleDevil PC-V8 Reverse ATX
(US$700 + shipping)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13048/cst-1103/Little_Devil_LD_PC-V8_Reverse_ATX_Liquid_Cooling_PC_Case_-_4_Way_SLI_Motherboard_Tray_-_Black.html?tl=c7s27b194

I hope one of these will meet your needs.

Older and discontinued product but you might be able to find:
Lian Li V2100
Silverstone TJ06
Edited by windfire - 10/28/11 at 7:23pm
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That monticle 24 is pretty sexy. Also found the Lian Li V1000. Thing looks ripe for some modding and a few radiators. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Lian Li A05NB (not A05FN). Inverted, small, with front-mounted PSU.
Cubitek Magic Cube modular case. Can easily be 100% inverted, just by swapping the exterior panels around. I'm using it, and did just that. Also, main cube is spacious enough that you actually don't need to use the HDD cube at all.
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