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mATX case that fits Noctua NH-D14

post #1 of 17
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I recently put together a build (in my sig, with the 2700k), and I'm currently running it on the mobo box.

I would like to put it in a tiny case with good airflow, but the only foreseeable issue is my choice of CPU cooler.

I'd like for the case to not come with any LEDs, preferably black, but that's about all I care about. I will be putting it on top of a coffee table near my bed most likely.

edit: I forgot about my budget... I will be buying the case around Black Friday, or Christmas, so if possible, try to recommend cases that are $50, before sales. I'd go about this budget for something that perfectly fits what I'm looking for.

Also, I'm not entirely opposed to an open-case solution, if it looks reasonable.
Edited by stu. - 11/2/11 at 7:15am
 
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post #2 of 17
I'm not sure there are many mATX cases that are that wide.

How about the Fractal Arc Mini?

Link showing it inside case.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 11/2/11 at 7:16am
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post #3 of 17
Have look at lian-li cases might just be what you look for.
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post #4 of 17
Arc Mini should, even with the side panel fan installed. It is $100 though. You're going to have a tough time finding a decent mATX case for $50.
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post #5 of 17
If you can stretch your budget to $90, a Silverstone TJ08-E can fit the NH-D14 which is what I'm currently rocking in my torrent box.
post #6 of 17
eye-opening thread, I mean I've never looked into a small case to house the D14, frankly I assumed no case that small could fit such a large cooler and I don't like working with small cases. Looking at a HTPC build, good seeing mATX cases can fit this cooler

@OP, sorry about the but I found this info very handy...
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post
If you can stretch your budget to $90, a Silverstone TJ08-E can fit the NH-D14 which is what I'm currently rocking in my torrent box.
I own that case for my current build. It really is so nicely designed. Plenty of room for everything you could want. Takes full size video cards, plenty of hdd bays, full sized PSUs, and it is little!!
post #8 of 17
over the budget alittle...antec p180 mini. there made to be quiet.
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post #9 of 17
Farmer Boe, can you post a picture of your TJ08-e with the D14 installed? I haven't ordered my cooler or all my hdds yet, I want to check clearances.

Please and Thanks +1 rep for the pic. Once i figure out how to do that ^__^

Thank you sirrrr
post #10 of 17
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Completely forgot that I made this thread, thanks for all of the input!

Currently I'm looking at the Fractal Arc Mini and the Silverstone TJ08-e... any more comments for these?
 
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