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post #21 of 50
if you are set on going with ITX, then SG07 is really your only choice. all other cases fall short on performance per size. with the SG07, you have a powersupply powerful enough to drive a 2600k and 7970 and enough cooling with the AXP140. you really shouldn't try to OC your ITX rig since all reports of OC tend to be poor.

SG07
AXP140
7970
Z68M-ITX/HT

that should set you on the right path to a powerful gaming grade ITX box.
post #22 of 50
Antec Mini P180.
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

if you are set on going with ITX, then SG07 is really your only choice. all other cases fall short on performance per size. with the SG07, you have a powersupply powerful enough to drive a 2600k and 7970 and enough cooling with the AXP140. you really shouldn't try to OC your ITX rig since all reports of OC tend to be poor.
SG07
AXP140
7970
Z68M-ITX/HT
that should set you on the right path to a powerful gaming grade ITX box.
Thanks for the case/component selections! The SG07 looks like the next best thing to the Cubitek Mini Tank, and I'm going to need the added space of the Tank. I am going to overclock, no way around it. Probably not so much if I got the SG07 hehe..that would be harder to circulate air.
And is that Thermalright AXP-140RT a leading CPU cooler in the rankings?
And, I'm starting to get annoyed by my 2-choice-only selection of Z68, S1155 mITX motherboards. What about P67 boards? I guess there aren't any P67s. What about H67 or Q67 boards?
Thanks and reps!!
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Antec Mini P180.
Too big, na mean? No reps!
Edited by d3daiM - 1/12/12 at 11:21am
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post #24 of 50
I have to recommend the Fractal Arc Midi as well. Its a beautiful case and plenty of expandability to adapt water cooling in the future if you so desire, while at the same time great for air cooling. An important thing to keep in mind is that the front of the Arc Midi, is PLASTIC, coated to look like brushed aluminum, hence the price.
post #25 of 50
Hey,

I just saw in the hardward news section that Lian-Li are releasing new cases, 3 mini-ITX cases that might interest you:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1198809/tpu-new-lian-li-cases

Obviously, you're going to have to wait until these are released if you want one of these. But they do look very neat!
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post #26 of 50
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Originally Posted by anontechguy View Post

I have to recommend the Fractal Arc Midi as well. Its a beautiful case and plenty of expandability to adapt water cooling in the future if you so desire, while at the same time great for air cooling. An important thing to keep in mind is that the front of the Arc Midi, is PLASTIC, coated to look like brushed aluminum, hence the price.
Very nice, indeed. Plastic is something I can work with thumb.gif
If you are indeed from anontech, I'm sure you'd know. tongue.gif

Thanks, I will make note of that case. Future designs.
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post #27 of 50
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Originally Posted by repiv89 View Post

Hey,
I just saw in the hardward news section that Lian-Li are releasing new cases, 3 mini-ITX cases that might interest you:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1198809/tpu-new-lian-li-cases
Obviously, you're going to have to wait until these are released if you want one of these. But they do look very neat!
WHOA drool.gif
Makes me excited for what's next. I will be keeping an eye out.
For now, I decided to go with the CubiteK Mini Tank, from a fellow OCN member here. thumb.gif

Thank you guys.
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post #28 of 50
CaseLabs is currently in development of their "Merlin" series which apparently is SFF. Not sure what the measurements and features are yet.
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post #29 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

CaseLabs is currently in development of their "Merlin" series which apparently is SFF. Not sure what the measurements and features are yet.

Interesting... :hmm:
I'll keep an eye out, Silver. nerdsmiley.png
Thanx!

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Sorry dude, I hit [TAB] before you finished giving me the quest. I have dragons to kill.
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