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I'd like to build a very portable and sleek computer, and hate the size my desktop currently is. Using a fair amount of the parts in my sigrig, what would be the smallest possible case I could use? Also, is it possible to get/use a flexible PCIe x16 extender cord to lay the card down flat?
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The mod of the month on the front page was done very well. Not the same thing you are going for but show's what can be done.
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I'd like to build a very portable and sleek computer, and hate the size my desktop currently is. Using a fair amount of the parts in my sigrig, what would be the smallest possible case I could use? Also, is it possible to get/use a flexible PCIe x16 extender cord to lay the card down flat?

Check out the system I had for sale, there's links to a thread with pictures....using a full size PSU it might have been difficult to fit it all though without compromising CPU cooling.
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That looks like a really decent setup. Mind if I ask where you bought that ryboto? Seems the store is UK only, and that's going to cost far too much in shipping.
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That looks like a really decent setup. Mind if I ask where you bought that ryboto? Seems the store is UK only, and that's going to cost far too much in shipping.

the case? I got an email from the manufacturer last week saying it should be worldwide available soon, and it was supposedly being made in the US...so who knows. At the time I'd gotten it as part of a Beta trial.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112348 <-- I would live to see a build with that case! I used a PC-Q11 for my build and it looks very sleek. I have the white one. Either way, I would go with Lian-Li for sleek mITX or Silverstone for flashier and a little boxier mITX.

My case for comparison:


of course, I modded it redface.gif EDIT: I think your 6950 is too long to fit in my case, but the first one should work
Edited by dizzy4 - 3/5/12 at 11:34am
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There isn't a motherboard that can support the 1055T in ITX form, as there isn't a ITX mobo that can take a 125w cpu.

Given that... all you would need is a motherboard, cpu, and a case for the build... other than that you can keep everything you have right now. Given that there isn't much cases that can support a cpu cooler. So you would need to keep your cpu at stock settings..

Here my suggestions:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112265 (good case since it has the side with ventilation for video card)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157238 (if you aren't overclocking a H67 chipset is all you need, its is USB 3.0 and SATA III)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 (you can go with the regular version, or the "K". I rather go the "K" just incase you change your mind in the future, and still have potential to OC)

If you don't mind mATX form:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163164 (this case also has side ventilation and the front mounted fan can support your cpu cooler)

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163182&Tpk=silverstone%20tj-08 (excellent cooling and looks really nice, supports CF/SLI)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806 (this motherboard is the best mATX right now, with the potential to CF/SLI)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 ("K" version because you can OC now)
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post #8 of 13
Smallest possible case would be to make your own. biggrin.gif


What kind of parts are you looking to use?

If the GPU is not some crazy off the wall power hog, using a SFX 450Watt would suffice and save a lot of space.
     
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I can't say much in the way of an ITX build but it seems like most of the parts might not fit the bill unless you had the time to make it all work like you wanted. I know i have seem some very awesome mini builds but not with an x6. Drop to an i3 and you might be be in business. Just my 2c
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post #10 of 13
Woops missed the part about using your sig rig.

While yes the Asus M4A88T-I is not designed for 125W CPUs, it is possible. What you have to do is buy a set of mosfet copper heatsinks and place them on certain chips on the board. Then you'll be fine.

With everything you have, try the SG08. The 600Watt psu can handle the 6950 and the case will allow it to fit just fine.
     
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