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post #1 of 10
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So Guys,

Im planning my next build, Im gonna build my self a lan rig since my current one is too big to move around tongue.gif

It will be a mATX build with Ivybridge and a 690.
The only thing needed is room for a little WC to make it nice and quiet.

Any suggestions on a case this size?
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post #2 of 10
NZXT Vulcan. It has a handle which is always good for lan rigs. But I don't know if it will support your WC needs.
post #3 of 10
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Looking for something sleek looking, doesnt really need a handle as long as it is small enough to carry. The Vulcan design is a little too much for my taste.
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post #4 of 10
Fractal Arc Mini? Seen a few watercooling loops in those.
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post #5 of 10
Maybe this one? smile.gif
Edit. I had the reply thing open too long, lol biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 10
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Yea Im liking the Arc Mini, only thing about it, is the fan cut out on the side of the case. I think it ruins the clean case :S
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagelund View Post

Yea Im liking the Arc Mini, only thing about it, is the fan cut out on the side of the case. I think it ruins the clean case :S

How about this then?
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post #8 of 10
Are you into case modding? I've seen some really sick Lanbox Lite builds.. you'd be surprised what you can do with it given a dremel, zipties, and some paint biggrin.gif. There's a couple versions, this one and one with a side window + handle: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133045

Just as one example (I'm sure there are tons more here):
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?215503-Water-Cooled-LANBOX-Lite

Probably my favorite air-cooled Lanbox, although it could give inspiration for a sick WC build: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=990265

edit: I should point out that all the vents on the side allow for some decent GPU air-cooling - personally I have a Noctua NF-B9 blowing on my MSi HAWK 5770 (actually - I don't recall if it's intake or exhaust.. my little brother has my rig for now biggrin.gif ). You could fit 2 92mm fans on the GPU-side of the case, and if you modded the other side, you could fit a Corsair H100 or similar. At stock the vent height is ~92mm, CPU heatsink clearance is about 95mm.
Edited by jrbroad77 - 5/1/12 at 1:47am
 
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post #9 of 10
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Tempting Tempting tongue.gif
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post #10 of 10
TJ08-E
or go ITX and air cooling with SG08 tongue.gif
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