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Smallest case for full ATX motherboard, server system?

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I need a new case for my VMware server and want something that will take a full size ATX motherboard. Need it to future proof in case I head that way
Really want the smallest case possible with decent cooling, sound proofing and expansion. It only needs to house 2-3 HDD's and 2 SSD's.

It will be air cooled for now but will probably end up water cooled later on.

Would prefer something with power supply in the top as well so it doesn't suck in dust as it sits on the flooor

I recently went from a corsair 650D to a TJ08 for my desktop and I am really love the smaller form factor.
If I didnt need full ATX I would probably just get another TJ08 and call it a day.

The Fractal Design Define R4 looks like it fits my needs pretty perfectly, but I thought I would see if there is anything smaller?

thanks
Edited by zer0sum - 10/7/12 at 8:33pm
TJ08 - Ninja
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OCZ Vertex4 Custom Water Cooling Catleap Q270 Seasonic M12II 620 
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Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E Sound Blaster Z 
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post #2 of 4
Lian Li A05N?

Probably doesn't meet all your requirements but it's the smallest ATX case I've used. But it will hold the drives and PSU shouldn't be a problem.
It's a pretty quiet case but I found it has the aluminium hum.
post #3 of 4
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Not bad at all, but it does have the PSU on the bottom. Seems really hard to find a case with it top mounted frown.gif
TJ08 - Ninja
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k Asrock Z77 Professional-M Gigabyte GTX 670 Samsung Low Voltage 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex4 Custom Water Cooling Catleap Q270 Seasonic M12II 620 
CaseAudio
Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E Sound Blaster Z 
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TJ08 - Ninja
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k Asrock Z77 Professional-M Gigabyte GTX 670 Samsung Low Voltage 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
OCZ Vertex4 Custom Water Cooling Catleap Q270 Seasonic M12II 620 
CaseAudio
Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E Sound Blaster Z 
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post #4 of 4
cardboard? nah, just kidding!
coolermaster elite 360 maybe? it's very small indeed.
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