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  • 33% (1)
    Fractal Design Define Mini
  • 33% (1)
    SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E
  • 33% (1)
    SilverStone Precision Series SST-PS07W
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok, so i was looking around on newegg for a mATX case to get for a new mATX rig i am going to build and i cant decide between a few cases and would like your guys opinion. Your input is much appreciated.

Fractal Design Define Mini
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352011&name=Computer-Cases




SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163182&name=Computer-Cases




SilverStone Precision Series SST-PS07W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163192&name=Computer-Cases


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post #2 of 7
I will be picking up a Design Mini for my new mATX build.

The TJ08B-E is a VERY good case aswell. I went with the Fractal becasue they are on sale for $90. NCIX.ca
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post #3 of 7
I went with the NZXT Vulcan since it has incredible airflow, though I wouldn't recommend it if dust is an issue in your place of residence.

All the cases you have listed are excellent, if you want to see those cases in action, there are several threads here on OCN of owners showing off their Define Mini's, TJ08's, and PS07's

Personally I would pick the Define Mini, it looks to have better cable management near the motherboard tray
Edited by mingqi53 - 10/21/12 at 9:09am
post #4 of 7
Out of the listed cases, I would grab the TJ08B-E.

I would just make sure to rip out that ugly drive cage, put your HDD's either in the 5.25" bay or behind the motherboard tray.
post #5 of 7
Either of the Silverstone cases if airflow is a concern.

Is the Fractal Design Arc Mini a choice or not? It's a nice case.
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post #6 of 7
What about Bitfenix..?
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post #7 of 7
define mini or arc mini would be my recommendations.
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