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Hey guys how's it going, I've been looking around and these small cases have really caught my eye and attention so iam considering building one but I have a couple of questions and need some guidence on what u guys think is best for my situation...id like a small as possible case,has to have a window and be able to support a decent size gpu like a 6970 or maybe even 6990? I would perfer water cooled this time around so it has to support water-cooling as well.there is a white case I belive its called prodigy? Do those come in any other color by chance? Open to suggestions....... thank you
     
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The prodigy is a great ITX case; it suits most of your desires; water cooling support, small form factor, and it come's in black as a different colour. You can easily add a window, it would only involve dremelling the side of the side-panel to incorperate a window which isn't too hard to do. I'm sure there is a build log somewhere of it on here.
It can fit basically any size GPU, the largest being a 6990 in terms of length, and it can accomodate this with the ability to remove the top and bottom HDD cages which gives you that extra space.
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If I can score 1 in black that's gonna be the 1! You are right about the window I didn't give it much tought that schouldnt be to big of a prblem to add one, by and chance do u knowhow much they retail for? Thanks cheif!thumb.gif
     
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Depends on how much you want to mod the case. You can watercool in a bunch of other SFF cases if you really try. Not really sure about the window because it defeats the purpose of SFF to have enough room to show stuff off. That said, the SG07 has a windowed version to see the GPU.

Someone was able to fit a dual 140 rad inside of an SG07 which has enough room for a 6990.

So it all boils down to how much work you want to put in.
     
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That's very true,good point! What company makes the sg07 btw? Were can I see that case ?
     
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That's very true,good point! What company makes the sg07 btw? Were can I see that case ?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163169
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That's a pretty cool looking case! 2 bad its discontinued on new egg,tsxmike those are some nice rotors u have there are they for a 13b 11?
     
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not my picture, but i do believe they belong to the 26b... or it could just be a picture of 4 rotors.

i do own an rx7 though. motor is currently torn down and prepped for some new parts. biggrin.gif
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Not sure if it comes in white, but the Fractal design Arc Mini is a clever contraption smile.gif
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