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post #1 of 12
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Looking to build an MATX workstation / gaming pc. The pc will be used for a little video & photo editing, and then on the personal side, gaming, and some music recording & production.

The first person that says go ITX will be slapped. MATX has what I need, is compact & more space than ITX.


Looking to get a reasonable build around $1700-1800 is my budget and I am looking for a great MATX chassis.
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post #2 of 12
Fractal Design Define Mini, quiet and sleek looking, can't go wrong with that. thumb.gif
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U sure u dont want an ITX build? (Nah im kidding tongue.gif)

Im currently using the Inwin Dragon Slayer wich i really love. But i have been eyeballin the Silverstone TJ08-E for some time now. In terms of airflow that case seems to be absolute beast. and really silent aswell.

Also it would help if you give some examlpes of what u like so ppl can understand ur style. Do u like them sleek and refined looking or u want the pure gaming cases with flaming dragons, lasershows and lighthouses?
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The Silverstone TJ08-E no doubt about it! I'll be using one for my next build, I cant wait! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Pebruska View Post

Fractal Design Define Mini, quiet and sleek looking, can't go wrong with that. thumb.gif

I love this chassis, it looks amazing!! thanks!! im gonna look into this one.
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Originally Posted by TheDon83 View Post

U sure u dont want an ITX build? (Nah im kidding tongue.gif)

Im currently using the Inwin Dragon Slayer wich i really love. But i have been eyeballin the Silverstone TJ08-E for some time now. In terms of airflow that case seems to be absolute beast. and really silent aswell.


Also it would help if you give some examlpes of what u like so ppl can understand ur style. Do u like them sleek and refined looking or u want the pure gaming cases with flaming dragons, lasershows and lighthouses?

As this build will be transported to & from my office & will need to be like alot of power under the hood without saying " im a gaming pc " type deal.

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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

The Silverstone TJ08-E no doubt about it! I'll be using one for my next build, I cant wait! biggrin.gif

This case looks excellent too. thanks
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post #7 of 12
I have both these and they are both great cases. Im actually using the Silverstone TJ08-E right now while I mod my LianLi pc-v600f (silver version).



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post #8 of 12
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What about the arc mini?

This case looks excellent for a matx build..


cheers!
post #9 of 12
NZXT Vulcan?
post #10 of 12
I know you said you don't want a gaming style one but the Vulcan would be nice for transporting it as often as you're making it sound.
 
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