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post #1 of 21
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I'm looking for a case with two expansion slots mounted at a 90 degree angle, sort of like the alienware x51.
I've already found two cases but there are some issues with them:

Travia C159: Very limited space for disk drive, unsure if it could fit GPU(might be too tall on its side).
Travia C137: PSU is only 150w, unsure if I can upgrade it, because half of it is internal, half external.

While I don't expect it to be out there, if you could find a case with an additional expansion slot for a wifi card(any angle is fine, will be using riser), that would be great
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post #2 of 21
your making the first m-ITX build I have seen in some time that's not using a BitFenix Prodigy.
gotta check out your cases..

edit:
sup with the rest of the hardware.?
Edited by malmental - 3/23/13 at 4:03am
post #3 of 21
Many ITX boards come with build on Wifi so you should be able to find a motherboard solution that will not need this.
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sup with the rest of the hardware.?

This. Difficult to know exactly what you need to fit in the case: what length GPU? how much power GPU? how many drives and what sizes? which CPU cooler? etc. Use Rigbuilder to add your components to your sig then we can help find you something suitable. smile.gif

Do you have any size constraints, or just want as small as possible?
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Sorry for not mentioning those details. I'm looking for a 7770, or any other graphics card of similar power, as small as I can get them. Only going to be using a single drive, most likely a 3.5 drive. I'm not entirely decided on the CPU cooler, but the ones I have rounded up are all very low profile, and will fit in some very tight cases. I'm going for as small as possible; that's the purpose of this build; how small can I build a low end gaming machine?

EDIT: Since this is a budget build for a friend, we'll be yanking some hard drives out of his old machine; we could sell them for some 2.5s
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post #6 of 21
So you won't take a normal arrangement for the PCI slot for the GPU? What's wrong with that? I've got the CM120 Elite case and its wonderful! it was 60% smaller than my ATX-mid case.... that's plenty small with a full size GPU and PSU. It's definitely a high end gaming rig with a small form factor...
post #7 of 21
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Well, the C159 can fit what I need. Problem is, I can't find anywhere to buy the thing, accept at this one site where it will cost huge amounts to ship.
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post #8 of 21
The C159 is very very slim, less than 2 inches high. But the case is also incredibly wide since it's intended for rack mount. Are you sure you want something like this? Will be difficult to fit any kind of mainstream CPU cooler, you need to look at coolers for 1U server racks. There is also the C158 which is more mainstream; it might be more convenient: bit taller, less wide.
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Hmmm, how about a Apex MI-008. Retails for around $45.00.
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Hmmm, how about a Apex MI-008. Retails for around $45.00.

Frustrating, that looks like a decent case, but it only has 1 expansion slot.
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