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post #11 of 21
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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.

The C158 has a 150w built in DC board, and an external 120w input.
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post #12 of 21
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Found another case, but it only has 60w power supply. If one of you guys know how to replace the internal board to support 300w, please say soon.

http://www.apextechusa.com/products.asp?pID=183
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post #13 of 21
You can always ignore or not use whatever they have provided, and use your own PicoPSU (those plug into the ATX 24-pin slot and do DC-DC for +5V and +3.3V, with an external brick for AC/DC). Check clearance.

300W would be a loooooooot. I mean, the chassis thermal design can't handle anything close to that anyway. Is a HD 7770 really going to be okay in there? What CPU would you be using? I'm guessing not anything overclocked, so probably system power at say 150W or so full load?

With the Apex case linked, looks like the graphics card would need to be shorter than the ITX board unless you mod out the hard drive mount. ITX is 170mm long (6.7 inches), so that would need to be a seriously small card. Also fighting against the side panel for air.
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I might cut out the space under the graphics card and put some mesh there, that would solve some of the air issues.
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post #15 of 21
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I found some versions of the 7750 are single slot cards, but i'm still going with a two slot chassis for airflow. Also, from what I've seen it doesn't need any sort of power from a cable, it's all from the board.
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post #16 of 21
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Found another case, but it only has 60w power supply. If one of you guys know how to replace the internal board to support 300w, please say soon.

My i7 and GTX660 Ti doesn't even use 300W. Your 7770 will use less than 80W at max, so what CPU are you planning that needs 200W?
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post #17 of 21
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My i7 and GTX660 Ti doesn't even use 300W. Your 7770 will use less than 80W at max, so what CPU are you planning that needs 200W?

I'll be going with a Travla c137. On the site where I found one for sale it comes with a 150w Pico XT PSU.
http://www.itxdepot.com/xcart/product.php?productid=1379

If that PSU doesn't work out for some reason, I found something else on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Box-picoPSU-160-XT-Power-Mini-ITX-Supply/dp/B005TWE6B8

I'll need to wait till I get home(I'm on vacation) to take a look at the model number of the Pentium I have lying around, but I'm guessing it uses 95w.
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post #18 of 21
Luckily, even if a CPU is labelled as 95W TDP, doesn't mean it uses that much, so 150W could be okay. Let us know which model and can try to find some accurate power measurements about it.
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post #19 of 21
you could look at a custom built case

http://www.craftograph.com/compactsplash/index.php?route=common/home

Might be a tad expensive though, but would look awesome
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If you're looking for small, try the FT03 Mini from Silverstone. Much higher quality than the stuff you're looking at. It's not exaclty what you're looking for, but it's very small. There's also the NCASE M1 that I've been keeping an eye on, but that won't be out for a few months.
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