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Going to switch to SFF m-itx system.
here are my components but stuck on which case to get

cpu: i5 3570k
mobo: asrock z77e-itx
gpu: EVGA gtx 660 SC
ram: g.skill sniper 8gb 1600mhz 1.35v
HHD/SSD: 1tb barracude 7200rpm, OCZ vertex 3 120gb, ocz Agility 3 60gb
PSU: Silverstone SFX450w gold (waiting to purchase)


Case: ????
Are there better options for what I chose? I want the smallest volume but dont want the psu on top of the mobo.
post #2 of 14
Sliverstone SG08 is pretty good. It comes with a psu and it's about the size of a shoe box.
But what you really want is this
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post #3 of 14
If you wanted to, it could fit in an SG05 if you aircooled it.

The 2nd ssd would have to sit somewhere else in the case though.

My sg05 has a lot more in it than that but it requires a little trial and error + some ghetto rigging tongue.gif
 
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post #4 of 14
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the caselab is sweet! but i dont need that much space, it doesnt even look small.. I like the idea of this case and prodigy, but wish they were smaller

SG series seems okay but the psu location is above the mobo.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by pantonc View Post

Case: ????
Are there better options for what I chose? I want the smallest volume but dont want the psu on top of the mobo.

Depends on your budget and how long you can wait. There's a case being developed that meets your requirements, but it will be around $200 and is still under development. Web search for "ncase m1."
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post #6 of 14
Yeah, that ncase m1 looks killer too Or this Linus had a awesome titan build in a mini cube.
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post #7 of 14
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saw the ncase m1 case too. Note sure what to think of the internal layout.. outside looks nice
200$ for a case is pushing it quite a bit.. wanting something more like $100

That mini cube seems very simple and probably what I'm looking for.. wonder what could be done with it
post #8 of 14
If linus can stuff p8z77, titan, 2 hdd, 2 ssd, and a full size psu... I think you could built just about anything. I've seen a bunch of them with H80s in push/pull in front of the psu. Then you have a rear exhaust (120mm iirc). My home server is going in a mini cube. Oh and it's like $78.
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post #9 of 14
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If linus can stuff p8z77, titan, 2 hdd, 2 ssd, and a full size psu... I think you could built just about anything. I've seen a bunch of them with H80s in push/pull in front of the psu. Then you have a rear exhaust (120mm iirc). My home server is going in a mini cube. Oh and it's like $78.

I think the MiniCube has only 80mm rear fan. What I worry about with the MiniCube is that the drives don't get any airflow and are directly behind the motherboard plate. It seems like a neat and space saving solution instead of having drive bays, but I would be worried about HDD temps in that case.
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Yeah I checked. It's just a 80mm and you are correct about HDD heat. Oh well cut a hole in the front and throw another 80mm.
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