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Need to move to a smaller case, what are some good ones for a gaming computer?

post #1 of 7
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Hey guys.

So my NZXT Switch 810 is just simply too big frown.gif

I need to move to something smaller. My room in college is just too small to house that behemoth. tongue.gif

I want something smaller than a mid tower that is easy to move.

So I'm gonna move my gaming computer into a smaller case. The smaller the better, but I don't want to switch any of my equipment(except for motherboard).

Quite and performance are my two most important things (in that order), but the less space the better.

I will only be having one video card and will be using air cooling for this one.

What should I be looking at?

Thanks.
Edited by Lettuceman - 8/6/13 at 6:44pm
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post #2 of 7
A fractal Design Arc Mini and an MATX board...
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Originally Posted by PCBuilder94 View Post

A fractal Design Arc Mini and an MATX board...
Lol you make it sound like it is an obvious choice. biggrin.gif

I've been away from the computer scene for a bit, there are too many cases now.
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post #4 of 7
Are you sticking with your 2500K? Or upgrading? I would get the fractal arc mini or get an mITX board and get a bitfenix prodigy.... With the Arc Mini I would use an mATX
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Are you sticking with your 2500K? Or upgrading? I would get the fractal arc mini or get an mITX board and get a bitfenix prodigy.... With the Arc Mini I would use an mATX
I'm gonna stick with it.
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post #6 of 7
Okay I would purchase an Asus Maximus V Gene or a G1 Sniper M3...
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman View Post

The smaller the better, but I don't want to switch any of my equipment(except for motherboard).

if you TRULY want as small as possible, you WILL need to change your CPU cooler.

best performing small case currently is SG08 for ITX and SG10 for mATX. SG10 can house the hyper212, but it's not anywhere near as small as a SG08. you can look into a SG06, but not sure if your vid card will fit.
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