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post #1 of 18
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Im looking for a small and compact case that I can use to build up my moms computer she doesnt want anything big or bulky and heat wont be a problem, if the computer blew up it would be the best thing in the world for me.
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post #2 of 18
Please note the smaller the case, the more expensive the the motherboard will be. You will have to use intergrated sound and video. You'll also need a compact PSU Look for a Media center case.
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post #3 of 18
Do you mean a small ATX case, or do you mean Micro ATX, or Mini Towers and that lot?
    
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Just a N00B View Post
Im looking for a small and compact case that I can use to build up my moms computer she doesnt want anything big or bulky and heat wont be a problem, if the computer blew up it would be the best thing in the world for me.
The size of the case depends greatly on the form factor of the motherboard. IE: ATX, MicroATX, etc.

If you have a micro atx motherboard you can go with a micro atx case.
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post #5 of 18
Also, what will the PC be used for? Does your mom game or just for Word + Web? Generally how power/heat intensive will be the components? Is noise an issue? How much are you looking to spend?
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post #6 of 18
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not that small lol just small enough
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post #7 of 18
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hopefully like 300-400 I have a processor word and web basically maybe some music but thats about it
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post #8 of 18
Well if it's still an ATX mobo (you didn't really tell us) I'd recommend this case. It's quiet, small, and looks good, too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129012
    
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post #9 of 18
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I dont know which mobo yet
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post #10 of 18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SubCategory=7

What exactly are you running with that 12.796 Super Pi time?
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