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I am piecing together a build with a Z97 Impact mITX, looking recommendations for a case that fits this build and has a sturdy build quality.

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16GB G skill 1866
EVGA 980 Classy
Maximus Impact Z97
1x 3.5 drive bay (WD Red 6TB)
3x 2.5 drive bay
(EVGA recommends a PSU that has a higher wattage rating than 500W. I am looking at some PSUs that are in the 750W range, would you consider this wise? If not, please advise.)
AIO 140mm CM nepton 140 (if a 120mm is wiser, please tell me)



Looking for a case that can hold all of this with positive air pressure (hoping that the radiator can exhaust out of the casing instead of inside it), also if the mounting of the motherboard can be a flipped 90 deg (I/O on top) that would be great.

Thanks in advance.

I tried looking at the Corsair 250D, it has the capacity for 240 rad but doesn't fit the 980 classy because of the power cable.

Anyone have an alternative similar or better than the 250D that can properly fit a 980 classy without mods?
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For that setup, you could use:

1. Fractal Design Node 304, which will allow a rear mounted 140mm/120mm radiator and a full length extra height GPU. It's not the smallest and most space efficient ITX case out there, but it's very well built.

2. Silverstone Sugo series, various sizes and configurations available, not going to list the entire family but you can have a look on Silverstone's product page. http://www.silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?tno=1&area=en

3. Bitfenix Prodigy/Phenom/Colossus Mini should all be able to accommodate the extra height of the 980 classified with cables attached.

4. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Mini is an upcoming case by Phanteks that will offer the best watercooling support of all ITX cases, if you want to go full custom loop.

As for the PSU, I would recommend short units like the Silverstone ST55F-G in certain cases where there isn't a lot of room for the PSU and cables. You can go with a Swiftech H140X as a starter AIO, it's easily expandable and has miles better components than any traditional AIO coolers.
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For that setup, you could use:

1. Fractal Design Node 304, which will allow a rear mounted 140mm/120mm radiator and a full length extra height GPU. It's not the smallest and most space efficient ITX case out there, but it's very well built.

2. Silverstone Sugo series, various sizes and configurations available, not going to list the entire family but you can have a look on Silverstone's product page. http://www.silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?tno=1&area=en

3. Bitfenix Prodigy/Phenom/Colossus Mini should all be able to accommodate the extra height of the 980 classified with cables attached.

4. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Mini is an upcoming case by Phanteks that will offer the best watercooling support of all ITX cases, if you want to go full custom loop.

As for the PSU, I would recommend short units like the Silverstone ST55F-G in certain cases where there isn't a lot of room for the PSU and cables. You can go with a Swiftech H140X as a starter AIO, it's easily expandable and has miles better components than any traditional AIO coolers.

Loved the list u put in here... I checked the Phanteks enthoo evolv ITX and seems really cool for WC solutions, just saw a video of a hybrid 980 + dual 120mm rad for the CPU. I wanted to see what will happen with a custom WC for the GPU plus the cpu one but didn't find it yet.
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I'm loving my new Corsair 380. The board is laying flat though.
 
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