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I upgraded my pc, little by little, and i want to keep all the old components, for my wife.
She do not play games, only internet browsing, some Photoshop, DreamWave, e-mails, etc
But she want a small PC case.
The components i'm talking about, here :
Gigabyte GA EX58 UD5
Intel I7 920
8 GB DDR3
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 660 OC
Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer
PSU : Corsair TX 650W
DVD RW LG
1 SSD
1 HDD

What kind of smaller PC case would you recommend ?
She doesen't want vents / coolers for airflow, etc
Thank you
post #2 of 11
That's a normal size atx board right? So smallest you can go would be some kind of midsize atx case. What's your budget and what kind of styles do you like? A couple ideas...

the rosewill legacy MX2-B looks pretty nice
7.87" x 16.57" x 17.52" (W x D x H)
200 x 421 x 445mm (W x D x H)
http://www.rosewill.com/products/2527/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

fractal design makes nice midsize cases in the Core, Define, and Arc series.
http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases

nzxt s340

corsair obsidian 450d

corsair graphite 230T
505mm x 210mm x 440mm
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/graphite-series-230t-compact-mid-tower-case

corsair carbide 100R
471mm x 200mm x 430mm
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-100r-mid-tower-case

coolermaster n500
481 x 200 x 464.5
http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mid-tower/n500/

coolermaster n400
501mm x 190mm x 426mm
http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mid-tower/n400/
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post #3 of 11
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She would like some fancy case biggrin.gif
Buget, i don't know but if it's worth, i would spend about 150 euro, even more.
She already saw this one, a few minutes ago, and she was like " wooow, that looks great " smile.gif
http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-304-white
But i'm not sure if i can get in there the motherboard + PSU / 1 SSD and 1 HDD
post #4 of 11
Ok, you have a very generous bugdet smile.gif

This isn't the smallest of midize cases but it does have curb appeal (imho).
http://phanteks.com/Enthoo-EVOLV-ATX.html
235 mm x 495 mm x 510 mm (W x H x D)
9.25 in x 19.5 in x 20.1 in
I'm waiting to get a grey one for myself.

The NODE 304 will only accept mini ITX and DTX motherboards. You'd need a smaller motherboard to get into the really small 'cute' cases.
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post #5 of 11
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This one would be ok for the motherboard / PSU / 1 SSD and 1 HDD ?
http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/silverstone-grandia-gd01s-mx-silber-sst-gd01s-mxr-a224990.html
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This one would be ok for the motherboard / PSU / 1 SSD and 1 HDD ?
http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/silverstone-grandia-gd01s-mx-silber-sst-gd01s-mxr-a224990.html

Sure would be! Silverstone makes several HTPC (home thearter pc) kind of cases. They make really good cases. I think the one you linked may be an older model in the Grandia line. Here's the current line up.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?tno=3&area=en
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post #7 of 11
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She decided for this one

http://www.inter-tech.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=207%3Ahtpc-2008-v-silber&catid=109%3Agehaeuse-archiv&Itemid=240&lang=de
Same question as above : motherboard / PSU / 1 SSD and 1 HDD and GTX 660 aren't to much for this case ??
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This one would be ok for the motherboard / PSU / 1 SSD and 1 HDD ?
http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/silverstone-grandia-gd01s-mx-silber-sst-gd01s-mxr-a224990.html

Other than possibly needing a bracket for the ssd, everything should fit.
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The HTPC cases seem to have lots of room for internal drives, this one has space for 7 or 8 of them. I'm pretty sure the 660 will fit as it won't extend beyond the end of the atx mobo.

But that front panel is very decidedly setup for the HTPC usage. The LCD and the media buttons would be kinda out of place on a general purpose PC.

You'd get much better cooling and less noise out of the silverstone cases (GD09 or GD07). The 2008-V Silber is setup for negative pressure generated by two tiny 80mm fans pulling air out the back. The silverstone grandia cases generally arrange for positive pressure (more fans setup to intake air than exhaust) with larger fans. Larger fans (3 x 120mm) can move more air and do so with less noise than smaller fans that have to spin a lot faster.
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She decided for this one

http://www.inter-tech.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=207%3Ahtpc-2008-v-silber&catid=109%3Agehaeuse-archiv&Itemid=240&lang=de
Same question as above : motherboard / PSU / 1 SSD and 1 HDD and GTX 660 aren't to much for this case ??

one thing you should be aware of before you buy the inter-tech chassis. the case itself is essentially a 4U rackmount chassis with a pretty aluminum face.



430mm x 178mm x 510mm
http://www.inter-tech.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=207%3Ahtpc-2008-v-silber&catid=109%3Agehaeuse-archiv&Itemid=240&lang=de
as you can see from the pic above, it is a very DEEP chassis which depending on where you intend to put the case, CAN be a problem.


as compared to the GD01 you linked above



430mm (W) x 170cm (H) x 430mm (D)
http://www.silverstonetek.com/legacy.php?pid=61&area=usa&model=GD01&tno=
as you can see from the manufacture's specs, the inter-tech chassis is 80mm deeper and 8mm taller then the silverstone chassis.

where do you intend to put this computer? and would the additional 8cm of depth on the chassis fit in your intended location?
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