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Heyo,

Does anyone have any experience with building a LanBox? I might be needing one this summer as I could be getting an internship with HP in Palo Alto, CA. I don't wanna drag my rig up there for a few months and then down to college a few months later.

I'm lookig through Newegg at cases, but I have no idea on what kind of motherboard to get for what I want. I know it needs to be mATX (right?), but I'd like to put a quad or a nice dual core in there with a 2x2GB kit of G.Skill and one PCIe x16 slot (no sli/xfire).

Thanks for any help

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Gooda,

My main computer is a "lanbox" of sorts... it is a microATX build in a Silverstone SG01 case. Check out the components in my public profile for ideas on good boards to consider.

PM me with any questions, or take a look at the Small Form Factor Case thread in my signature!

Sorry I can't help you more at the moment.. I'm exhausted and going to bed.
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your making a new rig just cause you don't want to move it and then have to move it again 2 months later? Damn I'm jealous, wish I had the money to do that .

As for LAN boxes, I've never made one. They always have goofy looking cases I don't like. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by PeePs View Post
your making a new rig just cause you don't want to move it and then have to move it again 2 months later? Damn I'm jealous, wish I had the money to do that .

As for LAN boxes, I've never made one. They always have goofy looking cases I don't like. Good luck.
Well, yea, plus I'm thinking about expanding my folding Shouldn't go above what? $500? $600?

I've always been a fan of SFF cases and the like, but I HATE the cramped space they come with. That's the only reason why I don't have one. My Zero is GIGANTIC and has tons of room to shove wires.

This one though, I won't care about cable management. Gonna put it together and forget about it. It'll hold me over with the X1650 in my sig rig and be good enough for LANs for the next year or two. If my X1650 can run COD4, I'm happy.

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put your current rig in one of those regular lan boxes that fit standard ATX?

those exist right?
    
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put your current rig in one of those regular lan boxes that fit standard ATX?

those exist right?
I'm pretty sure they don't.

Edit: There's this kind of Lian Li case but it's not very portable.
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I don't think those exist...

If I was gonna rebuild my current comp in a MicroATX case...then I might as well lug the entire thing around with me. I was going to leave my rig at home and have it fold 24/7...

EDIT: Eww, that Lian-Li looks terrible...and not very portable either...and the cost...that thing is more than my current case...Thanks for the link though

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