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Hello guys and gals! At the moment I'm currently looking for a nice small case. Price isn't too much of an issue as of yet. This is what I'm looking for, could you all please help me out?
  • LAN Box Case
  • Color: Black
  • Modding Friendly (Optional [Watercooling Purposes])
  • ATX Standard
  • Able to fit all graphic cards
  • No Flashy Plastic Crap

Well I think that is everything.
    
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hm well good luck finding one that will fit a full atx mobo. Most of the good ones will only do mATX like the TT lanbox or the silverstone SG01. I have the TT lanbox but it wont be able to fit all graphics cards like the 3870x2 or the 9800gtx/gx2. Any others will fit w/ about an inch to spare. I currently have a 3850 in mine and it fits nicely. As for water cooling, you'll have to get someone to make you a custom setup. Syrillian had one a while back, i'm sure he could make you another for a price
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mATX you say? Is the only difference size?
    
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mATX boards are more limited than full ATX, but mainly if you want tons of ports or plan to SLI/CF. Otherwise, limitations are minimal depending on which board you choose. I have a Tt Lanbox. I am able to fit a G92 8800 GTS with a few inches to spare, it is about the best micro box I've found through lots of research. Of course it doesn't clear heat like a full case, but its about as good as it gets ATM. It does also support watercooling, with plenty of space up front (for pumps, reservoirs, etc and has accessories and holes to route hoses through. It also has a really sturdy handle to carry it around with. Can't really go wrong with this case. Check it out here or the lighterweight silver model here
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NZXT Tempest awesome case bro PCCG have them for $159 they have 6 fans and great cable management
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...6689106f1b256a
post #6 of 9
Shuttle has some nice options. They even have some X38 Barebones systems (case and motherboard) with 2 x16 PCI-E slots: X38 box


They also have a nice P35 box.

I am building a setup using the G31 chipset Shuttle, and an 8800GT fits into it just fine.
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Shuttle has some nice options. They even have some X38 Barebones systems (case and motherboard) with 2 x16 PCI-E slots: X38 box


They also have a nice P35 box.

I am building a setup using the G31 chipset Shuttle, and an 8800GT fits into it just fine.
are those ATX supported?? i always thought shuttle boxes were the smallest things you could get but those things are HUGE. The only thing ive heard about the shuttles is they're a bit proprietary. Like the psu, its not a standard psu, so if you want to get another or it dies you'll have to buy it from shuttle and you know it wont be cheap. If you did get that i would replace the rear 60mm fans w/ the thermaltake ones. They blow about 36 cfm and are not very loud for how much they blow. Also i'd recommend getting this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811992003
and putting it in the spare pci slot to control the exhaust fans. Thats how i have my setup and it works superbly.
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post #8 of 9
None of the Lanbox type cases support full ATX, only mATX (4 PCI slots, not 7-8).
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post #9 of 9
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Well thanks for all the help guys! I appreciate it! Now I'm thinking of making a Lan box as a case to take when I need to travel. I was looking around, and I found this! Forget the Lan Box . . . Lian Li is soooo sexy.

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