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I have an AM2 system I'm building for my brother and I need a small case to fit it in. (Mobo will most likely be mATX, no video card, 1 hdd, 1 DVD-RW). My budget is around 30 bucks for the case. The smaller the better!!!
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I have one kikn around at home, ill see if I can find it. Dont know how much is going to be the shipping on it to usa, but you could have the case for $5+ship.

Its a matx case.. and super small... like... SUPER small. Its big enough to fit the board. and I think one optical drive.

Has a door you can open

Kinda neat case.

maybe you should place this in the 'wanted' section of the forsale/wanted area though?
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
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Newegg link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119149
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I just spent all last week looking for exactly what you are asking for.

The top 5 candidates were:
Rosewill R218-P-BK - Standard sized midtower, but it's very well built and very cheap.
Casedge Micro-ATX Desktop case - looks like crap but its the same height as PCI cards.
Maxtop CSX-101B - uses half height cards so its very slim
Casetronic CS-4117 - looks better than the casedge, but you need your own SFX PSU
Powmax 3304 - needs an SFX PSU as well

I think the Casedge and Powmax look like crap, but I wasn't much interested in looks. Figured I'd just let you know what I found. I ended up going with both the rosewill and something similar to the Maxtop which I can't find for sale anymore (but it had the same dimensions and structure).
Edited by Manyak - 7/3/08 at 11:28pm
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