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I thought we were already though all this? sad-smiley-002.gif
     
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I need some input on choosing a case, as it seems I am indecisive. I already own all of the components in my sig. I'm kinda' leaning toward a five slot case in the event that I want to go Xfire or SLI in the future, however unlikely it may be. I'll be looking at a 660 Ti or an HD 7870 and one or two 3TB HDDs in addition to my current hardware. I would like to be able to fit this case into a 13" W x 13" T x 16" D opening on my desk if possible. Here are the cases I'm currently debating:
  • InWin Dragon Slayer
  • InWin BR665
  • Lian Li PC-V354B (my favorite and the only one that will fit my opening)
  • Fractal Design Define Mini

Any suggestions are welcome.
post #4623 of 13149
You don't really need the 5 slot case. It can do SLI/Crossfire in the 4 slots. Even if it is only at 2.0 speeds, you're fine using that slot.

Your needs are pretty basic so all of those cases work just fine. Go with whichever one you prefer.
     
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You don't really need the 5 slot case. It can do SLI/Crossfire in the 4 slots. Even if it is only at 2.0 speeds, you're fine using that slot.
Your needs are pretty basic so all of those cases work just fine. Go with whichever one you prefer.
Slot 3 is only wired x4. buttkick.gif According to the manual, for Xfire or SLI you need to use slots 1 and 4.
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Edited by hermitmaster - 9/10/12 at 10:28am
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Have you guys seen this?



It's from user "kcedre" over on the Hardforum.com SFF board.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1372339&page=81

It's still a work in progress, but I've never seen someone attempt this before with a SG05. I'm waiting eagerly for more updates.
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Welp I didn't notice that. What a stupid design... Sell it and get a proper board. tongue.gif

Well if that's the issue, just get the 5 slot case. I like the Lian-Li. I don't see why you wouldn't just get it.

Even though the Fractal Design says 5 slots, the last slot is not in line with the rest of them. Between the Lian-Li and the InWin, Lian-Li has tons better quality and will be good for you.


I don't recall ever coming across any other 5 slot cases other than the ones listed.
     
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post #4627 of 13149
Wow im suprised by the drama.

Ive been thinking about building my htpc into a sff box. Still not 100% sure how i want to do it, but im pretty sure it would be a mod project. Im not sure if the motherboard i have in mind is atx or matx. But eigther way its gonna be a tight fit tongue.gif
Another thing i was thinking... i havent seen anyone do this before, but why not have the psu outside the case? Like they do in xbox 360s. I know the goal is ultimately to cram as much in as possible, but i think with the right care an external psu would be interesting and benificial. smile.gif
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Another thing i was thinking... i havent seen anyone do this before, but why not have the psu outside the case? Like they do in xbox 360s. I know the goal is ultimately to cram as much in as possible, but i think with the right care an external psu would be interesting and benificial. smile.gif

Those are Pico-PSUs. I wrote up a guide to it around here... Just made it. tongue.gifLink.

See here.
Edited by armourcore9brker - 9/10/12 at 11:33am
     
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Welp I didn't notice that. What a stupid design... Sell it and get a proper board. tongue.gif
Well if that's the issue, just get the 5 slot case. I like the Lian-Li. I don't see why you wouldn't just get it.
Even though the Fractal Design says 5 slots, the last slot is not in line with the rest of them. Between the Lian-Li and the InWin, Lian-Li has tons better quality and will be good for you.
I don't recall ever coming across any other 5 slot cases other than the ones listed.
I got the board for $49, and it's got some good features, so I can't really complain. It looks like I'm down to either the Lian Li or the BR665. Thanks for the input. +rep
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Love this club and a member I should be.

See my sig rig for my new ITX build!

I've included a build log, pics and my overclocking results/experiences with the 3570k/asRock z77e-itx here;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1302993/computer-building-pleasure-angst#post_18125927

And soon, I will include my RAM overclocking escapades!thumb.gif
 
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