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Going to a LAN in march and I'm going to need a small case to travel with. I've looked a lots of stuff and nothing looks satisfactory.

I don't want to build a brand new system, so all I need is a case and a motherboard.

Here's what I'm using that I have already:
E8600 w/ CNPS9700 NT
GTX 260 w/ HR-03 GTX
2x1gb DDR2 800 C4 with EPP
Spinpoint F1
535w PSU, or 850w both can run everything I listed, one is just smaller.
7 120mm Noctua fans
1 92mm Noctua fan

I'm buying from Newegg.ca, and NCIX.com

I want something small that will fit all of that. If I need to chop **** off for it to fit, I will. All I need is a spot to put my HDD, mobo, and PSU.

I'd like to be able to OC with it. Must be stable and not die on me. I'm going across the country with it.

I want to keep it under $200 with shipping, so max ~$100 for the mobo and ~$50 for the case.
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Cases
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-041-_-Product

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-044-_-Product
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post #3 of 8
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I might consider it, the white one is pretty cheap, maybe a bit too expensive. Its a bit bigger than some matx cases at the top. At least I can remove those 2 drive bay things and still mount a hard drive.
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No motherboard recommendations?
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post #6 of 8
I support this.


For a motherboard I'd go for a GigaByte G41MT-ES2L or something alike.



Also... long time no see Clownfart.
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post #7 of 8
P180 mini is HUGE. Shouldn't even be called an MATX case. Sure, it's spec'd to fit MATX motherboard, but that's where the "micro" ends.

Something like the lanbox is more up his alley

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=23...re=Thermaltake
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Zippit View Post
I support this.

For a motherboard I'd go for a GigaByte G41MT-ES2L or something alike.

Also... long time no see Clownfart.
Hey.
Looks pretty good. Newegg says it has PCIe x16 2.0, but I'm pretty sure the G41 doesn't support that.
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Originally Posted by pewpewlazer View Post
P180 mini is HUGE. Shouldn't even be called an MATX case. Sure, it's spec'd to fit MATX motherboard, but that's where the "micro" ends.

Something like the lanbox is more up his alley

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=23...re=Thermaltake
There's no way my heatsink is going to fit under the PSU.
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