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mini and node wont help as Degree will need to replace mobo.
Midi R2 is smaller than Switch 810

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(WxHxD): 230 x 460 x 515mm

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mini and node wont help as Degree will need to replace mobo.
Midi R2 is smaller than Switch 810

Arc Midi R2
(WxHxD): 230 x 460 x 515mm

Switch 810
(WxHxD): 235 x 605 X 577mm
Right, because buying a case that is just slightly shorter in height is a completely reasonable thing. You can buy cheap second hand mini-itx motherboard and call it a day.
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Right, because buying a case that is just slightly shorter in height is a completely reasonable thing. You can buy cheap second hand mini-itx motherboard and call it a day.
The cost will be much more than buying a used itx mobo. Well you completely missed it. If you bothered to look at the build Degree has.
Not only height, you got depth. Even if it slightly smaller, easier to fit around places.

You can try for the Arc Mini R2 and get a matx mobo if you like. But that will increase your cost.
    
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Hey anything smaller than the Switch 810 is welcomed! rolleyes.gif It's just way too big for me to bring with me to my dorm.

I might try and get a Micro ATX case, specifically looking at the Aerocool DS Cube and Bitfenix Prodigy, but I'm leaning more towards the Aerocool DS Cube.

What do you guys think? It should be able to fit everything right? GTX 670 - Asus Xonar DX Soundcard and my H100?

Obviously I need to get a Micro ATX mobo also.

But man I wish I would've started with a small case to began with, I don't even know why I chose to get a full tower two years ago.
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Prodigy you will lose the h100 not a good build for MATX
Aerocool DS you can use the H100 in pull only and use optical bay.
Arc Mini R2 (WxHxD): 210 x 405 x 484mm (can use both H100 and optical bay)
Aerocool DS (WxHxD): 265 x 411x 381
    
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I'm just confused why it would be too big to bring with you? Like it's too heavy to carry, or you don't want to ship something that large?

If you're worried about actual dorm space, that doesn't really make sense because downsizing to a smaller case will only save you vertical space, which a dorm room has plenty of.

I'd say keep the 810 so you have plenty of room to grow in the future....watercooling, SLI/Xfire, etc. But if you aren't interested in any of that, then I guess buying a new motherboard just to downsize is cool...
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I don't want a huge tower taking so much space in my room, it's a pretty small room and it's going to be shared.

Maybe you haven't seen this case in person yet, but it's pretty massive. And it's going to be a pain for me to carry with me, three hour drive and having to bring it up floors.

Trust me, if I didn't have to get a new case I wouldn't.

I just want something small and compact, someone suggested me to get a Corsair 350D so I'm thinking of Aerocool DS/350D/Arc Mini
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I don't want a huge tower taking so much space in my room, it's a pretty small room and it's going to be shared.

Maybe you haven't seen this case in person yet, but it's pretty massive. And it's going to be a pain for me to carry with me, three hour drive and having to bring it up floors.

Trust me, if I didn't have to get a new case I wouldn't.

I just want something small and compact, someone suggested me to get a Corsair 350D so I'm thinking of Aerocool DS/350D/Arc Mini
I'll put all the sizes just too compared all. Each one has it is size to work with, as you want wider, taller or depth.
The Switch 810 is a big case and got rid of it for the smaller Midi R2.

Switch 810
235W x 605H X 577D mm

Arc Midi R2
230W x 460H x 515D mm

Arc Mini R2
210W x 405H x 484D mm

350D
210W x 440H x 450D mm

Aerocool DS
265W x 411H x 381D mm
    
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I don't want a huge tower taking so much space in my room, it's a pretty small room and it's going to be shared.

Maybe you haven't seen this case in person yet, but it's pretty massive. And it's going to be a pain for me to carry with me, three hour drive and having to bring it up floors.

Trust me, if I didn't have to get a new case I wouldn't.

I just want something small and compact, someone suggested me to get a Corsair 350D so I'm thinking of Aerocool DS/350D/Arc Mini

LOL I took my antec 1200 about 1000 km south. I know what you mean.. Thing weighs like 80 pounds. Don't have water cooling or more than one hard drive even.

Gahh the more I look at arc midi the more I wannnnt.. But Silence hasss to be my final option tongue.gif I'm done with flashy led fans.

Edit: I just saw this video recently on acrylic water cooling tubing and the alternative they use looks pretty legit! PETG Rigid Tubing

I also saw 4 120mm fans installed in a few Antec 1200 cases so I'll be able to jam this baby in there with some modifications biggrin.gifhttp://www.frozencpu.com/products/5327/ex-rad-110/Black_Ice_GTX_Xtreme_480_Radiator_-_Black.html
Edited by beans444 - 2/12/14 at 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by Degree View Post

I don't want a huge tower taking so much space in my room, it's a pretty small room and it's going to be shared.

Maybe you haven't seen this case in person yet, but it's pretty massive. And it's going to be a pain for me to carry with me, three hour drive and having to bring it up floors.

Trust me, if I didn't have to get a new case I wouldn't.

I just want something small and compact, someone suggested me to get a Corsair 350D so I'm thinking of Aerocool DS/350D/Arc Mini
No, I understand. What I'm saying is that "downsizing" to something "small and compact" really only saves you vertical and depth space. Most cases, small or large, are extremely close in width. I just don't think it's really worth it...your dorm room will have plenty of space. A few centimeters isn't going to make or break you. Also, most dorms have elevators...it can't be much larger than a suitcase.

Anyway, just offering some counterpoints for the sake of discussion. Do what makes you happy thumb.gif
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