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post #1 of 8
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Other than Lian Li, who are a little out of my price range. I need a case with decent build quality, room for a mATX board, and that isn't a nightmare to work in.

I have clearance for a height of 4.5 inches (preferred), or 6 if I remove the back of my TV stand. Budget around $100.
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nmedia, antec, sliverstone.
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Check out this link to NewEgg.
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post #4 of 8
Well I was going to say Lian-Li,

Since you have already mentioned
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I just got this case and it's awesome!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129046

It was kinda cramped when putting stuff together, but that's what happens when you have a small case. Also this is exactly 4.5" tall.

I've seen this one before and it's not bad.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204040

This one should fit in without you opening up your TV stand.
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by starwa1ker View Post
I just got this case and it's awesome!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129046
How is the power supply? Typical Antec quality or junk? So far it's my #1 choice.

Or I may just suck it up and pay the extra $50 for this Lian Li, assuming it really can fit an ATX power supply and blu-ray drive.
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsEggrollTime View Post
How is the power supply? Typical Antec quality or junk? So far it's my #1 choice.

Or I may just suck it up and pay the extra $50 for this Lian Li, assuming it really can fit an ATX power supply and blu-ray drive.
A decent 80+ PSU. Nothing remarkable, but for a HTPC, it will be just fine.
That is one I want, but just can't afford it.

I have a Cooler Master 360 Elite for my main HTPC that I got for $20 on special a few years ago and like it. When I got it I needed a case that could hold 3 HDD and a ATX board (it now has a mATX board and only 1 HDD in it), but sit horizontally.
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post #8 of 8
I'm a huge fan of the Silverstone GD04 and GD05 cases. They're about the same size as my Pioneer receiver, so they aesthetically fit in perfectly on my TV stand. They're also virtually silent with 3 120mm intake fans.
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