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I'd like the smallest case that can hold a micro ATX mobo and is reasonably priced. I'm a nub in the HTPC arena and would love some suggestions!

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What use? Gaming, media centre? etc

Reason I ask is there are a large number of cases available and what you will be using it for will help the decision process.

Also what kind of hardware do you intend to put in it?
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post #3 of 9
HTPC cases are more expensive but here is one that is really nice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163174

I use my sig Rig as a capable HTPC so I wouldn't have to buy and build a completely seperate PC. All I had to do was buy a BluRay drive and a 16.4' HDMI cable.

Now I can watch Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, Blu-Rays, etc on My 50" Plasma
Edited by PowerTrip - 3/9/11 at 11:12am
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post #4 of 9
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Thanks for the replies!!

I like that case PowerTrip, too bad it's out of stock right now

Robilar,
This will be just to watch movies (netflix, DVD, hulu, etc) in the bedroom. So it needs to be small, and quiet. No need for Bluray in the bedroom, however I'll likely build a duplicate for the living room and swap the dvd player for BR-drive.
    
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post #5 of 9
just built a rig with this case and i'm pretty impressed with the layout and features, including card readers in the front which others did not, my htpc is under the big tv in the living room, we end up popping camera cards in there a lot to see people's trip photos on the fly

i also appreciate the flip down door to hide all the ****e and keep it clean

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-
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post #6 of 9
I bought this case and actually picked it up locally. When I bought it it was $50 for the one with dvd r/w. Goggle silverstone lc-02 to see more about it.
http://computers.shop.ebay.com/Compu...sn=danieledwin

Edit --- It does hold a mATX board also. If you need a gpu you will need a riser card, if you are using an i3 or zacate with integrated graphics you will be good.
Edited by hick - 3/10/11 at 2:56pm
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Seeing these tiny cases just make me wanna make a new mITX gaming rig. XD It's possible with the low profile GTS 450s.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Seeing these tiny cases just make me wanna make a new mITX gaming rig. XD It's possible with the low profile GTS 450s.
Length of the card may still be an issue. Personally happy with the Sugo SG-05/06's form factor and size.

Besides, the GTS 450 is a bit meh. My older GTS 250 beats it in a bunch of games.
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