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post #1 of 17
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Hey all - I really want to build a powerful little bugger, could you point me at mini-itx/Micro atx cases suitable for the job?

I know of the Lian Li PC - Q08, are there any more similar?

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Edited by jthb3 - 3/17/11 at 5:38am
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If i were to build a mini-itx, I would most likely use the Lian Li PC-A04B!
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post #3 of 17
PC-A04 is a micro ATX case, not mini ITX.

For something a bit smaller but nearly as capable as the PC-Q08, look at the PC-Q11.

The Silverstone SG05/SG06 are pretty popular. They are smaller than the Lian Li cases because they use SFX PSUs (you can get decent quality 300W or 450W versions with the case) and limit you to one 3.5" and one 2.5" drive, plus a slim optical drive (notebook drive).
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Zap View Post
PC-A04 is a micro ATX case, not mini ITX.

For something a bit smaller but nearly as capable as the PC-Q08, look at the PC-Q11.

The Silverstone SG05/SG06 are pretty popular. They are smaller than the Lian Li cases because they use SFX PSUs (you can get decent quality 300W or 450W versions with the case) and limit you to one 3.5" and one 2.5" drive, plus a slim optical drive (notebook drive).
So therefore, the SUGO's are bad, why would I NOT put an ATX psu? Lian Li is king, always.
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Cubitek mini tank is coming out this year sometime soon.

http://www.cubitek.com/products/chas.../features.html

It is probably the coolest mini itx case ever IMO. I may still go for one, but I'd like to see some good itx motherboards with a p67 chipset...supposedly gigabyte and possibly asus are going to release one each soon.
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Cubitek mini tank is coming out this year sometime soon.

http://www.cubitek.com/products/chas.../features.html

It is probably the coolest mini itx case ever IMO. I may still go for one, but I'd like to see some good itx motherboards with a p67 chipset...supposedly gigabyte and possibly asus are going to release one each soon.
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I think I just vomited.
Don't let that hinder a constructive suggestion.
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I think I just vomited.
Why? This case looks cool.
    
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post #10 of 17
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So therefore, the SUGO's are bad, why would I NOT put an ATX psu?
Well, depends on what graphics card you are going to use. The included 450W PSU can power a graphics card with one 8-pin and one 6-pin PCIe plug. The included 300W can power one 6-pin PCIe plug. Using SFX sized PSUs saves a lot of space over ATX sized PSUs. The Lian Li PC-Q08, for instance, is literally TWICE the size of an SG05. You can stack one SG05 on top of another and get pretty much the exact size of a PC-Q08.
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