Originally Posted by NFSxperts
thanks for the heads up, its fixed now. Do you have that case? If you do, want to join the club?
I am pretty sure I will build with one soon, which is how I ended up here. Your first post with cases in order of size is such a great way to shop cases, and it is much appreciated.
This all started with me building a server in a Lian Li Q25 case, (which is probably too big to be included in this thread at 20L), and I fell in love with it. Since it is sitting on the end of my desk I thought I could replace this ATX tower paperweight I am using with a smaller case that would match it. The Q11 Lian Li case would have been perfect for what I want but the sides screw on. That leaves only 1 case with the "look" I want in the small size range I want, the Lian Li Q03.
Now that I have boxed myself into a corner with the small size of the Q03 I have to sort out what to fit in it. With no case fan heat will be an issue so I have been thinking of taking the I3-4130T CPU from the server, that has zero heat issues, and use it in this build. So this is where I am with that >>> http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Qtrmeg/saved/2ZWR
What is going to save this build is I don't need a graphics card, but I really think I want more CPU. On the other hand I so rarely crank things up the I3-4130T will be fine for 90+% of what I do, and I already have it. The MSI motherboard just happens to have the best layout for cables, and they do have a Z87 version but I can't think of a reason to upgrade to that.
I'll pull the trigger on something soon but I doubt whatever I build will impress you guys that much. I'm just looking for a desktop tool not a tire screeching gaming rig. I'll join up so at least you have a Q03 owner here.