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Micro ATX Build (Compatible?)

Hi,

Finally after putting up with my old computer for several years can I make an upgrade. As usual, I want to be able to play games in high detail and hopefully be future proof-ish for a couple of years.

Im looking at:
Case: Aerocool Dead Silence Gaming Cube Case USB3 Side Window - Red
PSU: CORSAIR Modular TX850M — 80 PLUS® Bronze Certified 850 Watt
Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VI GENE
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (6M Cache, 3.40 GHz)
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600​C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz
GPU: ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) SLI
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 240GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SH103S3/120G)
HDD: Western Digital 2TB Black 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s
Optical drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK 15x SATA 3D Capable Dual Layer

What I would like to know is are the part compatible? Any suggestions, improvements or glaring errors?

Thanks in advance
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  1. Can you get a Samsung EVO instead of the Kington SSD? I narrowed it down to the two and bought the Samsung one.
    Nice build though. Do you need portability? If not then just get a mid-tower which will cool better.

    EDIT. Can you find any reviews that compares the performance to other cases? I can't. I'd stay away from this case.
  2. It's all very good. Expensive, but good.
  3. envy14tpe said:
    Can you get a Samsung EVO instead of the Kington SSD? I narrowed it down to the two and bought the Samsung one.
    Nice build though. Do you need portability? If not then just get a mid-tower which will cool better.

    EDIT. Can you find any reviews that compares the performance to other cases? I can't. I'd stay away from this case.


    I prefer the kingston, seems to have better user support. Just a preference I guess. I'm thinking more of taking up less space than than portability. I just don't want a huge case as I don't have the room for one. Any suggestions for small cases?
  4. The Corsair 350D is probably the go-to case for high end mATX builds. It's not all that small really, but it's a lot narrower than the Dead Silence.

    Remember that for most people, the height of a case is pretty irrelevant, it's just the footprint, and something like the Dead Silence is much wider than most standard ATX mid (or full) towers.
  5. Actually if you look at the dimensions of a lot of cases you'll realize that mid tower isn't that much bigger than small "portable" ones. Check out Fractal. Fractal makes some solid cases. Two to consider:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcaarcr2blw
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr4bl

    The reason I'm not a fan of really small cases is that they have huge sacrifices. Heat is more an issue and you have to scale down the mobo which can limit things such as the ability to add a second GPU or extra peripherals (fans, HDDs, or PCIe slots) So you might want to look at the dimensions of the ones I listed.
  6. Looking at them, both the The Corsair 350D and Fractal Design Define R4 are the perfect size for what I need (the dead silence was fairly wide). Which would you suggest for better cooling and/or noise reduction?
  7. Best answer
    The 350D is a great pick if you are height limited or really committed to mATX as a format.
    In general, the extra few cm in height doesn't make a difference to most people though, so things like the ARC Midi and Define are relatively compact and enable you more choice in motherboard selection.
  8. Given the choice, and I'm a Corsair owner, I'd get the Fractal R4. It has good acoustics and excellent looks.
  9. Looking at the space I have to work with, the Corsair 350D will work best for me. (Fractal R4 is very nice, but will be a bit tight). Thanks both of you, very helpful.
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