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January 9, 2014 8:07:21 AM

I am in LOVE with the Falcon Northwest Tiki, but its just so expensive. I figure for the exact same specs, I could build a computer for much less. Thing is though, I love that case. I am looking for something small in size similar to it. My main goal is to build a small sized, powerful gaing rig because I do not have a lot of space for a full tower.

Do you guys have suggestions for a small sized PC case?
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January 9, 2014 8:27:21 AM

There aren't many cases like that unfortunately. You could look into a HTPC-type case, but I don't know how well it would work in that orientation.

My recommendation would be the EVGA Hadron case. It comes with a good PSU and you can fit a full-sized GPU in there, it is also a very compact case.

Other options are the CoolerMaster Elite 120, or BitFenix Prodigy. The BitFenix is a large mITX case, but it does support watercooling if that is something you are interested in.
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January 9, 2014 8:42:30 AM

Transmaniacon said:
There aren't many cases like that unfortunately. You could look into a HTPC-type case, but I don't know how well it would work in that orientation.

My recommendation would be the EVGA Hadron case. It comes with a good PSU and you can fit a full-sized GPU in there, it is also a very compact case.

Other options are the CoolerMaster Elite 120, or BitFenix Prodigy. The BitFenix is a large mITX case, but it does support watercooling if that is something you are interested in.


I researched the prodigy because i loved the way it looked. i noticed that Origin used it in their compact PCs. I unfortunately saw numberous poor reviews on the case. mainly that its legs cause the PC to wobble and vibrate. ALso i read a lot o build quality issues such as cracking of the case and stripped screws. I will look into the other cases you mentioned. thanks
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January 9, 2014 8:49:49 AM

If you like the looks of the Prodigy, check out the BitFenix Phenom mITX version. It does not have the legs and in my opinion looks better.

Also there is the Xigmatech Aquila. I actually really like this case and it's on my short list for an upcoming SFF build.

http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=218
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January 9, 2014 9:00:25 AM

Transmaniacon said:
If you like the looks of the Prodigy, check out the BitFenix Phenom mITX version. It does not have the legs and in my opinion looks better.

Also there is the Xigmatech Aquila. I actually really like this case and it's on my short list for an upcoming SFF build.

http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=218


WOW i really like that phenom! omg. that is awesome! I stumbled upon this just now too...

http://www.corsair.com/us/250d?utm_source=Corsair&utm_m...

I have quite a few now to compare and contrast! thank you!
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January 9, 2014 10:33:24 AM

if you want small cubism, there's also the Antec ISK600. I have one for my gaming ITX build.

if you want cool looking, the new ASRock M8 looks.... interesting.
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January 9, 2014 11:07:13 AM

Xigmatech Aquila is the winner. I really like this thing. Thank you much
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