I need to find a case, mobo and cooling solution that fits my needs:
-small enough to fit in one of these cases (3.8"(H) x 12.75(W) x 16.8"(D)) (9.4cm(H) x 31.9(W) x 43.9(D))
-preferably built in video and sound card on mobo, though i could buy a video card if necessary
-total power that will work with the case (i will also have a DVD/CDRW eventually)
-will accept my current 2 IDE 3.5" hard drives
I am not a gamer so I don't need a super high end video card, but it has to be at least as good as my geforce 2 mx
I am worried about cooling - is it difficult to have a CPU like this in a small case? I have built other systems before but nothing with this size constraint. I would like the system to be fairly quiet if possible.
I would like to spend around:
<$150 for mobo (if possible)
<$100 for case
<$100 for cooling
roughly, so $350 total or less.
Any help/advice on cases, mobos, cooling is appreciated.
I have done some more research and it appears that the Minuet II case may not have enough power to run a dual core. So, are there other cases out there as small as the Minuet II that have a more powerful power supply?