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Any good mATX gaming case ideas?

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September 26, 2007 2:59:57 PM

I would like to use a full atx desktop power supply, but other than that any thing goes as long as its reasonably affordable. Currently right now im short on ideas as i've never put together an SFF setup or MINI HTCP setup.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BTW here is what im looking for in the build, its a gaming computer for my g/f

600w ultra x-finity powersupply
2-gb of pc26400 ram
7600 gt
x2 6000
Asus mATX mobo
160gb HD
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
September 26, 2007 3:33:46 PM

die_for_me666 said:
I would like to use a full atx desktop power supply, but other than that any thing goes as long as its reasonably affordable. Currently right now im short on ideas as i've never put together an SFF setup or MINI HTCP setup.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BTW here is what im looking for in the build, its a gaming computer for my g/f

600w ultra x-finity powersupply
2-gb of pc26400 ram
7600 gt
x2 6000
Asus mATX mobo
160gb HD
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit


Full ATX PSU fits this case...barely. Poor airflow with this. You will need to tun the rear exhaust fan around and use it as an intake.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I have also built the Microfly. I like this case better, airflow is decent. Also houses a full ATX PSU (normal ATX PSU unit, not an extended dimension version).

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/sea...
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September 26, 2007 4:53:34 PM

u guyz r awesome although i dont think my g/f is worth 287$ =) LOL

thank you very much homiez i really needed this.
September 26, 2007 5:18:58 PM

I like this one.
Silverstone Temjin TJ-08 Black Mid-Tower $108.00
Mid-Tower Case, Supports Micro-ATX Motherboards, Dual 120mm Fans, USB 2.0, Firewire
a c 121 ) Power supply
September 26, 2007 5:41:36 PM

Badge cited the X-QPACK; there is a newer one that is slightly larger, the X-QPACK2. I use that one myself, and it is roomy and runs cool. It has front and rear fans. After hours of Guild Wars, the thermal sensor I've put on the [stock] HSF is still likely to only show about 36c.
It's a little flimsy when apart, but is solid when assembled. I got a bad power switch on mine, but otherwise I like it. I have a Mushkin modular PSU in it that is deeper than a standard one but still fits.
September 26, 2007 6:35:14 PM

That PSU is overkill in a build like this.
a c 121 ) Power supply
September 26, 2007 11:17:28 PM

Well, the Ultra PSU is on Tier-5, but that lightly loaded may be ok; that system may draw 200W when under load.
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