Any good mATX gaming case ideas?

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
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  1. 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=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=aspire+qpack

    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/search.asp?keywords=microfly
  2. I have also built with this HTPC. This houses a full ATX MB (or mATX) and full ATX PSU. Might work for you

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235002
  3. u guyz r awesome although i dont think my g/f is worth 287$ =) LOL

    thank you very much homiez i really needed this.
  4. 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
  5. Or there is the Thermaltake Lanbox Lite. Decent airflow, fits any GPU except the 8800GTX (without the HDD rack it will) and uses standard ATX PSUs. Only cost around $90.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007+50001379+1054826848&name=Mini-ITX+Tower
  6. 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.
  7. That PSU is overkill in a build like this.
  8. 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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