Building a cheap Lan Comp

Ok, so I recently built a gaming comp for home, but stupidly bought an enormous and heavy case :pfff: . so now i have to lug it to lanparties :(
sooo in an effort to not have to do that i am building a smaller cheap system. I'm aiming at being able to run games like Counter Strike and Call of Duty 4 at decently high settings. I have some parts already but i need some recommendations as to parts.

I have:
ECS NFORCE 570SLIT (v5.1)
PNY 7900gt


What I'm Looking at:

2gb Kingston ValueRam DDR2 667
Pentium E2140
WD 160gb drive
Samsung dvd multi-burner
need a cheap but nice cpu fan (i intend to o/c)
need a cheap and mid sized case with good cooling
need a cheap powersupply, nothing above 500w


Thank you to anybody who helps me out.
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  1. The 7900gt should be fine at 1024x768 or even 1280x1024 with CoD4.


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    I would try and go e2180 for the x10 multiplier and an AC Freezer Pro:
    $71 - e2180 oem
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E2180
    $21 - FP 7
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-AC7PRO

    (the e2140 is only $10 less, not worth it IMO)
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E2140


    Probably the best PSU for around $50 ($54 google checkout)
    http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-450w-power-supply/q/loc/101/205466485.html

    This might have enough amps for the 7900gt at $35:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005


    This looks like a decent case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133045
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144162
    But it doesn't support regular sized ATX mobos. In fact, most LAN boxes only support smaller form factor mobos.

    *edit*
    Looking around, you're not going to find a small, cheap and lightweight case for an ATX motherboard.
    This is the size of my old Compaq P4 circa 2004:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108025
    Absolutely tiny compared to a standard mid-tower case.

    These cases are on about 12lbs:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121037
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121001&Tpk=mid%2btower%2bcase
    but they lack cooling...and a carry handle...Dremel time, maybe?
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