APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: not really of much importance
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet brwosing, tomshardware forums, more internet browsing, gaming, music player, playing movies, folding@home (for toms), stuff like that
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: kbd, ms, monitor, spkrs, psu (see below)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: mini-itx, SILENT!
OVERCLOCKING: MAYBE but not much i want this to last more than a week SLI OR CROSSFIRE: nope
MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure, but its not much higher than 1024x768 cuz i have a viewsonic vga va720 17" lcd
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: TOTALLY SILENT!, be fast, and look nice...
You might take a look at a computer wattage calculator. I looked at the one on the Antec site, and it listed 406 watts as recommended PSU wattage (of course, you know your build better than I). Even though you already have the PSU, I wonder if that might be an issue.
Depends on which 5770 you buy, but I think the ASUS one is about 9 inches long.
edit: 30cm is about 11 inches
I don't know much about the H50.
With the PSU I don't think the 5770 would fit, unless you did some maneuvering of the HDD enclosure.
Length-wise it should fit, except for the fact that since the PSU is mounted at the bottom, and because the card is located at the bottom of the motherboard, there may be some spacial issues. As well, if there isn't space issues because the card would be above the PSU, then length-wise the card would be intersecting with the HDD rack.
At least, that's what it looks like from the picture mosox provided
So it seems it will definitely fit! (the video card)
Probably the top fan is better than the PSU fan, but I don't know if there is enough room, etc.
I have never built anything smaller than a mid tower
If/when you do build this, please let me know how it goes, as I am interested in trying to build one for myself.
I saw a forum where someone put in the H50 into the PC Q08B case and succeeded, but had to either move the PSU mount screw holes down or get a thinner fan(?).
Don't recall the forum at this point, but I think there might be a link embedded in a previous tom's forum for a new build with the PC Q08B case.
already ordered and built. successful. the h50 fit, but it was tight. the psu almost touches the rad and the cable tube thingies of the h50 jad to be shoved at a wierd angle. but it works wonderfully. my aunt (who i sold it to), is impressed by the quality and speed, even though she really doesnt need much more than a single-core with 1gb but she had some extra $$$ so she had me build this. But yeah it worked great, excpet that i DID have to get a better psu cuz the other one kept shutting down. i got this SHHH DONT TELL HER ITS LOUSY!!! http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...
its actually very quiet.