Decision on smaller case?

Well currently i have an antec 902 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058&Tpk=antec%20902

I love the case but its loud with all the fans and super heavy to carry to lan parties =(
I looking into getting possibly a smaller case for easy carrying and light weight design.
My current system is:
Amd Phenom x6 1055t
Asus M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard
XFX ATI HD 5850
Western Digital 500gb Hard Drive
Corsair xms3 4gb 1600mhz
BFG 1000w Power Supply
Antec 902 Case

But i wanna find a low costing case that will fit an h50 and my upgraded graphics card setup to 2 hd 5850 cf?

Please Help!
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  1. You basically need an aluminum chassis. I used to have a lian li PC60 and that sucker was pretty light. If you can find an antec Lanboy 2, that was also a very light chassis. old school but light.
  2. droylock said:
    Well currently i have an antec 902 case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058&Tpk=antec%20902

    I love the case but its loud with all the fans and super heavy to carry to lan parties =(
    I looking into getting possibly a smaller case for easy carrying and light weight design.
    My current system is:
    Amd Phenom x6 1055t
    Asus M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard
    XFX ATI HD 5850
    Western Digital 500gb Hard Drive
    Corsair xms3 4gb 1600mhz
    BFG 1000w Power Supply
    Antec 902 Case

    But i wanna find a low costing case that will fit an h50 and my upgraded graphics card setup to 2 hd 5850 cf?

    Please Help!


    Well, I have a recommendation but I don't know about the graphics cards:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094

    Its definitely a budget case but was a pleasure to work with and is very light and with a sturdy carrying handle. Its micro atx.

    Here's a lanbox that is not too pricey:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133044&cm_re=lanbox-_-11-133-044-_-Product

    Here's a page of micro atx desktop cases, some with handles:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006307&IsNodeId=1&name=MicroATX%20Desktop

    I used one of the Apevia boxes for a build, and it was a PITA but everything fit. Think it was micro atx though..

    The problem of course will be the video cards and PSU that they require. I think the lanbox may be able to handle both.
  3. BTW, i think you may want to look at a lan harness, if you don't have one yet.
  4. If u thinking CF on mATX the only one worth it with the bells/whistles on SATA/USB 3.0 would be the MSI 890GXM IMO :P
  5. Yea i was looking into most likely getting an lanbox, so i wouls then have to get a microatx motherboard.

    Motherboard i had in mind.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269
    Has usb3 and sata 6 which is a big plus, and 2 x16 slots for cf.

    Only thing im worried about is fitting my 2 graphics cards and a nice cooler for my processor into the lanbox.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133044
  6. If you are thinking about getting an mATX board and rig, this case is pretty decent, i built one for a friend, nice large area for full size GPUs, good sturdy construction, not too heavy.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146065
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