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October 12, 2010 10:24:27 PM

Well currently i have an antec 902 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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October 12, 2010 10:43:06 PM

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.
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October 13, 2010 4:49:14 AM

droylock said:
Well currently i have an antec 902 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Here's a page of micro atx desktop cases, some with handles:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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.
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October 13, 2010 4:54:34 AM

BTW, i think you may want to look at a lan harness, if you don't have one yet.
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October 13, 2010 9:48:43 AM

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 
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