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I need a quality case that is compact.

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August 5, 2011 7:10:48 AM

I'm looking for a new case to put everything in. Right now I have the HAF942 and it is way too big (21.7" tall without the wheels lol). It's pretty horrendous to look at and I have to move it occasionally. It's not heavy, but it looks stupid when I move it around because it won't even fit under my desk. I want to get about as small as I can without having terrible airflow. I also want to be able to hide the wiring. The parts I have that matter are:

ASUS Rampage III Extreme
i7 930@4.0GHz w/Noctua NH D14 (this thing is huge)
GTX 470 w/VF3000F

I will probably install better fans when I decide what case to get. The only thing I could see being a problem for fitting in a new case, would be the Noctua NH D14. I'm open to whatever, but I was looking at Cooler Master and Antec the most maybe in the 17" range. I'm not going to ever get water cooling. Thanks.

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a b ) Power supply
August 5, 2011 7:22:43 AM

I know lanli has very good small cases.
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a b ) Power supply
August 5, 2011 7:46:41 AM

I have heard many good things about the Antect 300 I am no expert with cases tho
August 5, 2011 7:50:20 AM

It sounds like it has good airflow, and it costs about as much as a game. Looks good to me. And from what I read, it just barely fits the Noctua.
a b ) Power supply
August 5, 2011 8:26:21 AM

The antec 300 is an amazing case that is still chugging along after these many years. Your noctua will be a tight fit but it'll work i think ....

Airflow is exceptional and if you get the Illusion model from Newegg then you get 3x 120mm + 140mm antec tricools with the option for another 120mm on the side.

Dimensions for that is 18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00".

One thing though is that you got to be creative with your wire management if you have a non modular psu. There's a tiny little area where u can put ur wires into but it's still quite a bit away from the actual psu (its near the top front intake).

It's one of the best if not the best case for ~$50-60... :) 
a b ) Power supply
August 5, 2011 8:43:05 AM

BitFenix Survivor CORE Mid Tower Case w/o PSU
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/bitfenix-survivor-core-b...
Manufacturer: BitFenix Drive Bays: 9 x 2.5" Internal
7 x 3.5"
3 x 5.25" External
1 x 5.25" Internal
Edition: Survivor CORE Fan Bays: 1 x 120mm
2 x 200mm
Form Factor: ATX
Micro ATX
Mini ITX
Fans Included: 1 x 140mm
Material: SECC Window:
Front Panel: 1 x eSATA
1 x Headphone
1 x Mic In
4 x USB 2.0
Dimensions: 230 x 502 x 510 (WxHxD mm)
PSU : W Colour: Black



NZXT Panzerbox Black Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-panzerbox-black-alu...
Manufacturer: NZXT Drive Bays: 4 x 3.5" Internal
3 x 5.25" External
Edition: Panzerbox Fan Bays: 1 x 120mm
2 x 190mm
Form Factor: ATX
Baby AT
Micro ATX
Fans Included: 2 x 190mm
Material: Aluminium Window:
Front Panel: 1 x eSATA
1 x Line Out
1 x Mic In
2 x USB
Dimensions: 244 x 455 x 455 mm (WxHxD mm)
PSU : W Colour: Black

August 5, 2011 11:24:31 PM

Inwin BUC.
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