I need a quality case that is compact.

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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  1. I know lanli has very good small cases.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129018

    Is this good? I am pretty sure it would fit the Noctua in there. It looks like it only has one fan though...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    That one looks better, and I guess it's only 18".
  3. I have heard many good things about the Antect 300 I am no expert with cases tho
  4. 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.
  5. 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... :)
  6. BitFenix Survivor CORE Mid Tower Case w/o PSU
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/bitfenix-survivor-core-black-mid-tower-case-with-handle-w-o-psu
    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-aluminum-mid-tower-case-w-o-psu
    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

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