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April 25, 2012 3:34:40 AM

Shopping for a new mini-ITX case. I really like the Silverstone cases, but I'm worried they might be too small.
I plan to put the following inside (have everything but the motherboard and optical drives):
  • Intel Core i5-750
  • ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E
  • Radeon HD6870
  • Sony Optiarc BC-5650H-01
    or
  • ASUS BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
  • Seagate 160Gb HDD

    Cases:

    SILVERSTONE Sugo Series SST-SG08B
    SILVERSTONE Sugo Series SG05BB-450
    LIAN LI PC-Q08A
    LIAN LI PC-Q11A
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    a b V Motherboard
    April 25, 2012 5:24:56 AM

    no sandybridge?
    April 25, 2012 5:57:47 AM

    Ah, well I looked at Sandy Bridge, but a Sandy Bridge chip I would have to pay for, this one was free. I was considering it, but it's an extra $200 I may not have.
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    April 25, 2012 6:04:03 AM

    Considering the first one, but I'm worried that it might be too big. The goal is a gaming system I can carry around with me for LAN parties because I'm sick of lugging this thing

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    a b V Motherboard
    April 25, 2012 6:06:29 AM
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    I seriously say this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's 13 inches! and can fit cards up to 13.5 inches, which happens to be every single graphics card! http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=314
    April 25, 2012 6:13:11 AM

    amuffin said:
    I seriously say this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's 13 inches! and can fit cards up to 13.5 inches, which happens to be every single graphics card! http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=314


    Better than the SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E (first one you linked?) My concern with the second one is color (no white) and the pop out doors for the optical drives (really?).

    I don't know about that, the 6870 is only 8.66" x 4.4" x 1.5" according to Newegg. I'm also still concerned about portability (I'm a small person after all). Expansion is not a concern, just need 1 HDD and space for the graphics card.
    a b V Motherboard
    April 25, 2012 6:15:08 AM

    The second one is actually a bit better. Though I really suggest you go micro-atx for this build :)  I like the second one too, it offers 2 fans for cooling and seems to have better airflow.
    April 25, 2012 6:18:39 AM

    amuffin said:
    The second one is actually a bit better. Though I really suggest you go micro-atx for this build :)  I like the second one too, it offers 2 fans for cooling and seems to have better airflow.


    I thought about it, but all the motherboards Newegg has for the 1156 are crap compared to the mini-itx board; Biostar (no), ECS (no), ASrock (no USB3, no eSATA), Intel (no USB3, no eSATA).

    Edit : The black version is $20 cheaper....
    a b V Motherboard
    April 25, 2012 7:05:23 AM

    Then, use different websites :) 
    April 25, 2012 7:11:36 AM

    amuffin said:
    Then, use different websites :) 


    Tigerdirect.com has the same issue, and I don't really trust anyone else (other than Amazon and CDW-G). Board suggestions would be nice, although they are almost impossible to find now.
    April 25, 2012 3:44:51 PM

    No board suggestions?
    April 26, 2012 4:44:03 AM

    Best answer selected by sk1939.
    a b V Motherboard
    April 26, 2012 5:39:50 AM

    Ok, have fun ;) 
    April 26, 2012 5:58:53 AM

    amuffin said:
    Ok, have fun ;) 


    Indeed, at free + case & BD Drive how far wrong can you go.
    !