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Looking for a small ATX case

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May 9, 2012 10:52:25 PM

I am looking for a case the size of a mini or micro, but still able to be a home for a full size mobo.
my needs are 1 internal 5.25" bay (intended for 2x slot load dvd drives), and two 3.5" sata hdd's. additional internal bays are no big deal, but not more than 1 5.25 bay...
budget is not a major concern although the costs of a custom built case is out of the question.
I haven't found anything online that suits, anything for a full atx invariably has drive bays that would remain unused, and anything micro or mini doesn't support the graphics card or 32-64gb ram...

here are the components that need to fit
ASUS P9X79 WS Socket 2011 X79 CEB Intel Motherboard
OCZ Technology RevoDrive 3 X2 Series 240GB PCIe
Diamond 7970PE53G AMD Radeon HD 7970 3072MB GDDR5

the intended use of the computer is primarily media and will be connected to a home theater system and in a cabinet (hence the size requirement) so i will consider either vertical or horizontal. Horizontal preferred, but not a deal breaker.

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May 10, 2012 10:04:16 AM

mozga628 said:
nice find chumly, smaller than anything i've been able to find so far.
trying to determine if that plate over the 5.25" bay can come out with out a saw, and sandpaper to use this:
http://www.digistor.com/Combo-Kit-for-Dual-Slimline-Blu...


You can see the screws attaching to the back of it on the pics on Newegg, it should be easy to take off. AND it's a Lian Li. Ask anyone here, they make quality cases.


Also, this case is smaller and cheaper and is designed to lay flat:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite 361
$49.99
5.9" x 14.4" x 18.2" (W x H x D)
VGA card length: (w/HDD) : 227 mm / 8.9 inch
VGA card length: (w/o HDD): 312 mm / 12.3 inch
CPU cooler height: 122 mm / 4.8 inch

VS

Lian Li PC-V700
$219.99
8.27" x 15.75" x 19.53" (W x H x D)
VGA Card length: 440mm
PSU length: 180mm
CPU cooler height: 160mm


Your video card would BARELY fit in the Elite 361, 0.5" according to the spec sheet, I personally wouldn't try to cram that and a Revo into the smaller case unless I couldn't afford the nicer one.

Those are your only two options I can find on Newegg. Good luck.
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