Will this case work for my build?

I'm getting it 3570k and a pro4-m(mATX) motherboard and I am wondering if this case will work. I also got this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341050.


The reason i chose this case is because I like how extremely small it is. This raises the question of how hot my computer will run though because of how small it is. I will not be overclocking until maybe down the line(2 years). I will also be putting a 6850 or 6870 GPU in this case. Will temperature be fine and everything run fine in this case?
case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147122
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  1. It'll work, but as most people who reviewed it said, it's a piece of dreck because the steel is so thin, and the exhaust fan is noisy.
  2. Wlau21 said:
    I'm getting it 3570k and a pro4-m(mATX) motherboard and I am wondering if this case will work. I also got this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341050.

    Your choice of power supply has been deactivated.

    Wlau21 said:
    I'm getting it 3570k and a pro4-m(mATX)
    The reason i chose this case is because I like how extremely small it is. This raises the question of how hot my computer will run though because of how small it is. I will not be overclocking until maybe down the line(2 years). I will also be putting a 6850 or 6870 GPU in this case. Will temperature be fine and everything run fine in this case?
    case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147122

    It will work. But selecting this small case will put you in a very limited upgrade plan. PC Cases unlike CPU & graphics cards never get outdated easily so it may be good to invest in a good one today. After all, are buying yourself good CPU's & GPU's so I believe it is worthwhile for you to invest more on the case as well.
  3. The quality of your other parts (very good) do not seem to match the quality of the case (poor). It might be OK - just.

    Your PSU - OCZ ZT Series 550W is a great choice & well matched to your parts
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341050
    But it's also one part you where you can spend a bit less and then spend a bit more on the case. Like OCZ 550W non-modular or OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W modular.
  4. My 2nd choice for case was the NZXT Vulcan.

    The OCZ ZT 550W was actually a newegg shellshocker deal yesterday and I got it for $40(including mail in rebate). I thought it was a pretty good deal and I read that OCZ will go out of their way to honor their rebates if the rebate company does not.
  5. Wlau21 said:
    The OCZ ZT 550W was actually a newegg shellshocker deal yesterday and I got it for $40(including mail in rebate).
    Great deal there. At that price it was a steal.
    Just pay close attention to the rebate directions and keep copies - just in case.
  6. much better choice
  7. Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX Compact Case video review
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwrubJC3II

    Fractal Design CORE 1000
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Fractal_Design/Core_1000/

    A couple things to keep in mind.
    Both cases have a single 120mm fan. You'll want to monitor system temps during gaming to test if you'll need a 2nd fan or not.

    Check the placement of the USB ports, power switch, etc., to make sure it's compatible with how you plan to have your case situated.
  8. Another Fractal Design CORE 1000 review
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5736/fractal-design-core-1000-how-little-is-too-little/1

    I was looking for CM Elite 341 reviews but did not turn up any.
    It looks like it's a roughly equivalent case with the major exception being front/center switches and USB ports.
  9. it looks like the coolermaster has better airflow potential ..Only comes with a single 120 mm fan in the exhaust location but has locations for a 120mm in the front ( intake ) location as well as two across from the gpu area ...
  10. Don't make a dumb choice this is your rig were talking about here get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912#top save up if you can't afford it don't buy junk
  11. the op is looking for a small case .... the haf may noy qualify :)
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