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January 16, 2013 1:16:27 PM

Hay guys! I've been lurking the forums for a while and can't seem to find any questions based on case weight. I carry the damn thing around alot so weight is a big deal. I'd prefer a mid since...weight is a big deal but can't go any smaller because of the mobo. This is the lightest one I've found,


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

(Gigabyte GZ-G1 Plus)


Any other suggestions in cases?


Was wondering if you guys could tell me anything to look out for. Reviews are scarce.


I have a CM Aircooler on my CPU which makes the width requirements a little on the larger size but I dont have exact numbers here. I also have a EVGA 670, so I have some length requirements as well.

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January 16, 2013 2:22:07 PM

It looks like these 5 all rival the Gigabyte in weight. The use of aluminum instead of steal allows the OEMs to give more thickness to the panels. I think that the Gigabyte may be a little flimsy (and therefore there will be fit problems). I'd suggest a Liam Li case.

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January 16, 2013 2:25:06 PM

I was hesitant with the Liam Li's, besides the internets I know no one who has ever had one. Anything specific by them?
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January 16, 2013 2:26:26 PM

So you have a full ATX mobo?
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January 16, 2013 2:31:04 PM

ASUS P6T6-WS Revolution, I have it in an ATX-Mid right now
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January 16, 2013 3:23:06 PM

That's too bad, what you really want is a microATX or even mini ITX system ;) 
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January 16, 2013 3:33:40 PM

FinneousPJ said:
That's too bad, what you really want is a microATX or even mini ITX system ;) 



I'll be able to look into that on my next build when I have a little more money to work with :kaola:  I dont mind spending a little more to future proof to a point. I'm definitely not an alpha consumer.

This seems to be the best Lian Li I can find (with my previous requirements) but it seems most do not have a weight listed (at least with newegg) I'm really trying to get under that 10lb mark so if anyone has any ideas please list.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-112-...

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January 16, 2013 4:21:51 PM

Honestly if you're looking for a full ATX case under 10 lbs it's either flimsy as hell or an exotic like the Lian Li. I'm not sure I'd favour either option TBH - why not just wait to upgrade to let's say the BitFenix Prodigy with your next build (which, I might add, is still more than 10 lbs even though it is an ITX case - but it's not a flimsy one).
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January 16, 2013 4:30:27 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Honestly if you're looking for a full ATX case under 10 lbs it's either flimsy as hell or an exotic like the Lian Li. I'm not sure I'd favour either option TBH - why not just wait to upgrade to let's say the BitFenix Prodigy with your next build (which, I might add, is still more than 10 lbs even though it is an ITX case - but it's not a flimsy one).



At first I was pissed at your response...WAIT!?? WHY WAIT!? But after about 20 minutes of debating, waiting just seems like the right thing to do. Trying to cram this huge board into a tiny case is causing a pain in my ass, as I have to really dig to find a case that does what I want. *Sigh* rebuild time.


Thanks for your help FinneousPJ!
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January 16, 2013 4:30:43 PM

Best answer selected by Pyranthus.
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January 16, 2013 4:35:48 PM

I hope it works out for you. You can post a new thread over at the homebuilt systems forum when you're ready to start planning your new build so it'll do what you require.
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