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Budget SFF office computer

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January 24, 2013 9:41:01 AM

I asked before about a budget office computer and got really really great suggestions http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/381540-13-tight-bud... . However I (actually my family) don't like (mini/mid/any) tower cases as I would like the system to be as inconspicuous as possible and to take up minimal space. In truth I think my family also want the case to look good and not too much like an office box. What's the best you can get with a SFF or even HTPC case? As before I don't need to buy a monitor/keyboard or mouse. I can stretch my budget to 250 quid for such a better system.

January 24, 2013 10:03:03 AM

TheBigTroll said:
wouldnt use a HTPC case at this budget. they cost a ton more but dont save too much space.

and id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/ziBD


Thanks, I'll forget the HTPC case. The case you suggested is a mini tower one though. I would like to avoid that. To be more specific, a little box you can put put on the desk would be great. Is http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=2228&pid=91 plausible?
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January 24, 2013 10:05:12 AM

there isnt anything that is smaller and equal in quality. after this case, you have to go bigger. you dont get fancy cases until you hit the 70 pound mark
January 24, 2013 10:10:14 AM

TheBigTroll said:
there isnt anything that is smaller and equal in quality. after this case, you have to go bigger. you dont get fancy cases until you hit the 70 pound mark



Ah ok. 70 quid is ok for a case I think as if you add that to the 200 quid solutions of http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/381540-13-tight-bud... (if that is possible) I am still under budget. However I would like to go smaller as you say.
January 25, 2013 4:38:50 PM

How about 215 x 59 x 207 mm . This case fits a standard mini-Itx board. A slim-mini fits but is not required. Includes 60w PSU brick. Put a 35w Intel G630t, 4 GB ram and a small SSD on a H61 board and see what you think. They have other cases as well.


http://www.logicsupply.eu/cases/compact-cases/t-3410/


January 25, 2013 6:15:46 PM

Might as well just go prebuilt at this point. Dell Inspiron 660 with the Pentium G645 for 299 or there are always sales on Acer SFF computers with similar specs.
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