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Help with new build....how small can I go on the case?

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  1. DEFEATEST

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    Hello duderinos! I'm going to build a new box for BF4 and I was wondering about the case. I would like to buy it as small as I can so I can get it back up on my desk. The ol' haf 922 is kinda big for my desk, even thought I do like the case. Is there any kind of HTPC box that I could fit a decent vid card into..(670 or 770). A couple of HD's Basically a decent gaming rig in a small package? Also on a side note , any of you have a blue tooth motherboard? Do you like it ? Is it worth it. All I use is my android, but the less cables in my life the better.

    Thanks!
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    Silverstone PS07B is a wonderful case that fits most anything :)
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    A cardboard box also works quite well for areas of small clearance, pretty sure you can get one fairly cheap as well.

    If I look around I can probably find the picture of my system in a cardboard box, but that was more of my GPU was too long for any case I had at the time.
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    You want it to lay flat or stand up.
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    Bitfenix Prodigy + ASRock Z87E-ITX + Haswell processor of some sort. That case will fit full tower coolers and full length GPU's, plus a whole bunch of HDD's with SSD's neatly tucked in the side panel.

    Here's a stuffed to the brim one:

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    Yeah you don't even have to sacrifice anything with newer ITX boards, they are crammed to insane levels.

    Z87 chipset gives plenty of USB3 and SATA6 ports, there are overclocking ITX boards with VRM daughterboards so I wouldn't be surprised to see an ITX running a 4,6GHz Haswell (mostly depends on your chip more than mobo anyway).

    Integrated audio has become very good so you have lots of choice to build a small form factor yet killer rig :toast:

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    Bit-Fenix XD

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1171&products_id=20365
    Definitely go for the Prodigy, and a motherboard like this would be right on.
    Gigabyte: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1019&products_id=23792
    ASRock: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1019&products_id=23793

    I would recommend the ASRock Mobo, because of the 555X technology.

    Also at this point the Nvidia cards are looking expensive. I would go with an AMD 7970, or 7950, both of witch will fit perfectly in the case.
    7970: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=19269
    7950: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=19285
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    Thanks guys! these look awesome!! Its also important that I get my auzentech xfi sound card in there too!
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    I would love to do that so much. I've been looking at that case for a while. There aren't many mini-ITX that fit full cards and full size PSUs. There's also the cooler master elite 120 that'll fit a full size PSU.


    @OP, if you have to have the sound card too, can't really go mini-ITX. Only one PCI slot
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    Then you'll want to be looking for mATX boards/cases. ASrock has a pretty killer z87 mATX board for a decent price... I'm anti Asus, "sorry" guys :laugh:

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