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Need a smaller case - 700d replacement

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by berwick53, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. berwick53 New Member

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    Hi, I'm in 1st year of uni and I'm looking for a new case so that I can take my PC
    to uni with me as I currently have the Corsair 700d case and its rather large.

    I'm not going to be taking all of my parts with me as at home I run a large RAID setup

    So I'll be taking up with me what's in my specs minus 4 of the HDD's with a new (undecided) GFX card.

    So I'm looking for a case which will fit the my specs. Any recommendations ?
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    Corsair 500r?
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    It's a very nice case but as I'm going to be taking it on a train its a bit on the large side,
    And it doesn't have any where to hold onto.

    Sam
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    I'd look at one of the lian li mini Itx cases.

    something like this.

    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cus...TX-USB-30-Cube-Case--PC-TU200B-pid-14652.html

    then just grab a mini itx motherboard for your I5 and your sorted. You'll just have to do a CPU swap to the main rig when you come back home. personally i would find this tiresome. especially if you have to rewire the PSU every time you come back.

    so the other option is to look to get a totaly new case built. Grab the Mini itx motherboard, a cheaper CPU, a mid range PSU and a Mid range Gfx card. That way if it gets dropped or stolen from uni you will loose less money. Student halls and houses are a major target. Added to that you cannot guarantee the people you share a house with will come home and even close the doors after themselves when drunk... Trust me i've seen it happen!.

    a build like this is pretty cheap compared to loosing a full blow tower.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/miniitxcases/vl52021n2ed.html

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/intelpentiumdualcore/bx80623g630.html

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/miniitxmotherboards/h61m-itx.html

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/...ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/cmz4gx3m2a1600c9b.html

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/...aphicscards/atihd6700series/hd-677x-znlc.html

    That comes in at less than £300... roughly the cost of the 700D and the PSU in it!! lol.
    berwick53 says thanks.
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    Have you thought about shipping the rig with UPS or another shipping company?
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    I'm very interested in the Rv03 from silverstone :D

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