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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by warhammer23, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. warhammer23

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    Hi.
    I'm experimenting with this build.
    Basically i'm trying to find the smallest case that will fit everything that i have.
    I really like the Corsair 350D or the Fractal Mini R2 - but i want even smaller.

    Mobo: Asus Maximus Gene V Z77 - 244 mm x 244 mm - mATX
    PSU: Seasonic X-1250 W - 190 mm long
    CPU cooler: Thermalight 120 Extreme - 160.5 mm tall
    1x HDD, 1 x SSD
    2x MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozer - 260 mm long

    The only case so far that i have found that will fit everything (on the limit) is the Bitfenix Prodigy M
    99 % chances that the first video will hit my psu - maybe it will fit on the limit but big chances i will end up with only 1 video card, from slot 2.
    And i don't want to sell/change anything.
    My only point of reference with a big psu so far is from these pictures attached - his psu is 180 mm and has the same video length 260 mm - what do you think, will it fit my 190 and 260 combo ?

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    Today i've see this being launched - Thermaltake SD1

    http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002291
    With this i need to get a 90 mm cooler for the cpu. Maybe.

    Any other cases in mind ?
    Thank you.

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    Yes nice one but it will not accept my psu - 160 mm vs 190 mm and i don't think the hdd case is removable.
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    Mine can be removed. It also has a hidden cage at the rear left for 2.5" drives.
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    Oh nice , then it's back on the list. Thanks.
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    +1, I own an SG08 and they have some pretty good cooling potential with the Silverstone penetrator fans. Mind you, mine is currently gathering dust.
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    Good to hear then.
    So TJ08 and Aerocool so fan. Nice.
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    Yes, but it is mITX :)
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    Whoops sorry I misread the title.

    It might not be the smallest but it should fit your needs about the 190mm PSU and 260mm GPU
    http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-a04/
    VGA Card length: 370mm
    PSU length: 220mm
    CPU cooler height:140mm
    but then again the Fractal design core 1000 is smaller and cheaper than this.
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    No problem. :)
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    Sell the Seasonic 1250 and get this, 160 mm Enermax 650W
    Even with an i7 at 95% Overclocked plus your 2 GPU's and a USB3 external 1TB and your 2 drives plus keyboard and monitor and 6 120mm fans...540W total.

    This 650w 80+gold is small enough for the Aerocool, cool, and is powerful enough for your combination +
    http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&lv0=1&lv1=58&no=187

    or this Corsair:
    http://www.corsair.com/en/power-sup...lus-platinum-certified-fully-modular-psu.html

    or this CM:
    http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/enthusiast-silent-pro-gold/silent-pro-gold-700w/

    Even SeaSonic...650-750-850 are all 160's
    http://www.seasonicusa.com/NEW_X-series_KM3_650-750-850.htm
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    i was about to write for the Sugo SG09B as i have one and it's a real pretty small µATX case my other µATX build is in a Antec NSK3480 and the SG09B is even smaller and not even longer ... the PSU positioning is near perfect for those, who like me, don't find the front bezel of the SG09B ugly (i totaly love it!)

    pro: tidy and neat plus the combo 120/80/80 or 120/90/90 fans on the gpu zone

    here some pics with my previous rig in it.
    IMG_20140114_112550.jpg IMG_20140114_112559.jpg IMG_20140114_122351.jpg IMG_20140114_123843.jpg

    ofc the design is super special and you need a slot in slim ODD (if you really need one ...) the PSU can be seen in the fron opening but its only due to the flash of my camera.
    IMG_20140110_105042.jpg IMG_20140110_105048.jpg IMG_20140110_105056.jpg
    the AP181 180mm on the top has a speed regulator (2 position Low/High) noisy in high if the room is silent (AKA: not gaming or listening to music) but mostly quiet in low.

    for the PSU as Norton said : it handle the Strider 1000W and my Katana 4 in 92mm feel small
    i also mounted a Scythe Gran Kama Cross in it with no problems so i think a 140mm tower will fit too
    IMG_20140122_114529.jpg IMG_20140122_114536.jpg IMG_20140122_114609.jpg

    for the HDD/SSD pattern 2x3.5" is plenty (i have 2 500GB but with bigger size it is enough) and 4x2.5" i only use 1 120gb SSD in that place and my 3rd 3.5" is in a external enclosure but i could find some SATA3 7200 2.5" or even a Velociraptor and remove the icepak
    still it has enough place to qualify and the slot are on the back of the mobo tray so no hindrance on the GPU length, worth mentioning the HDD zone benefit from the airflow of the top AP181 .
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