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Pondering case change - will it fit?

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#1
I've been thinking about staying mATX with my ryzen setup, and moving to a smaller/more bling bling case (RGB motherboards, and all that)

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/39948/fractal-design-define-mini-c-tg-case

Problem: I'm running a fractal celcius S24 with 4x fans in push/pull - and i cant figure out if my GPU will fit, with all four fans and the radiator in there.

If i stay matx, it'll be with this board - thoughts on that are welcome (with single GPU and one planned m.2, i dont see a real need for the higher chipsets unless someone here can convince me otherwise)
https://www.centrecom.com.au/msi-b350m-mortar-arctic-am4-amd-motherboard
 
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That cooler of yours isn't going to fit from what I can tell, as the case is limited to a 280mm radiator.
You'd have to get rid of the bottom shroud and the two drive bays to fit that cooler and even then, you're most likely going to have to shoe horn it in.
 

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crap i posted the wrong AIO model - i have the S24, not the S36
 
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Love that case. Worst case don't go push pull if it's tight
 

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Basically, i have to decide if i go back to full ATX, or stay matx - and i cant really decide. boards are slightly better in ATX, but thats about it.
 
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I think ATX is done. Everyone wants ITX or mATX
 
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I think ATX is done. Everyone wants ITX or mATX
Actually think that M.2 extended ATX's life.
i have to decide if i go back to full ATX
Have you actually seen how small a Define C is? It's a bit taller than a uATX case but it's so short. If the goal is bling, you might want to consider the Meshify C. Hopefully, they'll come out with a uATX version.
 
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Matx, or Itx IMO.

More fun, more challenge, better aesthetics in many cases, saves on space ;)
 

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#9
Due to external influences (meaning: a possible option to get a second M.2 really cheaply) i've been coerced into full ATX.

Current pics:
MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Fractal Design Define C TG Case

Case is very similar to what i have now so everything will fit, with a PSU shroud and the window to show off the inevitable RGB bling.

Then i was thinking about 3x of these RGB fan frames - one for the rear fan (white blades) and two for the top of the case - without fans, just having the frames themselves glowing downwards onto the system
 
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Note that the second M.2 slot on that board is only PCIe 2.0, not 3.0, so if both M.2 drives are PCIe, the second drive will only work at about half speed. AMD missed an opportunity with Ryzen by being stingy and not including an extra four PCIe lanes...