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I would like a smaller LIGHTER case...

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Guru, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Guru

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  5. ExoMale

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    wow i did not expect to see atx cases of that size in a tower like form, that linked one is certainly nice

    350*188*380mm this is my case size and m-atx, so these 2 cases are impressive..

    just another thought on the subject, i dont know how your Lan parties etc go and how much demand you need, but have you thought of maybe making a smaller form factor computer to use just for such events?
     
  6. Quartz

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    How much are you willing to spend? Are you willing to get an ITX motherboard? Are you willing to drop overclocking?

    At one point many years ago I too got fed up with lugging a huge PC around so got myself a Shuttle XPC. These days I'd get myself a Dan A4 or Bitfenix Prodigy ITX depending upon budget. I haven't been to a LAN do in nearly a decade, though.


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    The Bitfenix case has the advantage of handles which make it easier to move; the Dan A4 is, of course, incredibly small.

    You might be better off buying a small suitcase and lining it with foam. Then, when you want to go to a LAN meet you put the PC in the suitcase and carry it that way.
     
  7. Guru

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    I built a little trolley for the case so I can drag it about lol

    But I have arthritis and my wrists are sore so I'd like something lighter.

    I'd be up for changing motherboard and dropping overclocking if I could still fit my 1080ti in there :) But I'd have no idea what mobo to get.
     
  8. UnworthyBean

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    I realise this is originally a 2 month old thread but thought I'd add this.

    I wouldn't be comfortable using them as actual handles if you've got anything semi heavy in there as they don't really have any actual strength in them.
     
  9. Quartz

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    I saw them being used as handles at Goodwood. But yes, if you've got a lot of stuff inside then why take the risk?
     
  10. Guru

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    I really like both of those!

    I don’t like the fact that you can see through both sides of the Thetis because you’ll see all the wires. The other problem I have is I use a 240mm rad and I’m not sure it will fit in either with an ATX board.
     
  11. Guru

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    ah maaan looks like my GPU is 30CM and this case only fits 28cm :(
     
  12. mikedigitales

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    Nzxt S340 might be a good cheapish option
     
  13. drakulton

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    Or a corsair spec 03. 2 x 140mm fans in the front, good airflow and room for your card as well. About 50 squids.
     
  14. Guru

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    Honestly.... that's not to my tastes at all... I want something sleek and clean looking tbh

    Thanks for the suggestion tho :)
     
  15. drakulton

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    Yeah, it looks like ****, but it does the job, there's a lot of plastic which makes it only 5kg.
     
  16. Simon Belmont

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    I want to go small as well. I'm thinking about going itx SFF. I don't need a huge case anymore. A smaller footprint would be better for me.

    I'm liking the Raijintek Ophion Evo. Don't know what the noise would be like in that case?
     
  17. ruler545

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    Just get the Thermaltake core v21 without a second thought if your goal is to move your pc here and there - Its great, has a very small footprint and has excellent space for all of your high end hardware needs, airflow is also great if you toss in a 200m good quality fan. STILL if it doesn't ring your bells then explore more or check here - https://appuals.com/best-micro-atx-cases-for-custom-pc-builds/ this is the only comparison I could find that is latest and has the best options for 2019 march.
     
  18. orbitalwalsh

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    282mm card and 140mm PSU

    more expensive but just as small - aluminium and glass as well

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