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Mini ITX case for MSI GTX 1070

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor' started by -Hotplate-, May 17, 2017.

  1. -Hotplate-

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 164

    Hi
    I am looking to build a gaming rig in as small a case as possible that will take my MSI 1070 which is 279mm long.
    I had really set my mind on the SG13 by Silverstone but sadly it will not take my card.
    So without going massive, what options do I have ?
    thanks in advance,
     
  2. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 11, 2005

    Posts: 9,966

    Location: Birmingham

    cut a hole in the front of the sg13?
     
  3. Daaaveee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,464

    Depends what shape ITX case you're after? My wifes Silverstone Raven RVZ02 takes my MSI Gaming X 1070 with the removal of a small plastic corner bracket (2 screws), but obviously is a slim and tall case, rather than short and fat.
     
  4. wywywywy

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2012

    Posts: 213

  5. nade

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 2,028

    I managed to get a Sentry case, that can support up to 305mm length cards. But placement of pcie power connectors seem hit and miss. But it's not generally available yet.
    http://zaber.com.pl/sentry/
     
  6. -Hotplate-

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 164

    In the end I have ordered the Cougar QBX mini ITX case from here. It seems to tick all the boxes I had to tick. It's definitely bigger than I originally wanted. I was aiming at the SG13 size but everything I read said that wouldn't work. Gonna build next weekend
     
  7. Narj

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2010

    Posts: 10,714

    Location: London

    Looking forward to reading how you get on. I want to rebuild my gaming machine into a smaller case that can go in the living room but keep hitting brick walls when I look into it. I'd probably struggle to maintain my overclock.
     
  8. -Hotplate-

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 164

    This case is too small for my GFX and the bequiet AIO. So I am having to rethink despite taking a hacksaw to a new case, its no good.
     
  9. JClarke

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 21, 2016

    Posts: 9

  10. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 1,410

    Location: Hoo, Kent.

    Corsair 250D?
     
  11. LePhuronn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 26, 2010

    Posts: 1,298

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    You might as well just step up to Micro ATX then if you're getting a case that ridiculously oversized.
     
  12. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 1,410

    Location: Hoo, Kent.

    Have you owned one? I have and it's not that badly sized when you consider what you can get inside it.
    There are bigger cases, for example the NZXT Manta and the Caselabs Mercury S3!
     
  13. LePhuronn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 26, 2010

    Posts: 1,298

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    True, but I've been spoilt by a Silverstone Sugo SG05 with a GTX Titan, H60 strapped to an overclocked 2500K and 2 SSDs. Now granted I had to gain an extra inch length by cutting a hole in the case interior (front facia covers it so you can't tell), but for me it's 95% the perfect ITX case. You simply don't need to go any bigger really, so anything else is just ridiculous and wasted for my money.

    I have an In Win 901 too and that's just ridiculously oversized with so much wasted space, but then I could've have modded 480mm of radiator space into otherwise ;)
     
  14. wonkytrout

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2010

    Posts: 100

    Banging on but a Core V1 is perfect.. 285 gnu length and great airflow (I'm not an expert though).
     
  15. GWANGY

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2017

    Posts: 102

    Location: london

    Lian li q34 (in gold or red, pref)
     
  16. Warbie

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 5,569

    I love the look of these! The only thing putting my off is air flow with overclocking.
     


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