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Need to downsize my PC case - help

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by blowdog, May 14, 2018.

  1. blowdog

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    Joined: May 14, 2018

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    I currently have a Corsair Cube:
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...-cube-case-black-cc-9011030-ww-ca-143-cs.html

    And although at first this was perfect for air flow and space, I'm really sick of the actual size of it and it's killing the zen in my room.

    Can anyone tell me what case I can use that fits the following criteria:
    1. Smallest possible size. Absolutely LOVE the idea of [these], but suspect it won't fit my bits.
    2. Has to fit in a 1080Ti
    3. Has to allow some level of quiet fans and sound insulation (hate noise, the pc runs 24/7)
    4. Needs to fit 3 x SSDs
    5. 2 HDMI cables and 4 million USBs.
    Help me please.
     
  2. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

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    What format is your motherboard? ATX/ITX/ect
     
  3. blowdog

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    Hey.
    It’s a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
     
  4. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

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    So you'll be looking for a ATX format case that will fit a 267mm long card
     
  5. t31os

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    Joined: May 24, 2006

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    Location: Surrey - UK

    ATX is going to limit your options, as is the motherboard being the most determining factor in how many USB ports you'll have, a case can have a gazillion ports, but if the motherboard doesn't have the headers for them(1 header per 2 ports) you'll be unable to hook them all up. If you want to expand your options and don't mind the additional hassle, changing the board for a lower form factor would open your options a great deal and you could recoup some of the cost selling off the old parts(mobo/case) second hand. Regarding USB ports, you might want to check out some USB expansion cards or consider if a simple hub can serve some of your needs.
     
  6. blowdog

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    Thanks for the pointers that’s really helpful.
    I actually don’t mind replacing the mobo I have no budget really so I can replace whatever I need. As long as it take a Ti and 3 xSSDs I’m happy :)
     
  7. t31os

    Mobster

    Joined: May 24, 2006

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: Surrey - UK

    I can't make choices for you, there are lots of boards and case options available for your socket that'll support your GPU if you're open to changing board. Few and far between boards support less than 4 sata devices, so you have a pretty vast array of choices, should largely come down to ensuring CPU and GPU clearance(good brands post specs, should be easy to plan).

    (PSU to, make sure the case can house it).

    Happy to offer some friendly pointers.. :)
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  8. blowdog

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    Appreciate the advice :)
     
  9. BongoHunter

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 951

    Corsair Carbide 400q might fit the bill, quite small for an ATX case, will easily take your GPU and SSDs