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    Hello All,

    I am looking at possibly streamlining my case, its quite big and bulky and what not. Do any of you have a easy transportable type of case, that doesn't loose its ability to stay cool and such ? Current case I have is a

    http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mid-tower/haf-xm/

    Within the case I have

    MotherBoard: here
    CPU: here
    RAM: (2x) here
    VIDEO: here
    PSU: here
    SSD: here
    HDD: (3x) here

    Will be fixing up the drives with the new Samsung SSD's a 500 and a 128, most likely taking the 3tb HDD's and making a NAS unit for music and big files excetera. So with all that in mind I wanted to shrink this thing down to something versatile yet lighter and smaller easier to move around and what not. Any thoughts ?

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    Call in a favor. Call in every favor you can. It might add up to a chance Wingdude100's Avatar
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    Actually, when it comes to the size of the case an air cooling *being serious here* a smaller case has BETTER airflow than a larger case, so any case that is small will keep everything much cooler than in a larger case. So if you were to make a Mini-ITX system, it would have the best air flow out of all MOBO form factors.
    Last edited by Wingdude100; 01-31-2015 at 05:21 AM.

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    would this be able to have multiple video cards in such a form factor? and also :

    - Get a second GTX 760
    - Replace GTX 760 with a 980

    Would i notice any difference in any of these changes and which one would be better?

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermaltake-...ds=thermaltake this is a awesome design and can have sli or cross fire in a neat little package

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    bitfenix shinobi is my personal recommendation. Easy to work in and has a nice design.

    Also I'm pretty sure you can get wheels for the HAF series. I have some on my HAF X.


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    Default Stream - Lining Case

    The most streamlined case that can fit a full size atx board is the cooler master 361. Just be carefull because most tower style cpu heatsinks will not fit unless you cut a hole in the side and make it look like a muscle car with the super charger sticking out the hood. There is also a fractal designs case of similar size but costs like 5 times the price.

    http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16811119262&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile-_-pla-_-Computer+Cases-_-N82E16811119262&gclid=CJ3p56vNzsMCFQ4dgQod8ZEAPA&g clsrc=aw.ds

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    found the first case but the second case doesn't seem to be an actual link

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    Fractal designs node 605 http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-605

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    So what do you all think about the SLI question?

    Also as you state the airflow would be better in these systems, but with less fans? A IT pro at my uni once told me that you could setup fans to essentially keep out particles from your PC. Does anyone have a tutorial video for this?

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    Can someone tell me what the main difference between the MiniATX and Micro ITX form factors are?

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    went a head and dived in lets see what i make of it :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($337.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97I GAMING ACK Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($188.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($97.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
    Monitor: Acer S231HLBbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
    Monitor: Acer S231HLBbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
    Keyboard: Logitech K310 Wired Standard Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
    Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
    Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $963.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-13 12:02 EDT-0400

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    last piece arrives today :)

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    sigh the power supply wouldn't allow the video card to seed or visa versa :P so now my full tower has a upgraded PSU and i'm in search of a powersupply. Going to grab some measurements and see what I can come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Darkn3ss F4lls View Post
    sigh the power supply wouldn't allow the video card to seed or visa versa :P so now my full tower has a upgraded PSU and i'm in search of a power supply. Going to grab some measurements and see what I can come up with.
    Does anyone have a power supply that could fit in the following space ?

    It looks like something that was roughly

    5 - 5.5 " x standard width looks like 6.2"

    would work, essentially the the 5.5 and beyond in picture one can't contain anything and the cords need to be on the fan end from picture 2.

    any ideas?
    someone recommended this one

    http://www.evga.com/Products/Product...100-W1-0500-KR

    if the specs are right as far as size it might just fit in there, the problem I could see is that the cords are on the opposite side of where they should be ideally, and most likely the card would still have problems seeding with those cables there.




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    Looks like if my measurements were right above then measuring the new one, [placed in my full ATX case] last piece of equipment from 2009 replaced, that one was approximately equal to 6" + 1" for the cable attachments.

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    found one i think will work made by coolmaster, put it on order should be here in a day or so. So i'll get back on the track of documenting my build :) Will have a slide show or what ever of pictures maybe i'll put it in that thread about peoples cases :)


 

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