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#1 NikoDG

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking for a good case to use for LAN parties, something light preferably.

 

Here are some of the criteria I'm looking for it to fill:

1) Sturdy build (preferably an aluminum case)

2) Fairly minimalistic design

3) mATX motherboard compatible (so tiny is fine as long as the following requirements are met)

4) Space for 10" long GPU

5) Space for 165mm tall CPU cooler

6) Room for a single 2.5" SSD and two 3.5" HDD's

7) Window is a plus

 

So far I'm thinking the Corsair 650D may fit the bill, but I'm not sure if I like the negative air pressure design. Do you guys have any thoughts?


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

Bitfenix prodigy but would need a mini it mobo or some serious modding haha

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking for a good case to use for LAN parties, something light preferably.

 

Here are some of the criteria I'm looking for it to fill:

1) Sturdy build (preferably an aluminum case)

2) Fairly minimalistic design

3) mATX motherboard compatible (so tiny is fine as long as the following requirements are met)

4) Space for 10" long GPU

5) Space for 165mm tall CPU cooler

6) Room for a single 2.5" SSD and two 3.5" HDD's

7) Window is a plus

 

So far I'm thinking the Corsair 650D may fit the bill, but I'm not sure if I like the negative air pressure design. Do you guys have any thoughts?

 

 

Lol the 650D is solid metal and weighs a ton. Try the NZXT vulcan. It is nice and small and it has a handle  :woot:



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

Cosmos II is perfect for LAN parties :evilgrin:



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

i have both these

 

SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case for my lan rig

 

Fractal Design Define Mini Black Micro ATX Silent PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 support and 2 x 120mm Fractal Design Silent Fans     for my work computer case


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Not a midtower but one you might want to check out is the Cooler Maser HAF XB. Reviews rate it fairly high.


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MOBO: Gigabyte 970A-D3
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HDD: WD Cavair Black 500gig
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Corsiar C70?



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

Bitfenix prodigy but would need a mini it mobo or some serious modding haha

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Even without modding Prodigy is perfect choice for LAN-parties..


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

Prodigy is huge for an ITX case..

 



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Niko - if you're really looking for a portable mid-tower, please take a look at the Corsair C70.  I just got one on sale for a little over one bill.  I haven't started the build yet, but I can tell I'm going to like this case a lot.  It is fairly light considering the mostly metal construction, it has plenty of length for just about any video card, cooling options are numerous, and build quality looks very good.  I got the white one, but they are also offered in black and military green.  Looking at your want/need list I think this case will satisfy about every requirement.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

Prodigy is huge for an ITX case..

 

Then again, a big ITX chassis is better than a mid-tower chassis in terms of portability, isn't it?

And prodigy offers many features than other ITX chassis can't.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

I built a system using a Lian Li - V354 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112300) you would need to take out the bottom hd cage (like I did) which leaves you room for 3 hd's and a optical...I watercooled the cpu on mine with a swiftech 120 in push/pull config up front (inside) and still had room for a pair of GTX580's.. I pulled one out and only have one in there at the moment.. just too tight of a space for heaters like that on a micro-atx board...

 

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