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I'm looking to moving into the dorms but I do not want to rid myself of my desktop. Maybe I could get a Cooler Master Elite 130 case to fit my stuff? I'm pretty new to small case. I think the deciding factor would be my ATX motherboard, hyper 212 cooler, and r9 290. Maybe you guys would have some recommendations? 

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Are you still running the Roswell Armer case listed in your profile,.. Motherboard? 

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If it's full blown ATX, there's probably not a whole lot you can do. If you wanted to really scale down then you could look into microATX or even microITX though your graphics cards would then be limited...

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That's an E-ATX 7-slot case,.. still not knowing what motherboard you have, or if your using all 7 slots,.. it's hard to recommend a smaller or the smallest case you can run with,.. but generally unless you have an E-ATX board you can certainly find a much smaller mid-tower case. 

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That's an E-ATX 7-slot case,.. still not knowing what motherboard you have, or if your using all 7 slots,.. it's hard to recommend a smaller or the smallest case you can run with,.. but generally unless you have an E-ATX board you can certainly find a much smaller mid-tower case.

I was thinking that too but likely the 290 would then be the conflicting component due to length

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That's an E-ATX 7-slot case,.. still not knowing what motherboard you have, or if your using all 7 slots,.. it's hard to recommend a smaller or the smallest case you can run with,.. but generally unless you have an E-ATX board you can certainly find a much smaller mid-tower case.

I was thinking that too but likely the 290 would then be the conflicting component due to length

 

You would be surprised what you can fit a R9 290 in these days. 

 

With a Core i5 2500 I'm guessing you have a standard ATX board, That is going to ultimately limit your choices to a mid tower. Most of the smaller builds will mean you have to change to an MATX board to shrink the case size any further.   

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That's an E-ATX 7-slot case,.. still not knowing what motherboard you have, or if your using all 7 slots,.. it's hard to recommend a smaller or the smallest case you can run with,.. but generally unless you have an E-ATX board you can certainly find a much smaller mid-tower case.

I was thinking that too but likely the 290 would then be the conflicting component due to length

 

You would be surprised what you can fit a R9 290 in these days. 

 

With a Core i5 2500 I'm guessing you have a standard ATX board, That is going to ultimately limit your choices to a mid tower. Most of the smaller builds will mean you have to change to an MATX board to shrink the case size any further.   

 

Okay thank you!

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