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Best Mini ITX case?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Everyone, so I want to build a small form factor pc and I'm having trouble finding a decent one. So far I found the SilverStone ML08-H to be the best one so far. I'm also considering build my own case if it is possible. do you guys have any recommendations? I'm looking for something slim, vertical and something with an option for an optical drive.

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The best? Well, I may have an idea...


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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4 minutes ago, Aliairstinger said:

or at least A mini ITX case.

It's in my signature


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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If you want a narrow case (like the one you mentioned), I would recommend the Node 202 (I guess why).

But if you have $600 as a total budget, maybe cheaper cases like the Sugo SG13B can be a better option. I have a Sugo lying around, but I won't build in it until next week.

I could give a comparison between the Node 202 and the Sugo after that.


CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 (3.6GHz; 1.25v) Cooler:  EVGA CLC 240mm Mobo: Asus Strix B350-i GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 14CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial MX300 525GB (Windows) SSD1: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB (Linux) SSD2: Samsung QVO 1TB (data) PSUCorsair SF450 Case: NZXT H200i Monitor1ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz 24"

Laptop

Microsoft Surface

I usually edit my posts immediately after posting them, as I don't check for typos before pressing the shiny SUBMIT button. 

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Other Builds:

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Cooler: Wraith Stealth Mobo: Biostar X370GTN GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB RAM: Corsair LPX 3000MHz 15CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial BX500 480GB PSU: Corsair SF450 Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13B White

 

Retired Devices and Inventory:

  • Asus NV56 17" (i7-3360QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, DDR3 8GB) laptop
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X220 12" (i5 vPro 2520M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Samsung DDR3 1300MHz 9CL 2x4GB) laptop
  • Fractal Design Node 202 case

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Nocte said:

If you want a narrow case (like the one you mentioned), I would recommend the Node 202 (I guess why).

But if you have $600 as a total budget, maybe cheaper cases like the Sugo SG13B can be a better option. I have a Sugo lying around, but I won't build in it until next week.

I could give a comparison between the Node 202 and the Sugo after that.

that would be nice, thanks.

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I actually just finished building the SG13B (Ryzen 3 1200, RX 580 8GB).

First impressions:

  • Advantages of the Sugo
    • better airflow than the Node 202 due to the 140mm fan at the front of the case, this is only true if you get a SF PSU with an adapter bracket (which I did, and highly recommend)
    • way easier and more comfortable to build in and cable manage than the Node 202
    • I think the GPU runs cooler, but without having made thermal measurements in benchmarks with the Node 202 I cannot give anything better than a guess
    • there's a white option, which is a big bonus in my eyes - but this is subjective
  • Disadvantages of the Sugo
    • Less space for the GPU in terms of length (could still fit the dual fan Sapphire Pulse easily though, don't think the Nitro+ would fit for example)
    • The CPU cooler *could* be choked by the PSU, while in the Node 202 it faces a grid
      • I cannot do thermal comparisons because in one system I have a 1600 with a Wraith Spire, while in the other it's a 1200 with a Wraith Stealth
    • EDIT: The GPU runs hotter than in the Node 202 with a case fan - I wouldn't recommend sticking a GPU with very high TDP in there that cannot dissipate the heat properly.

Overall, I think I would buy the SG13. Especially because it's 20-30% cheaper than a Node 202.

EDIT: I also find the Sugo (white) more aesthetically pleasing.


CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 (3.6GHz; 1.25v) Cooler:  EVGA CLC 240mm Mobo: Asus Strix B350-i GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 14CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial MX300 525GB (Windows) SSD1: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB (Linux) SSD2: Samsung QVO 1TB (data) PSUCorsair SF450 Case: NZXT H200i Monitor1ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz 24"

Laptop

Microsoft Surface

I usually edit my posts immediately after posting them, as I don't check for typos before pressing the shiny SUBMIT button. 

Spoiler

Other Builds:

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 Cooler: Wraith Stealth Mobo: Biostar X370GTN GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB RAM: Corsair LPX 3000MHz 15CL 2x8GB SSD0: Crucial BX500 480GB PSU: Corsair SF450 Case: Silverstone Sugo SG13B White

 

Retired Devices and Inventory:

  • Asus NV56 17" (i7-3360QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, DDR3 8GB) laptop
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X220 12" (i5 vPro 2520M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Samsung DDR3 1300MHz 9CL 2x4GB) laptop
  • Fractal Design Node 202 case

 

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