Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
BrinkGG

Transplanting my parts to a smaller case - Suggestions?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

So my rig currently resides in a Corsair 760T case. I'll be moving into a small apartment soon and would like to shrink the footprint that my case takes up.

I'd like to keep everything except for my motherboard and case, as I'll need to downsize to a mATX or mITX motherboard to fit the smaller case. 

 

Budget is around $250 for the Case and motherboard, with most likely around $120-150 of that going to the motherboard, but I can be flexible here. 

 

What are your suggestions? I don't need a side window as this would most likely sit behind a monitor or out of view, but the case you recommend only has a windowed version I will consider it. I prefer it to be cool and quiet over looking pretty. 
 

Current hardware that would transfer over:

CPU: i7-8700k

Cooler: Cryorig H5 Ultimate

Memory: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB

Storage: 2x 2.5" SSDs, 1x 3.5" HDD

GPU: MSI Armor GTX 1080

PSU: EVGA Supernova G3 650 w

Misc: PCIe 1x card - USB 3.0 (Oculus rift) 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RDPkZR

 

TL;DR, I need a smaller case and motherboard. Tell me what you think is good. 


Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

i7-8700k @5.0Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX - Armor GTX 1080 - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Macbook Pro 2015 (Musicians live and die by these, unfortunately I need one. :/
i7-4980HQ (Liquid Metal mod) - 16GB DDR3 - Radeon M370X (Liquid Metal mod) 

El-Sleepo (ProxMox server)

2x Xeon E5-2667  - 48GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware for JBOD) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 2x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Corsair CX series Power Supplies are fine

Toys: Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, BrinkGG said:

-snip-

The 760t is pretty big, I used to have one a while ago even a Mid tower case would be quite a bit smaller. Are you set on a Micro ATX or ITX case or would keeping your current motherboard and switching from the full tower to a mid be ok?


Main Desktop: Cpu - I7-8700k @5ghz | Mobo - Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E | Gpu - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC Ram - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | Aio - H100i Pro RGB | Psu - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 1x 1TB 1x 512GB / 1x Seagate Ironwolf Pro 4TB HDD |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10+ - Ceramic White 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, BrinkGG said:

Misc: PCIe 1x card - USB 3.0 (Oculus rift) 

I'm assuming you're flexible getting rid of this? If not you're stuck with mATX cases since mITX boards only have 1 PCI-E slot

 

I'm also assuming you didnt want to keep the DVD drive as the OP didnt include it, and I'm assuming you want to keep your overclockability on the 8700k

 

mATX:

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $329.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $39.99
Motherboard MSI - Z370M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $105.99
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $95.00
Storage Western Digital - Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $69.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB Video Card Purchased For $350.00
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $83.13 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $49.99
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Dell - U3011 30.0" 2560x1600 60 Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor Purchased For $125.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $1374.07
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-17 15:05 EDT-0400  

 

mITX:

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $329.99
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $39.99
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $105.99
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $95.00
Storage Western Digital - Red 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $69.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB Video Card Purchased For $350.00
Case Fractal Design - Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $49.99
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Dell - U3011 30.0" 2560x1600 60 Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor Purchased For $125.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $1385.93
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-17 15:08 EDT-0400  

 


"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018 --- RGB Build Post 2019 --- Project ITNOS --- P600S VS Define R6/S2

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage 1x Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

The 760t is pretty big, I used to have one a while ago even a Mid tower case would be quite a bit smaller. Are you set on a Micro ATX or ITX case or would keeping your current motherboard and switching from the full tower to a mid be ok?

At this point I'd like to go with as small as is reasonable while still keeping the H5 Ultimate. 

If you have a mid tower that is still sizably smaller then the 760t I'd definitely consider it though. 


Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

i7-8700k @5.0Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX - Armor GTX 1080 - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Macbook Pro 2015 (Musicians live and die by these, unfortunately I need one. :/
i7-4980HQ (Liquid Metal mod) - 16GB DDR3 - Radeon M370X (Liquid Metal mod) 

El-Sleepo (ProxMox server)

2x Xeon E5-2667  - 48GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware for JBOD) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 2x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Corsair CX series Power Supplies are fine

Toys: Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Did someone say small case?


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)

 

EVGA G3 thread, BR/BT threadSeasonic Focus thread, S12II/M12II thread, Userbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I'm also assuming you didnt want to keep the DVD drive as the OP didnt include it, and I'm assuming you want to keep your overclockability on the 8700k

-snip-

I've got an external DVD/BD drive nowadays so it just sits collecting dust. I'd be fine parting ways with it. 

 

I like the look of the Meshify C mini, definitely a consideration. 

I want to look into the cooling of the Core 500 before considering it looks to me like the front panel would be fairly air restrictive. 

 

6 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I'm assuming you're flexible getting rid of this? If not you're stuck with mATX cases since mITX boards only have 1 PCI-E slot

I'm hoping Oculus fixes this or I can find a better solution, but as of right now the Oculus rift sensors are over USB 3.0 and use an insane amount of bandwidth. (Something upwards of 2.2Gb/s at times) 

They're known to max out a USB bus controller with 3 sensors plugged in, so I added a USB card exclusively for 2 of the sensors. 

If Oculus can fix this before I move (2-4 months depending on job applications), then yes I can ditch the card as they should only use 550Mb/s max per sensor. 


Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

i7-8700k @5.0Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX - Armor GTX 1080 - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Macbook Pro 2015 (Musicians live and die by these, unfortunately I need one. :/
i7-4980HQ (Liquid Metal mod) - 16GB DDR3 - Radeon M370X (Liquid Metal mod) 

El-Sleepo (ProxMox server)

2x Xeon E5-2667  - 48GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware for JBOD) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 2x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Corsair CX series Power Supplies are fine

Toys: Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Did someone say small case?

*with 3.5" drives


"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018 --- RGB Build Post 2019 --- Project ITNOS --- P600S VS Define R6/S2

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage 1x Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TVwazhere said:

*with 3.5" drives

Actually I thought about that, stick the one 3.5" drive being used in the top caddy and double sided tape the two 2.5" drives to the floor mount (or just let one hang loose, there's room)


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)

 

EVGA G3 thread, BR/BT threadSeasonic Focus thread, S12II/M12II thread, Userbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Did someone say small case?

If I go ITX the Sugo 13B is already on my list of ITX cases to consider. :P 


Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

i7-8700k @5.0Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX - Armor GTX 1080 - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Macbook Pro 2015 (Musicians live and die by these, unfortunately I need one. :/
i7-4980HQ (Liquid Metal mod) - 16GB DDR3 - Radeon M370X (Liquid Metal mod) 

El-Sleepo (ProxMox server)

2x Xeon E5-2667  - 48GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware for JBOD) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 2x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Corsair CX series Power Supplies are fine

Toys: Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, BrinkGG said:

I like the look of the Meshify C mini, definitely a consideration. 

I want to look into the cooling of the Core 500 before considering it looks to me like the front panel would be fairly air restrictive. 

The Meshify C mini is great, I used the Define C Mini (which is the same frame but different front panel) in Purple build in my signature, and it was breeze to work in. Cable management is perfect!

Spoiler

20180325_213718.thumb.jpg.c730c759d87dc82dfa540afecd3389bf.jpg20180325_214609.thumb.jpg.82f683b5ddf2ca7cfe58d8b340189719.jpg

The core 500 definitely doenst have stellar airflow but it's okay with it's side ventilation airflow (though I might suggest adding a front intake fan if possible)

3 minutes ago, BrinkGG said:

I'm hoping Oculus fixes this or I can find a better solution, but as of right now the Oculus rift sensors are over USB 3.0 and use an insane amount of bandwidth. (Something upwards of 2.2Gb/s at times) 

They're known to max out a USB bus controller with 3 sensors plugged in, so I added a USB card exclusively for 2 of the sensors. 

If Oculus can fix this before I move (2-4 months depending on job applications), then yes I can ditch the card as they should only use 550Mb/s max per sensor. 

Wouldnt you be able to use front panel USB 3.0's? Or would they still not be able to handle the bandwidth? (Truth be told I've never heard of this problem but I'm not big into VR)


"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018 --- RGB Build Post 2019 --- Project ITNOS --- P600S VS Define R6/S2

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage 1x Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
20 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Wouldnt you be able to use front panel USB 3.0's? Or would they still not be able to handle the bandwidth? (Truth be told I've never heard of this problem but I'm not big into VR)

If the motherboard has a seperate USB 3.0 controller for the front panel and back USB ports then yes. When I last checked though, most motherboards used the same controller for all USB 3.0 ports.


Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

i7-8700k @5.0Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX - Armor GTX 1080 - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Macbook Pro 2015 (Musicians live and die by these, unfortunately I need one. :/
i7-4980HQ (Liquid Metal mod) - 16GB DDR3 - Radeon M370X (Liquid Metal mod) 

El-Sleepo (ProxMox server)

2x Xeon E5-2667  - 48GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware for JBOD) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 2x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Corsair CX series Power Supplies are fine

Toys: Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, andyme said:

what about the phanteks evolv matx

I thought about it, but the Evolv has such abysmal cooling performance in comparison to something like the Meshify C mini, so it falls very much short of what I would like. 


Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

i7-8700k @5.0Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX - Armor GTX 1080 - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Macbook Pro 2015 (Musicians live and die by these, unfortunately I need one. :/
i7-4980HQ (Liquid Metal mod) - 16GB DDR3 - Radeon M370X (Liquid Metal mod) 

El-Sleepo (ProxMox server)

2x Xeon E5-2667  - 48GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware for JBOD) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 2x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Corsair CX series Power Supplies are fine

Toys: Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, BrinkGG said:

If I go ITX the Sugo 13B is already on my list of ITX cases to consider. :P 

Sugooooi..!!!


My system specs:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K, 5GHz Delidded LM || CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S w/ NF-A15 & NF-A14 Chromax fans in push-pull cofiguration || Motherboard: MSI Z370i Gaming Pro Carbon AC || RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x8Gb 2666 || GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6Gb FTW2+ DT || Storage: Samsung 860 Evo M.2 SATA SSD 250Gb, 2x 2.5" HDDs 1Tb & 500Gb || ODD: 9mm Slim DVD RW || PSU: Corsair SF600 80+ Platinum || Case: Cougar QBX + 1x Noctua NF-R8 front intake + 2x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC top exhaust + Cougar stock 92mm DC fan rear exhaust || Monitor: ASUS VG248QE || Keyboard: Ducky One 2 Mini Cherry MX Red || Mouse: Logitech G703 || Audio: Corsair HS70 Wireless || Other: XBox One S Controler

My build logs:

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×