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Looking for small Micro ATX compatible case

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hiho everybody, haven't posted in ages, but since I'm currently in the middle of upgrading my system, I thought I'd ask for some advice here.


Some background first: Moving into a new, tiny apartment for university and I simply don't have the space for my Be Quiet Dark Base 800 anymore. What I'm trying to do now is to put my pc into the shelf that's standing right beside my desk (IKEA Kallax). Since I'm upgrading my CPU I also have to get a new Motherboard, problem being that I'm somewhat budget constrained and the cheapest mini ITX board I can get is twice as expensive as a half decent micro ATX board.


What I need, but can't seem to find is a case that fits both a micro ATX motherboard and a roughly 170mm long PSU inside a case that's not wider and taller than 33cm. It should also fit a GPU at 300mm length and optionally a CPU cooler at 160mm tall. The price should, if possible, be below 60€. The rest doesn't really matter.


I already thought about using a test bench, but all the ones I could find were 100€+, and I'm not 100% prepared to pay that price for a sheet of metal with some screws in it. 


Thanks in advance

I once had one of these, now I've got this.

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The Fractal Design Focus G mini should work

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


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

The Fractal Design Focus G mini should work

Sadly it's too tall.

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On 8/17/2019 at 11:51 AM, theKumba said:

Sadly it's too tall.

The Core V21 comes pretty damn close


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