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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does anybody make a desktop style computer case anymore (rather than a tower)?

I'm thinking about custom building one for my next build to keep things cool and compact…but would like to consider the easier, and likely cheaper, option of just buying one.

 

Must be mATX at least, full size ATX capability preferred.

Must support optical drive.

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A tower is a computer case...

 

I have an mATX tower sitting right next to me.

 

I think you're looking for ATX Mid Tower?

 

https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#t=3,7&X=0,37367&f=2,7&G=1,12

 

I've entered your requirements and these are the cases that show up, just pick one that you like the look of


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NZgamer said:

A tower is a computer case...

 

I have an mATX tower sitting right next to me.

 

I think you're looking for ATX Mid Tower?

 

https://nz.pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#t=3,7&X=0,37367&f=2,7&G=1,12

 

I've entered your requirements and these are the cases that show up, just pick one that you like the look of

No, I'm looking for a non-tower.  "Desktop" computers are flat, rather than tall like a "tower".

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2 minutes ago, justpoet said:

No, I'm looking for a non-tower.  "Desktop" computers are flat, rather than tall like a "tower".

You confused me. What you're looking for is a Small Form Factor machine. These use Mini ITX motherboards.

Buying The Best Mini ITX Case In 2020

 

A desktop computer is the term referred to as a computer using parts designed for a proper computer.

 

A mini ITX build will be more expensive than a typical ATX or mATX build.


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1 minute ago, justpoet said:

Ah, I didn't know mATX SFF cases existed.

 

Good luck trying to find an ATX SFF Case though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NZgamer said:

You confused me. What you're looking for is a Small Form Factor machine. These use Mini ITX motherboards.

Buying The Best Mini ITX Case In 2020

 

A desktop computer is the term referred to as a computer using parts designed for a proper computer.

 

A mini ITX build will be more expensive than a typical ATX or mATX build.

Nope.  Not small form factor.  Desktop.

This type of style, from back when monitors were normally set on top of the computer.

Not smaller than normal tower cases, but designed to be horizontal rather than vertical.

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Silverstone Grandia GD07? it supports up to ATX.


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alternatively you could get a Lian-Li PC07SW and just lay it flat, but those are very expensive cases..

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Hey there. SilverStone "media center" cases might be what you're looking for?

 

Suggestions (Images and Specifications):

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SilverStone Grandia GD04 ($142.99 on Newegg)

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  • Size (H x W x D): 5.91" x 17.32" x 12.72".
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Mini-ITX, DTX, MoDT Micro ATX.
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, Audio In/Out.
  • Max CPU Cooler Clearance: 70mm (with ODD), 120mm (without ODD).
  • Max GPU Clearance: Unsure?
  • Max PSU Clearance: 180mm (with left fan), 220mm (without left fan).
  • Drive Bays: 1 x 5.25" drive bay (ODD), 2 x 3.5" drive bays, 2 x 2.5" drive bays, 1 x 3.5"/2.5" drive bay.

 

SilverStone Lascala LC19 ($169.99 on Newegg)

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  • Size (H x W x D): 2.7" x 15.4" x 13.7".
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Mini-ITX, DTX, MoDT Micro ATX.
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394, Audio In/Out, Card Reader.
  • Max CPU Cooler Clearance: 37mm.
  • Max GPU Clearance: Unsure?
  • Max PSU Clearance: External AC Adapter.
  • Drive Bays: 1 x 5.25" drive bay (ODD), 1 x 3.5"/2.5" drive bay.
  • Other Features: Fanless PSU included.

 

 SilverStone Steel Milo ML02 ($219.99 on Newegg)

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  • Size (H x W x D): 3.3" x 14.8" x 15.7".
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Mini-ITX, DTX, MoDT Micro ATX.
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394, Audio In/Out, Card Reader.
  • Max CPU Cooler Clearance: 37mm.
  • Max GPU Clearance: Unsure?
  • Max PSU Clearance: External AC Adapter.
  • Drive Bays: 1 x 5.25" drive bay (ODD), 1 x 3.5"/2.5" drive bay.
  • Other Features: LCD and remote control included, fanless PSU included.

 

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