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Case reccomendations for SMALL FORM FACTOR (ATX mobo)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know. I know... ATX small form factor lol... It's weird request but I'm inheriting someones old PC parts and I want to stick it all in a small 'light render workstation' case that can either be mounted under my desk or sit on top of it behind a monitor. 

 

Here is what will be in it...
A8-3870K
ASUS F1A75-V Pro
DDR3 2x8GB 1600

RAIDMAX RX -850AE 850 WATT (willing to replace this with smaller form/wattage... because I'm pretty sure I can get away with a 400w power supply, maybe 450w.)
Random SSD (frickin 3m'd to the side, idc)
I'm pretty sure I need a network pci card to get the transfer speeds I want between the LAN. I don't know for sure yet, haven't done any research.

 

Some that were reccomended to me were the Cooler Master HAF XB EVO... But even that looks pretty big and I dont need HDD or Optical slots... I see linus using like server containers a lot, not sure how or where to start there but any suggestions welcome.

 

Honestly the Cooler Master HAF XB EVO would be amazing if you just cut off the bottom half where all the useless stuff goes... I guess the Power supply goes down there... sigh.

 

Thanks LTT boards!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Konrad_K said:

The only compact full ATX chassis that comes to my mind is the Riotoro CR1080 - but it's not a really that great of a case.

https://www.riotoro.com/products/cr1088-atx-mini-tower-case

See whats weird about my situation is I'm not putting a gfx card in it at all so it's kinda overkill. Largest overhead will be heatsink and I'm sure I can find a decent one that would fit a ?thinner? case.

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26 minutes ago, J1N said:

See whats weird about my situation is I'm not putting a gfx card in it at all so it's kinda overkill. Largest overhead will be heatsink and I'm sure I can find a decent one that would fit a ?thinner? case.

I honestly doubt you will find anything thinner, atx is a certain size, you need to fit a power supply in there too. It's either normal size and tall(er) or shorter and thicker (like the riotoro). There's no way around physical limitations. 

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I'd look at HTPC cases they seem to fit the style you're looking for. Silverstone do some, the GD07, GD08, GD01 and GD10. they might be an option.


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