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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, 

 

I currently have a define R6 case with a 9700k &  Asus Strix RTX 2080. I want to go a smaller case. Any recommendations?

 

 

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What motherboard do you have?


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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Just now, InvisibleAlex said:

Hi, 

 

I currently have a define R6 case with a 9700k &  Asus Strix RTX 2080. I want to go a smaller case. Any recommendations?

Well, that being an ATX case you probably have an ATX motherboard. This means that you need to buy a new motherboard in order to change form factors. You already have a pretty good rig, there isn't really any reason to change out your board unless there really is a crippling space issue. Perhaps in a few years time you could consider swapping platforms to AMD, depending on how they are doing with AM5.


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12 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Well, that being an ATX case you probably have an ATX motherboard. This means that you need to buy a new motherboard in order to change form factors. You already have a pretty good rig, there isn't really any reason to change out your board unless there really is a crippling space issue. Perhaps in a few years time you could consider swapping platforms to AMD, depending on how they are doing with AM5.

They don't need to get another motherboard unless they need an Matx or itx case. There are a few smaller atx cases available. The Fractal Define C is smaller than the R6, consider that OP.


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1 minute ago, vong said:

They don't need to get another motherboard unless they need an Matx or itx case. There are a few smaller atx cases available. The Fractal Define C is smaller than the R6, consider that OP.

Sure, you can reduce the size by a few cm, but that's not really what OP was asking for if I understood correctly.


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Meshify C is smaller assuming you have a ATX Motherboard.


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2 hours ago, BlueScope819 said:

Sure, you can reduce the size by a few cm, but that's not really what OP was asking for if I understood correctly.

The define c is way more than a few cm shorter than the R6, but there are smaller atx cases available. Well they only said smaller case so I assume they are using an atx motherboard since it would be silly to use anything smaller in a large case.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, BlueScope819 said:

Well, that being an ATX case you probably have an ATX motherboard. This means that you need to buy a new motherboard in order to change form factors. You already have a pretty good rig, there isn't really any reason to change out your board unless there really is a crippling space issue. Perhaps in a few years time you could consider swapping platforms to AMD, depending on how they are doing with AM5.

My bad. I failed to mention that my motherboard caught on fire last week. I have been planing to go with a small case since I travel a lot with my PC. Since the motherboard is dead, I figured it would be a good time to make the switch!

 

14 hours ago, BlueScope819 said:

Well, that being an ATX case you probably have an ATX motherboard. This means that you need to buy a new motherboard in order to change form factors. You already have a pretty good rig, there isn't really any reason to change out your board unless there really is a crippling space issue. Perhaps in a few years time you could consider swapping platforms to AMD, depending on how they are doing with AM5.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, zeusthemoose said:

What motherboard do you have?

I have a Rog strix Z390-F, but it caught on fire last week. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, InvisibleAlex said:

Hi, 

 

I currently have a define R6 case with a 9700k &  Asus Strix RTX 2080. I want to go a smaller case. Any recommendations?

 

 

Update: I’m leaning towards the Define R7 Compact. I understand it has thermal limitations, but I value the build quality and the look. Any recommendations  on new 240mm AIOs would be great. 

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