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    Small Case for big components.

    I'm thinking of a getting a case that is is small but capable of fitting in large comoponents.
    A full sized PSU and maybe later a graphics card the size of around the 8800GT size.
    I'll use is a uATX sized mobo.

    I see the 3XS Isotope Cases. There is no way i want to spend that kind of money on a case.

    I have seen that people here have used Aplus Case.
    Can this fit in the components I need?

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    have a look at Silverstone TJ08

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    Take a look at this;

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8438

    it is nice. Pretty expensive and you can only fit a fairly low profile cpu cooler and maybe need a spot fan for the hdd drives.

    Apart from that, it is nice. Planning to get one if i ever get around to making a small pc =)

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    My SG03 fits a HD4870
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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    Silverstone TJ08 is a very nice case.

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    Agreed with BUFF and longshanks, the TJ08 is a fantastic little case. Great for silent and cool running in a very small space

    The SG03 is very nice looking and certainly a tidy little case but it suffers the same annoying fate as the SG01/2, that stupid placement of the PSU right on top of the CPU area. I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time and is the NT-06 lite cooler was actually any good it would be a perfect little arrangement... but it isn't.. it's rubbish.

    My TJ08 manages to fit a full size Scythe Ninja with the fan quite happily, although in retrospect the thermalright ultima 90 would have been a better choice lol It can fit pretty much any length gfx card you like in and it has a 120mm fan pointing straight at it which is great for cooling. The 120mm fans being so close together also means you can use extremely low rpm fans and still generate a nice draft in there

    The P180 mini as Mithrandir suggested is an awesome case and is a steal at that price. It isn't very small by any stretch of the imagination but if you want the best cooling, noise and quality in an mATX case I think that has to be the one
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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    i'd recommend lian li v300/v350, very nice case and you can go full internal watercooling later if u wish

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    i oste 30 quid on from ebuyer with slide in mboard tray full size psu n v large gfxcrd 32 pounds very good...check the measurements with a ruler first it's a great style case

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    Similar design to the TJ08 but steel so about half the price Coolermaster Elite 340

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    At under £25, this Jeantech Titan is probably the best M-atx case for the price. It has front and rear 12cm fans, but it has to be said it's a bit bland looking though.


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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    At under £25, this Jeantech Titan is probably the best M-atx case for the price. It has front and rear 12cm fans, but it has to be said it's a bit bland looking though.
    The Coolermaster I linked to also has 120mm front and rear fan. It was on Today Only a few days a go under £22 IIRC.

    Can also be purchased from ebuyer for around £25 IIRC.

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    Re: Small Case for big components.

    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    The Coolermaster I linked to also has 120mm front and rear fan. It was on Today Only a few days a go under £22 IIRC.

    Can also be purchased from ebuyer for around £25 IIRC.
    A fantastic price at £22/£25 and looks miles better than the Jeantech
    Would need to budget for a couple of fans though.
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