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    Re: new build game box ideas

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    the case in the video looks larger than i was hoping for. the smaller ones perhaps, but I guess I'm after the holy grail. I was assuming a water square thing would avoid the worry about air flow so make those biscuit-tin shoebox style cases more viable. I thought I'd seen a case where the graphics card had its 3 fans on the side, and everything else was passive or water square onto a fan at the other side. I'll see if I can find it again. Probably costs £10k knowing my luck.
    The very small cases,cost a lot of money:

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/kolin...ca-035-kk.html
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lazer...ca-02v-lz.html

    The Dan Case AF SFX was £250:

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    Re: new build game box ideas

    ok so it would appear I really am searching for the holy grail. You can have small but rubbish or big and good, or small and eGPU which is, shall we say, hampered. though I kind of like the thought of an NUC and eGPU enclosure.

    i kind of like this case - but I can't seem to find it anywhere in the uk. It's larger than i wanted, but seems to offer excellent ease of access and portability with really good GPU cooling. I could kind of compromise on that I guess, but I'm amazed there doesn't seem to be a flat small box with the GPU simply on the side behind a mesh

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    Re: new build game box ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    interesting - I somehow missed that post. Checking out the specs Budget killers, but worth the extra month or two IMO

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    Re: new build game box ideas

    watch out for expandability though. itx format can be limiting on how many drives you can add in future, or if you need a spare slot for pcie, say if USB4 comes out etc. etc. If you're considering that corsair case, is a mini ATX possibly more flexible?

    How much is your budget?

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    Re: new build game box ideas

    If he's going small and quiet, he's not after gigaantic amounts of storage capacity and expandability, that's the price you pay for going small and compact, plus quiet. It means you're not expecting the coolest or easy to upgrade build. In fact it's always about compromise.

    I've not seen much Mini-ITX gaming builds, but I've not actually searched properly to be fair and if you're going to build a Mini-ITX build, you should know what you're doing, in my opinion. If you end up choosing on a case that is larger as a Micro-ATX, then go with a micro-atx build, as it only makes sense.

    Saying that, if your heart is set out for going Mini-ITX, then go for it! If you were thinking about NUC+eGPU, then the space on your desk consumed really just makes going with one of the cases I linked above, a lot more sense, without the bottlenecks. NUC+eGPU is not there yet.

    Check out the Fractal Design Core 500 - https://www.scan.co.uk/products/frac...-r3-140mm-fan-

    Or https://www.scan.co.uk/products/ther...usb-30-200mm-n

    EDIT: Corrected myself.
    Last edited by Savas; 18-07-2018 at 05:54 PM.

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    Re: new build game box ideas

    No I'm after a couple of big drives - SSD and possibly NVMe / M2 if it is possible. I saw a thing on hexus a few weeks ago for a pcie card that mounts 4 of them which could be awesome if the itx board has a spare header. Which it probably won't. I should look up the specs

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