It is currently Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:42 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:20 am
Posts: 1
Hi.
I'm looking small silent pc case.
Format ATX for MSI Z97 Gaming 5
Max height ~38cm

My favorite silent pc case
Obsidian 550D and Cooler Master Silencio 450
But they are too high.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:49 pm
Posts: 1609
Location: UK
Why do you need full ATX? Smaller ATX cases generally end up compromised cooling wise because of the trouble of fitting other components around the large motherboard. Go for uATX or MiniITX if you need something small.

_________________
Raijintek Metis: i5-6400, Scythe Ninja 4, Asus Z170i Pro Gaming, 8Gb RAM, GTX 950, Crucial 250Gb M.2, Seasonic X-400


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:12 am
Posts: 5275
Location: ITALY
Arek wrote:
Max height ~38cm

The only models I'm aware of are some Lian Li (A05FN, A55, A41), with often horrible or very questionable thermals, so not that recommedable.
There are still some desktop (horizontal) enclosures in the market, like the Cooler Master HAF XB-series, although they are not insulated (as well as the Lian-Li ones), but they could be a workable option.

_________________
Regards,
Luca

Support SPCR, use these links when you buy: NCIX, Amazon and Newegg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:03 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:36 am
Posts: 7135
Location: Monterey Bay, CA
Are other restrictions - like you plan to cram the case into a cabinet without venting?

Please list the other components, so we can get a feel for the thermal load.

_________________
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, Asrock Z97 Anniversary, MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung 860 Evo 500GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic SSR-550FX. 35W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

Support SPCR through these links: Amazon and Newegg


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group