Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]

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Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]

Post by Arek » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:39 am

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.

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Re: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]

Post by edh » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:26 pm

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.
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Re: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]

Post by quest_for_silence » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:34 pm

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.

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Re: Small Case ATX [max height 38cm]

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:03 pm

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.
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