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Re: Building advice for Small gaming rig

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:01 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:The Obsidian micro-ATX case is bigger on the outside than most ATX cases

This is why I also never recommend the BitFenix Prodigy as an mITX option either. It's bigger than several of the typical mATX options. You don't get the benefit of "small" that you're supposed to from mITX but you do lose a huge amount of expansion slots and ports.
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Re: Building advice for Small gaming rig

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:23 am

Chrispy_ wrote: I never recommend the BitFenix Prodigy. You don't get the benefit of "small" that you're supposed to from mini-ITX but you do lose a huge amount of expansion slots and ports.

Mini-ITX BitFenix Prodigy = 32.57 liters
Mini-ITX CoolerMaster Elite 120 = 19.92 liters
Mini-ITX Silverstone SUGO SG08 = 14.81 liters
Micro-ATX SUGO SG10 = 22.97 liters
Micro-ATX Temjin TJ08-E: 30.24 liters
Micro-ATX SUGO SG04-FH = 28.94 liters (including handle)
Micro-ATX Fractal Designs Arc Mini = 40.92 liters
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Re: Building advice for Small gaming rig

Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:49 pm

:D

My Dell Precision T3500 here is 32.9L (170 x 440 x 440mm) and that includes an E-ATX dual-socket board, six drive bays (2x 5.25" and 4x 3.5") and comes with five more expansion slots than a BitFenix Prodigy can handle.

Don't get me wrong, the Prodigy is a great-looking and easy-to-build case, but it's completely pointless from a space-saving perspective given that my office desktop is less than half a litre larger and contains all that stuff with room to spare and easier access.
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Re: Building advice for Small gaming rig

Postposted on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:29 am

I'm impressed by this SG09 build.

Oh, and check out this build video from NCIX.
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