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youngdeluxe
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Itx cases

Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:05 am

I'm looking for an itx replacement for my define mini: it's just too big to take with me. I'm hoping to move my system onto an itx mobo and into a case 20 litres or smaller.

My first choice at the moment is Lian Li's PC-Q10. It's bigger than some of the alternatives I've considered, but I'm impressed by the design concept, the case has been reviewed as silent and well ventilated, and I like the window.

I've considered other cases, including, the realan E-W80, and the EVGA Hadron (loud 1U psu).

Any recommendations or insights into this form factor are greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.
 
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Re: Itx cases

Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:12 am

Forget the Hadron. I have a Hadron Hydro and the airflow design is bad, there's no intake fans so the exhaust fans have to do all the work. And the PSU fan is awful if the PC is used for long duration or sustained workloads in a warm room.
 
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Re: Itx cases

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 am

You have to list what you expect inside the case.
 
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Re: Itx cases

Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:58 am

Yes, please list system specs. Otherwise you'll have people suggesting Antec ISK-300.
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Re: Itx cases

Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:22 am

Without knowing what you're putting in it, but knowing you want it to be smaller than 20 litres (which is, IMO, far too big for an ITX case), I will suggest the Silverstone SG05:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=210

Have used in the past and it's a great little case.
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Re: Itx cases

Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:26 am

How about Thermaltakes Core V1? Its tiny one though
 
 
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Re: Itx cases

Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:07 pm

Another vote for the Silverstone SG05. You don't want to go much bigger and you can't go any smaller without losing features.
 
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Re: Itx cases

Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:33 am

I've always wanted to build an SG05 system. Not sure what the OP thinks about having to replace their PSU with an SFX one though. Something Like the CM-Elite 130 would allow the use of an ATX PSU.
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