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#1 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -

any suggestions?

love my 650D but it's kind of big.

needs to fit an atx board and two gtx 580s... a window would be a plus.


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#2 Posted by NoodleFighter (9432 posts) -

How small we talking?

and what type of form factor

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#3 Posted by General_X (9137 posts) -
Unless you're willing to get a Micro-ATX board you may be SOL. An ATX motherboard AND 2 long GPUs is a tall order for a small form factor case.
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#4 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -

How small we talking?

and what type of form factor

NoodleFighter
uh... smaller? i don't know, this thing just feels more like a full tower than a mid tower. not sure what you mean by form factor? smallish... not ugly... fits my parts?
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#5 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -
Unless you're willing to get a Micro-ATX board you may be SOL. An ATX motherboard AND 2 long GPUs is a tall order for a small form factor case.General_X
motherboard is pretty new and there is no chance of return so i'm not really willing to go micro-atx right now. HDD cages are not needed, so i don't think the gpus are really that much of an issue in this search.
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#6 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
$49.99 - COOLER MASTER Elite 361
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#7 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24616 posts) -

If you want the lightest case ever
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815004

Should fit your gpus.

It's so light this, so it's portable.


If you really want a more portable case with a handle and can fit your 2x580s you will needa microatx motherboard.

I use this case with a micro atx motherboard, works great.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IPOYGK/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00
can fit a 2nd 670 if I want.



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#8 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

If you want the lightest case ever
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815004JigglyWiggly_

The CM 361 is smaller and lighter =P

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#9 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -

$49.99 - COOLER MASTER Elite 361superclocked
psu in the front, don't know if it would fit the gpus with that... and hopefully it's a changeable psu because there is no way i would run two 580s on a **** psu.

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#10 Posted by General_X (9137 posts) -
$49.99 - COOLER MASTER Elite 361superclocked
I've worked with the 360 and I guarantee there is no way to fit two 580's into it. I don't know if the 361 has significantly changed the design but I highly doubt it.
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#11 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -
i have an old 360 elite laying around and it can barely squeeze a 6850 in it if i try real hard.
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#12 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -

[QUOTE="superclocked"]$49.99 - COOLER MASTER Elite 361MuD3

psu in the front, don't know if it would fit the gpus with that... and hopefully it's a changeable psu because there is no way i would run two 580s on a **** psu.

It takes a standard ATX PSU. And it'll fit your 580's with a couple if inches to spare. You'll just need to mount your hdd in the top 3.5" bay instead of the bottom...
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#13 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -
the lian li PC-A05FN looks the most promising to me right now... but i don't know if the second 580 would fit with the psu installed.
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#14 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
i have an old 360 elite laying around and it can barely squeeze a 6850 in it if i try real hard. MuD3
You would just need to put your hdd in the top 3.5" bay...
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#15 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -
[QUOTE="MuD3"]

[QUOTE="superclocked"]$49.99 - COOLER MASTER Elite 361superclocked

psu in the front, don't know if it would fit the gpus with that... and hopefully it's a changeable psu because there is no way i would run two 580s on a **** psu.

It takes a standard ATX PSU. And it'll fit your 580's with a couple if inches to spare. You'll just need to mount your hdd in the top 3.5" bay instead of the bottom...

i'm doing that now. i have my HDD cages completely removed in my 650D.
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#16 Posted by MuD3 (2117 posts) -
[QUOTE="MuD3"]i have an old 360 elite laying around and it can barely squeeze a 6850 in it if i try real hard. superclocked
You would just need to put your hdd in the top 3.5" bay...

not with the 360. the psu is what's in the way, not the HDDS
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#17 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24616 posts) -
[QUOTE="MuD3"]

[QUOTE="superclocked"]$49.99 - COOLER MASTER Elite 361superclocked

psu in the front, don't know if it would fit the gpus with that... and hopefully it's a changeable psu because there is no way i would run two 580s on a **** psu.

It takes a standard ATX PSU. And it'll fit your 580's with a couple if inches to spare. You'll just need to mount your hdd in the top 3.5" bay instead of the bottom...

;o that's a really nice case almost want to swap cases almost
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#18 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
the lian li PC-A05FN looks the most promising to me right now... but i don't know if the second 580 would fit with the psu installed.MuD3
Lian Li cases are overpriced IMO, otherwise I would've recommended one. But if you have the money to blow, go for it :)
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#19 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
[QUOTE="superclocked"][QUOTE="MuD3"] psu in the front, don't know if it would fit the gpus with that... and hopefully it's a changeable psu because there is no way i would run two 580s on a **** psu.JigglyWiggly_
It takes a standard ATX PSU. And it'll fit your 580's with a couple if inches to spare. You'll just need to mount your hdd in the top 3.5" bay instead of the bottom...

;o that's a really nice case almost want to swap cases almost

I've been thinking about getting the IN WIN Dragon, but I'm not sure if I can fit everything into it.. =\
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#20 Posted by General_X (9137 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"][QUOTE="superclocked"]It takes a standard ATX PSU. And it'll fit your 580's with a couple if inches to spare. You'll just need to mount your hdd in the top 3.5" bay instead of the bottom...superclocked
;o that's a really nice case almost want to swap cases almost

I've been thinking about getting the IN WIN Dragon, but I'm not sure if I can fit everything into it.. =\

I like the layout of that case a lot, too bad about it's aesthetics, they don't really appeal to me.
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#21 Posted by superclocked (5864 posts) -
[QUOTE="General_X"][QUOTE="superclocked"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"] ;o that's a really nice case almost want to swap cases almost

I've been thinking about getting the IN WIN Dragon, but I'm not sure if I can fit everything into it.. =\

I like the layout of that case a lot, too bad about it's aesthetics, they don't really appeal to me.

The IN WIN BR665 is a bit more plain, but I like the look of the Dragon personally. And it has a perfect setup on the side for my radiators, so I wouldn't have to dremel the side panel like I did with my old CM590...

caseot.jpgin_win_dragon_slayer_006.jpg

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#22 Posted by General_X (9137 posts) -
[QUOTE="General_X"][QUOTE="superclocked"]I've been thinking about getting the IN WIN Dragon, but I'm not sure if I can fit everything into it.. =\superclocked
I like the layout of that case a lot, too bad about it's aesthetics, they don't really appeal to me.

The IN WIN BR665 is a bit more plain, but I like the look of the Dragon personally. And it has a perfect setup on the side for my radiators, so I wouldn't have to dremel the side panel like I did with my old CM590...

caseot.jpgin_win_dragon_slayer_006.jpg

Very cool! This definitely looks like a case to have on my radar, the only thing that would make it better is if it was a little wider or taller to fit a full-size ATX mobo like the Elite 361, then it looks like it would easily be the best SFF case for full-size components.