Small form factor CPU Case Suggestion

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  1. Zendrik
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    Zendrik GBAtemp Fan

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    I have recently been intrigued by small form factor cases, or what I call "cube cases". The only problem is that I really want to put my nForce 780i in it. Thus, I am looking for a cube case that supports ATX motherboards. All of the cases that I have stumbled upon only support the microATX boards. Does anyone know of one?
     
  2. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    I think that these small form factor cases are made so as not to waste space when you use microATX motherboards.
    I don't think they make them for standard sized mobos..
     
  3. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    A beer keg makes for a good (relatively) small form factor casing, and could fit an ATX motherboard [​IMG]

    "Small form factor" cases are usually made for the mini ITX or micro ATX boards, and usually can't fit large graphics cards.
     
  4. Zendrik
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    Zendrik GBAtemp Fan

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    I was only hoping to put a GeForce 8800 GT in it which isn't that big at all. My main problem, like I said, is the mobo. But if there isn't one, I guess I stick to full tower cases.
     
  5. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    LOL.
    AFAIK the 8800 GT is the largest card out there and is almost 20"
     
  6. Zendrik
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    Zendrik GBAtemp Fan

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    Naw. The largest ones are the 8800GTX and the 8800Ultra at 10in. The GT is only 9in, but that is still longer than I had thought.
     
  7. xcalibur

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    Thats what it was.
    Still larger than most other graphics cards.
    Maybe I was thinking centimeter.
     
  8. superrob

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    Lol not big [​IMG]?
    Its 40cm long.
     
  9. stormwolf18

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    Yeah, dont buy a cube if you want to upgrade or use more powerful hardware, else you gonna have to dig a lot to find ''low profile'' card.
     
  10. Zendrik
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    Zendrik GBAtemp Fan

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    Alright. I've done some more research and am deciding to stick with mid or full size cases. The only reason I was looking is because I move my computer between houses every 3-4 days.
     
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