Case suggestion - one that fits on a desk not under it

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by GCS, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. GCS

    GCS Limp Gawd

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    So I need to get my case off the floor (pet hair dust etc) it has just become an issue.

    Need a suggestion for something that isn't huge but can house comfortably a full size motherboard with a Ryzen 3600, Radeon 5700xt and 3 HDDs (one is SSD), and 2 bluray drives. I don't overclock.

    Oh and it really needs to have front power/reset buttons vs being on the top.

    TIA

    Greg
     
  2. Kardonxt

    Kardonxt 2[H]4U

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    It's getting hard to find a decent mid tower with any 5 1/4 bays let alone two and power buttons on front. You would probably have much better selection downsizing to M-ATX or ITX (for front power and headers \ desk size. Not so much dual roms.).

    We use the 100r silent at my work alot and it's pretty decent for the price. I'm not sure I would want it on my desk tho. https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139058?Description=corsair 100r&cm_re=corsair_100r-_-11-139-058-_-Product
     
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  3. GCS

    GCS Limp Gawd

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    Thanks for the info guess I have some hard thinking to do. Not sure if there is a decent microATX board that will work for me and then to find a case still.
     
  4. kamxam

    kamxam [H]ard|Gawd

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    I've got the Coolermaster EVO and I like it a lot. Saves a lot of room although it can be a pain to get everything you may want into the case at first. :singing: (Did fit everything into it though and is working fine 2 years on) Did put in a Icy Dock 4 SSD bay though to save on room.
     
  5. magnetik

    magnetik Moderator Staff Member

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    fwiw.. the HAF-XB EVO fits perfectly on a Ikea Jerker shelf like it was made for it.
     
  6. GCS

    GCS Limp Gawd

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    Yeah that wouldn't work don't want to go mini ITX. I went with MATX Coolermaster NR400 and ordered a new motherboard. Only has one external 5.25 slot but I can make that work

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone
     
  7. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis [H]ard|Gawd

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    I had to do the same. My tower was inside a cabinet and it was just getting too hot. Moved it on the desk behind the monitor, but its a little awkward. I'm just going to put up a shelf behind the desk and set the tower there. Run the wires down the corner of the wall to behind the desk.