I am looking for a router case

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by vccn, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. vccn

    vccn n00b

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    I am looking for a router case.

    I use INTEL DQ77KB, msata, so that no need power, HDD, and so on.

    Is there any case small enough for me?
     
  2. hluo87

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    a router case? i dont get this...
     
  3. vipz

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    OP is looking for a case for his router build - the DQ77KB is a thin-ITX board w/ 2 GbE ports.

    Seems like just about any rectangular box of appropriate size will do as there is no need to mount any other components.

    Are you looking to use standard HSFs or the one that Intel came up with specifically for thin-ITX?
     
  4. dara

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    Lian Li has quite a few small cases that would be perfect for you if price isn't an issue. If you are looking for something decent and cheap the COOLER MASTER Elite 120 for $40 on newegg is a pretty good deal. It may be bigger then what you are looking for though.

    edit: Maybe check out the Antec ISK 310 too?
     
  5. Necere

    Necere 2[H]4U

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    Only about a million. Google 'thin itx case' and go from there.
     
  6. hluo87

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    but router can be built with atx board?
     
  7. Ehren8879

    Ehren8879 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sure can, check out something called pfsense and that's only scratching the surface of x86 based router distributions. Truth is, chances are your home router runs a version of Linux.
     
  8. fr500

    fr500 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You can route with windows too, or any linux distro you want
     
  9. vccn

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    Still too big. I need the mini itx case, which no DVD, HDD, POWER, as smaller as possible!
     
  10. PigLover

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    Mini-box M350. Its ugly as sin but very functional. You'll need a very-low-profile CPU cooler like this one.

    If you want fanless, Akasa Euler. Hard to source in the US, but FrozenCPU.com will special order it for you. Expensive.
     
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  12. akromatic

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    why not an ISK110?
     
  13. vipz

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    Wow, this thread is full of really SFF pron :)

    I really want to do a ISK 110 build - just don't have a need for one...
     
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    I have the same motherboard (DQ77KB) in my router/server. I opted for the minibox m350. Very small and good ventilation, other than the CPU fan, no additional fans required. Not the best looking case but it is a router/server so who cares.
     
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    I'd also recommend the m350. I've built half a dozen machines with it and haven't had any issues. The internal USB ports can be pretty handy.
     
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    How about the Habey EMC-600B or EMC-800BL? I used the 800BL for a small router. You can remove the ugly white plastic thing from the front and it is pretty good.
     
  18. drgnfang

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    Check logicsupply, they have a couple of new thin ITX cases worth looking into. Also, for a slightly chunkier build the Wesena ITX1 and ITX4 (if you want more NIC ports via the pci-e x4 slot) are relatively inexpensive & look good. As others have mentioned, the M350 is pretty much the current "standard" for bare-bones "small" mITX cases.
     
  19. AMv8(1day)

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    The Streacom FC2 hasn't been released yet, but chances are, it will cost anywhere from $150-300. Streacom makes nice cases, but I just don't understand what makes them worth the inflated price.

    Another good option would be Realans cases.
    Specifically, their E-Q3i, which unfortunately doesn't have a clear retailer as they recently managed to drop it from their Realan site. But if you email them, as I have recently, they're extremely excited to sell the case to you. I heard from someone else that they are selling the cases for $39 a piece.
     
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