Limited width/depth available; Need to house i9-9900k + 2080 ti

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by QQuxa, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. QQuxa

    QQuxa n00b

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    Hey guys,

    so I'm in a stupid situation where my case has to fit into 250mm width (thats maximum there is, so I need to leave some space around it for airflow) and 500mm depth (need to leave some room for cables back there). So ideally <210mm wide case.

    I also want to fit i9-9900k + 2080 ti into the case.

    I am looking at Define C / Meshify C. Any better options out there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

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    You plan to overclock much? There are some small form factor cases that would fit the bill, but you usually trade cooling for space unless you wanna do a crazy compact watercooled build.
     
  3. entropism

    entropism 2[H]4U

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    Meshify is a good option, so is the Phanteks P350X (200mm), NZXT S340 (203mm) or H500 (210mm). I'd definitely go with the H500 over the S340, personally.

    A question about your depth: Will the hot air have any room to escape back there, or are you creating a hotbox and stuffing it with cables? It might not be a good idea, and you might want to think about alternate airflow solutions, like bottom to top.
     
  4. Tamlin_WSGF

    Tamlin_WSGF 2[H]4U

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    If you plan your build a bit, the Silverstone FT05 might be a good bet. It draws air from the bottom and might sufficate less in cramped spaces. Should fit most 2080 TIs (up to 312mm) except the longest ones.
    https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=522
     
  5. QQuxa

    QQuxa n00b

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    I was thinking about doing back to front airflow. Bad idea?
     
  6. entropism

    entropism 2[H]4U

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    I'd probably do the back and top as intake, the front as exhaust. I'd be worried the rear alone wouldn't have enough fresh (cool) air available.