Micro ATX case suggestions wanted

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    I bought Fractal Define Mini "non C" years ago and it was noted back then, in 2017, that they were discontinued. I have one of each, my gaming system is a C, our house system is a non-C. (sorry, it is not for sale at this time).
     
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    Saw this one, didn't like that it was upside down, not sure if it would affect videocard aio.

    120 fan way too close to io & edge of case, aio rads go a bit beyond the screw holes. So this one is out.

    I think large fender washers will solve any flex due to top being mesh. I'm really liking this case, Thanks!
     
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    I actually own those two micro-ATX compact cases from Silverstone SUGO
    SG10 :
    It's a standard vertical case but, very compact and a bit of a headache to mount, has on the side 2 places for 9cm fans+ one 12cm fan for the graphics card, and one place for 8cm place for a fan on the opposite site but front, has a 12cm fan on the back, and a huge 18cm on top. All the fans and the fan spaces have dust filters. The PSU (I put a RMX 850 without a problem could go bigger) is on the top front and pulls the air from the front of the case through another filter. There is a huge space left for the GPU cooler (you should be able to put a Threadripper 2x + cooler on a Asrock X399M with 2 RTX 6000 + Nvlink in that case). You can put a slim slot-in BDR/DVDR drive on top (I put a standard slim BDR but I had to fabricate a little replacement panel with wood). There is place for 2 SSD/HD 2.5 and 2 HD 3.5 on the side (on the back of the motherboard).
    There is one other and cheaper box of the same kind at Silverstone (SG9)
    SG11 :
    A less taller case, much cheaper, but a bit larger because the motherboard is horizontal. The PSU tops the CPU so you need a SFX with adapter (the case is made for standard PSU but then you are very limited on the CPU cooler height.
    There is a 12cm fan front side, and 2 places for 8cm fans on top, but only one fits if your GPU is tall.
    there is a full 5.25 space for a standard DVDR/BDR on the front. There are no dust filers and you have to buy your own. There are 2 slots for HD 3.5 or 3 2.5 (SSD or HD) + several 2.5 SSD slots if your graphics is not too big.
    There are many other PC boxes at Silverstone of the same kind.

    I also own a more compact slim vertical micro-ATX case but too small it's a real pain to assemble and it is limited to Low profile GPU.
     
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    Fractal Design Define Mini is still for sale and in stock at Newegg. The Meshify C is the new version, and sells at the same price.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#m=106&t=7,6&X=6776,11817
     
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    No and No.

    The Mini (without C) is no longer for sale. The Meshify C in not the new version, Meshify is a seperate line.

    The Mini C is the new version, but it lost the door, and the optical bay.
     
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    You're right. The "C" is significant, but I thought it was the same case with or without. My mistake.

    The Define Mini C is for sale ($75), as well as the new Meshify line.
     
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