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Old December 7, 2009, 06:59 AM
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Default Looking for a "big cube case"

I've looked into Mountains Mods and I dont like their "exit to the side" motherboard. I want a "front/back setup.

The way it looks I may have just found me a winter project.

I am looking for an oversized cube pretty much. Kinda like a "LanBox" but bigger to accomodate full sized hardware/CPU coolers and power supplies.

Motherboard/video cards must output to the back, not sides.
Mobo on bottom with PS on top on a seperate tray.
A couple 120mm or a 230mm fan in the front pushing air in, a 230mm on top pulling hot air out
More fans in the rear (1 or 2 120mm?).
In the area not occupied by the fan in the front there should be room for a DVD drive and some USB ports/power-reset buttons and audio connectors.
Cool stuff would be some side window.

Does it exist or i'm starting to look into making it myself?
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:01 AM
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Lian Li PC-343B Modular Cube Case - Black at Xoxide!
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:04 AM
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Lian-Li PC-V351
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Cube case? Check.
2x 120mm fans? Check.
Mobo facing the back? Check.
Psu above the motherboard? Check.

Only issue you might have is the optical drive located on the side, but i like it
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:28 AM
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Lian-Li PC-V351
Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.

Cube case? Check.
2x 120mm fans? Check.
Mobo facing the back? Check.
Psu above the motherboard? Check.

Only issue you might have is the optical drive located on the side, but i like it
It's 90% good... it has the same issues that the LanBox od Apevia cases have.

Clearance for a big CPU cooler by having the power supply on top it.

By making the case 1-2 inches higher and wide you could get a ATX board in, then swing the PS on top of the video cards giving room for a fullsized cooler and there would be room to have the DVD drive face forward.

Still a very nice case, this is why I said I may end up making one for the hell of it and keeping me busy this winter.
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Old December 7, 2009, 07:33 AM
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Hmmm... Why not get the NZXT Panzerbox then and putting it on its side? Then you'd have: 230mm intake, 230mm exhaust, PSU over the expansion slots (of which there are 7 on that case), and plenty of room for a larger CPU cooler. Maybe?
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Old December 7, 2009, 11:53 AM
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I like the Panzerbox idea.

It did however gave me ideas for my own case too.

I will probably pick up a cheap 20$ case to canibalise the mobo tray and build the rest from there.
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