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TheShorterBus June 21, 2012 09:21 AM

Need help selecting new Case!
I am currently using a Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower, It's a fine case, but I would like to get something smaller and less flashy. So what I was thinking is something quite small like the LIAN LI PC-V354B. Now I know it's an obvious sacrifice of space. To fit into the case I have the following

-Intel Extreme ATX motherboard with i7 2700k and 4x4GB (16GB) Sabertooth Ram
-Corsair hf 50 cpu cooler (takes some room)
-EVGA GTX 670 (just ordered)
-4 Standard Hard Drives
-Go Flex Pro EasySwap USM may not be possible to use
-1 Corsair 64GB Solid State Drive

I know I would have to get some sort of Bay External Enclosure and use that outside of case and im fine with that. (could use suggestions for that too haha)
Anyways, I need help finding case that's simpler and not as huge. And I know my motherboard is ATX, so the Case I posted wont work, but is their anything out their similar that will? (or am I wrong thinking that?) This is where you the community comes in :thumb: . Would really appreciate the help from you guys. Thanks.

Edit: Also, am I nieve thinking I can get something with such a small form factor and fit a second GTX 670 in the future? Not needed, but just thinking.

Pabz0r545 June 21, 2012 09:55 AM


doh just fully read your post and realized you are not looking for mATX,

dandelioneater June 21, 2012 10:22 AM

The lian li cases can be somewhat expensive, but there are a few atx models that are around 100 bucks. They do have ones with black and windowed interiors as well. I quite like the one that I have and will probably exclusively use LL for the next little while. The clean design is what I like nowadays. Cable Management is not as easy with the LL cases compared to something from CM or Corsair, so you really have to run your cables methodically so that it looks nice and everything fits when the side panel goes on. If you want something that is lighter and different from all the heavy steel cases then LL is what you want.

I have a v354-b and I'm not really a fan of it. I just find that due to the shape, it has a large footprint for an m-atx case.

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