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Old July 18, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Hey guys,

I am looking to do some upgrades to my current build
however, as i have very limited space in my room, I only have ONE space that can possibly fit a desk up case.

The build can be either matx, or atx
but needs to house 2 graphics cards, at least 10 3.5" HDD's. and 4 SSD's

The thing is though
this space is only 40cm high, 30cm depth, and 75cm in length.

Is there such a case out there that can do that?
It would be even more awesome if i can have a window and be able to fit water cooling in it but if not i can still live with it
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Most matx towers will fit perfectly. (I'm assuming you wanted to put it sideways to see the side panel window) The only thing you need to watch out for is height, for example the Corsair 350D won't fit and the NZXT Vulcan will only fit with the handle removed. Getting a standard ATX case to fit is another story. Aside from exotic designs like the Lian Li PC-V650 not much will fit.
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Old July 18, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Is this a closed space? If so, keep in mind that small spaces w/ computers in them need to be well ventilated otherwise the PC will overheat and die on you. I've seen folks putting work PCs inside closed cupboards and then wondering why they had to repair the PC every two or three weeks..... :)
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Its an open space :)
The space is basically enclosed on all 5 sides with only one side open (therefore the desire for watercooling ><)

I've been searching all over and is it safe to say that all the mini tower cases will be less than 40cm in height??
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I think the Fractal Define Mini is around 40cm in height ?
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I think the Fractal Define Mini is around 40cm in height ?
Yes but will not handle 10 HDD and 4 SSD
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Hey guys,

I am looking to do some upgrades to my current build
however, as i have very limited space in my room, I only have ONE space that can possibly fit a desk up case.

The build can be either matx, or atx
but needs to house 2 graphics cards, at least 10 3.5" HDD's. and 4 SSD's

The thing is though
this space is only 40cm high, 30cm depth, and 75cm in length.

Is there such a case out there that can do that?
It would be even more awesome if i can have a window and be able to fit water cooling in it but if not i can still live with it
What your asking for is going to essentially not exist!

With 10 drives at roughly 1" thick gives you 10" height not including a possible 5 or more inches for drive spacing. Add in height for psu and possible 5.25" drive.

Your asking a lot.
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As onin mentioned, Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 is probably your best bet. It's 40.5 cm high with case feet, but you could get lower ones. You need them or your power supply will die due to air starvation if you remove them outright..

Other options are the(as Ilya mentioned) Lian Li PC-V650 or PC-V700 which I believe hold more hard drives, but since you haven't specified the length of your graphics card(s) I can't say for sure if they will work, and I don't think Lian Li is very popular in Canada these days making these rather hard to come by.

Otherwise you're probably SOL unless you are willing to either A) give up some overall storage, or B) use larger capacity, and fewer hard drives.
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