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Old 05-28-2014, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I keep my setup in a smaller case?

My current setup is:

CASE - Sharkoon T9

CPU - AMD FX-6 6300

GPU - Sapphire R9 270X 2GB

RAM - 4GB (something from PC Components, Desktop PCs, Laptops, LCD TVs & Computer Hardware)

I bought the CPU, GPU and RAM as a motherboard bundle:

Novatech Motherboard Bundle - AMD FX-6 6300 - 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3 - AMD 970A motherboard | MBB-63004B

STORAGE - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM | ST1000DM003

OPTICAL DRIVE AND PSU - Standard



Where can I look for cases that are small but could still fit in all this?
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can I keep my setup in a smaller case?

Since it's a full ATX mobo, you'll be very limited to the case for that reason. About the only one I can see that might give you less height is this one, but it added width. (Shown on Newegg just to give you pics)

Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 CC-9011034-WLED Silver Steel ATX Cube Computer Case
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not to sure about building and upgrading so I'm not sure this case would work or not:

Newegg.com - COUGAR MX300 Black Steel ATX / Micro ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and USB 3.0 Standard ATX PS2 ( optional ) Power Supply

The main problem I see is the graphics card, my Sapphire R9 270X. I'm not sure if it'll fit or not?

Could you maybe tell me what I should be looking for to find that out.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can I keep my setup in a smaller case?

Everything would fit fine in that Cougar case but it isn't any smaller than what you got really. If you want to go much smaller you'll need to drop motherboard sizes to an mATX.
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if you switch to a MITX board you can get incredibly small cases to fit that hardware in. Look at the evga hadron.
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