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Hi,

I am about to start a new build from scratch. Coming from an older cosmos S case, which is not only huge but also weighs a lot I would like to downscale to a smaller case. Therefore I’ve been looking at mini ITX and micro ATX cases but I’ve noticed an ongoing trend;

It seems that many of the mitx cases are quite close to the size of normal matx mid towers, rendering it quite pointless to go through all the additional difficulty of the smaller build. (such as the increased difficulty in cable tidying, increased chances of thermal problems etc.)

Does anyone have any recommendations on a mitx case (preferably with a side window) which can handle full sized components such as a 1080ti without cooking itself to death but not being the same size as a matx mid tower?Anoxia medical definition


If it helps and for reference this is currently my potential build that I’m considering purchasing: https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/user/tobyjt/saved/#view=fwkklk

The case I was considering:

Https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/product/vh2rxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefnanosbkw

Http://www.Minicase.Net/mini-itx-aluminum-M1766.Html

Thanks

Faernd56 wrote:

Hi,

I am about to start a new build from scratch. Coming from an older cosmos S case, which is not only huge but also weighs a lot I would like to downscale to a smaller case. Therefore I’ve been looking at mini ITX and micro ATX cases but I’ve noticed an ongoing trend;

It seems that many of the mitx cases are quite close to the size of normal matx mid towers, rendering it quite pointless to go through all the additional difficulty of the smaller build. (such as the increased difficulty in cable tidying, increased chances of thermal problems etc.)

anoxia medical definition

Does anyone have any recommendations on a mitx case (preferably with a side window) which can handle full sized components such as a 1080ti without cooking itself to death but not being the same size as a matx mid tower?

If it helps and for reference this is currently my potential build that I’m considering purchasing: https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/user/tobyjt/saved/#view=fwkklk

The case I was considering:

Https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/product/vh2rxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefnanosbkw

Http://www.Minicase.Net/mini-itx-aluminum-M1766.Html

Thanks

Edit: that particular GTX 1080ti looks like it’s well-designed to exhaust its heat outside the case, so if all the components fit in your chosen case, that build might work OK.Anoxia medical definition please let us know how it comes out.

Austinian wrote:

Faernd56 wrote:

Hi,

I am about to start a new build from scratch. Coming from an older cosmos S case, which is not only huge but also weighs a lot I would like to downscale to a smaller case. Therefore I’ve been looking at mini ITX and micro ATX cases but I’ve noticed an ongoing trend;

It seems that many of the mitx cases are quite close to the size of normal matx mid towers, rendering it quite pointless to go through all the additional difficulty of the smaller build. (such as the increased difficulty in cable tidying, increased chances of thermal problems etc.)

Does anyone have any recommendations on a mitx case (preferably with a side window) which can handle full sized components such as a 1080ti without cooking itself to death but not being the same size as a matx mid tower?Anoxia medical definition

If it helps and for reference this is currently my potential build that I’m considering purchasing: https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/user/tobyjt/saved/#view=fwkklk

The case I was considering:

Https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/product/vh2rxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefnanosbkw

Http://www.Minicase.Net/mini-itx-aluminum-M1766.Html

Thanks

Edit: that particular GTX 1080ti looks like it’s well-designed to exhaust its heat outside the case, so if all the components fit in your chosen case, that build might work OK. Please let us know how it comes out.

If you put a GTX 1080ti in the first fractal case, you will zero useable PCIE slots (unless you don’t care)

Forget about the second case, your GPU will cook itself to death in there and die a horrible death.Anoxia medical definition

Traderjay wrote:

Austinian wrote:

Faernd56 wrote:

Hi,

I am about to start a new build from scratch. Coming from an older cosmos S case, which is not only huge but also weighs a lot I would like to downscale to a smaller case. Therefore I’ve been looking at mini ITX and micro ATX cases but I’ve noticed an ongoing trend;

It seems that many of the mitx cases are quite close to the size of normal matx mid towers, rendering it quite pointless to go through all the additional difficulty of the smaller build. (such as the increased difficulty in cable tidying, increased chances of thermal problems etc.)

Does anyone have any recommendations on a mitx case (preferably with a side window) which can handle full sized components such as a 1080ti without cooking itself to death but not being the same size as a matx mid tower?Anoxia medical definition

If it helps and for reference this is currently my potential build that I’m considering purchasing: https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/user/tobyjt/saved/#view=fwkklk

The case I was considering:

Https://uk.Pcpartpicker.Com/product/vh2rxr/fractal-design-case-fdcadefnanosbkw

Http://www.Minicase.Net/mini-itx-aluminum-M1766.Html

Thanks

Edit: that particular GTX 1080ti looks like it’s well-designed to exhaust its heat outside the case, so if all the components fit in your chosen case, that build might work OK. Please let us know how it comes out.

If you put a GTX 1080ti in the first fractal case, you will zero useable PCIE slots (unless you don’t care)

Forget about the second case, your GPU will cook itself to death in there and die a horrible death.Anoxia medical definition

It won’t get that chance. The second micro-case is a nonstarter; its largest dimension is spec’d at 214mm, and that particular graphics card is spec’d at 267mm long. Ain’t gonna happen!

I would never try to stuff all those parts into anything less than a mid-tower myself, but small is what the OP wants…And I’d be interested to see if it can be made to work.