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Cases HTPC Case and CPU Cooler for High Performance Rig

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neocleous, 18 Oct 2016.

  1. neocleous

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm moving and I need to rebuild my rig into a a HTPC case but it has to be able to house an ATX motherboard and a graphics card that is 1080 sized. I only have 1 2.5" SSD so loads of hard drive storage space isn't needed.

    I have a socket 2011-3 CPU with a Be Quite Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler but I doubt that will fit in anything so that will need replacing too! I think an all in one liquid cooler could work well but I'm not sure if these are suitable in a HTPC.

    I have looked at the Silverstone GD07 case but I am open to any recommendations.

    Budget wise up to £200 all in would be good but getting the right thing is more important.

    Thanks
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Fractal Design Node 605 with the HDD cages removed ?
     
  3. neocleous

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    I like the look of that case. I'm not sure what to do about cooling, are the all in one water coolers a bad idea in those kinds of cases? Any air cooler recommendations that are no taller than 120mm?
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    I don't think you can fit any AIO there. On air cooling front you got lots of options though - cooler clearance is 125mm. That means Noctua NH-L12, NH-C14S (with only the bottom fan spot used) or Thermalright AXP-100, AXP-200 will fit without issues. Or even Noctua NH-U9S if you want tower cooler.
     
  5. neocleous

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    I just want the quietest best performing cooler really my Be Quite is just that very quite. So i@ll look at some review on those. Thanks
     
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  7. neocleous

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    It needs to be a desktop style case rather than a tower to fit in the TV cabinet.

    I think the PC is going to run hot in a HTPC case but as long as everything works I'm sure it will be fine
     
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    You can use the G3 on its side. It's shown in the review. Are there size constraints you need to work with?
     

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