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Cooler Master Elite 430  - $45 19.30" x 7.50" x 16.70"

Cooler Master HAF 912 - $60 19.50" x 9.10" x 18.90"

Cooler Master N200 - $50 7.95" x 14.9" x 17.52" (mATX)

Cooler Master N400 - $60 7.5" x 16.7" x 19.7"

Cooler Master N500 - $70 7.8" x 18.3" x 18.9"

Cooler Master N600 - $80 8.1" x 17.9" x 18.9"

Antec VSK4000E - $92 17.3"H x 16.2"D x 7.3"W

Antex NSK3180 - $90 14.2"(H) x 7.1"(W) x 16.2"

Corsair Obsidian 350D - $90 17.7" x 8.3" x 17.3"

BitFenix Phenom - $100 9.84" x 12.99" x 14.72"


ITX cases: 

Corsair Obsidian 250D - $90 13.8" x 10.9" x 11.4"

Cooler Master Elite 110 - $50 11.1" x 8.2" x 10.3"


Smaller is better. 

Good air flow is a must. 

Must be able to fit at least one GTX780 (10.5"), although being able to house sli cards is a nice bonus for future proofing. 


I'm leaning towards the Elite 430, N400, VSK4000E, N200 (if I opt for mATX) or NSK3180 as they're the smallest cases I found, are all ATX and can all fit 10.5"+ graphics cards. Any opinions (preferably experience based) on any of these cases. And/or did I overlook any compatibility issues? 


Edit: According to American Airlines carry-on can not exceed 22"x14"x9". So I might be limited to NSK3180 or Elite 110. 


My build:



1TB 7200rpm WD  - $60

240gb Crucial M4 (already own) 

EVGA GTX780 w/ ACX - $520 

Corsair 650w TX650 - $90

8gb G. Skill 1600 mhz - $80 

MSI Z97-G45 - $150

i5-4670k - $220

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $35

Cooler Master N200 - $50


I'm also open to alternatives for the psu or mobo. 



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Don't even need to professionally wire it because of the space inside it. Has a Jesus amount of air flow (I use 8 Fans/Heatsink and has water-cooling capabilities if you are into that) .  Can fit two 770s so id imagine a 780 would be no problem.


Dimensions are 16.3 x 13.1 x 18

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The N200 appears to be my best option due to size limitations as the only "better" alternative (that I see) is the Elite 110, but It looks very cramped even in comparison to the N200. 


I am however not sure if Sli graphics would be possible....It looks like dual 780s could fit, but it looks like it would be a tight fit (assuming its possible); and even if its possible, it looks like cooling could be a serious issue....Thoughts? Edit: Looks like Sli 780s is possible ( http://extremespec.net/cooler-master-n200-matx-case-review/2/ ).

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Fractal Design Node 304 if you want a mini-itx case.

Really not a fan of itx cases. I think I'm just going to go mATX with an N200. Quite small, still a tower, capable of Sli 780s. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

This ^^^

mATX > ATX anyday. I hate big computers, and 2-way SLI and liquid cooling is entirely doable in a mATX case. 

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