Question Best ITX case my needs (i9-9900k + 2080 ti)


Oct 17, 2013
I'm looking to build a relatively portable desktop. Optimally I should be able to carry the PC for a 30-minute walk either under my arms or in a large backpack.

The specs I'll be using:

  • i9-9900kf
  • 2 sticks of RAM
  • 1 m.2 SSD drive
  • RTX 2080 Ti
  • ITX motherboard + SFX power supply
Price is not too much of an issue for me. I'm mainly concerned about airflow. From my research, the main problem with ITX cases is airflow sucks which bottlenecks performance. I don't mind a bit of performance bottleneck but preferably I'd like to even overclock if possible.

I narrowed my search down to several cases:

  • Dr Zaber Sentry 2.0
  • Node 202
  • Node 304
  • Silverstone ML-08
For my particular situation, which case is the best one for my needs? I'm not necessarily looking for the smallest SFF case, but I am looking for something decently portable. A good balance between portability and performance is what I'm looking for I guess.


The best case I can think of is the Corsair 380T. It's a ITX case with a handle up top and will support a larger 240mm AIO. I've built two higher end systems a few years ago in it and never ran into overheating problems. The case panels all come off as well making it one of the easiest, imho, ITX cases to build in. I like the Cryorig A40 since it's a good 240mm AIO but also has a fan on the heatsink which should help cool the system a bit more.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor ($524.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A40 83 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($200.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($1199.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Corsair 380T Mini ITX Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $2440.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 17:51 EST-0500

Now the difficult part is finding it as it's been out of stock for a little bit. I would recommend contacting Corsair to see if they might get them into stock and worst case scenario look for used ones on ebay.
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