Question Smaller Case/ Motherboard suggestion

Uday_24

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Hi All,

Getting my rig back from my cousin, since he's completed with his college days.

Current build
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CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
CPU Cooler - CM Hyper 212 Evo
Mobo - Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
GPU - ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 960 2GB Direct CU II
SSD - Corsair Force 3 60GB
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB
RAM - Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2X4GB) 1600MHz
Case Fans - Corsair Air 120mm (x2), Corsair Air 140mm (x2)

I'll be keeping all the components except upgrading from HDD to SSD (2.5/ M.2)

Since my mom will be working with it (Blogging/ Lightroom), I want to make the following component changes -

  1. Change case color - preferably WHITE
  2. Resize case / motherboard.
Can you all provide your suggestions as to what LGA1155 motherboard to consider (smaller < ATX) to fit all the components and what case/ cabinet options available accordingly.

I reside in India, so online purchase is limited to Amazon, Flipkart, Prime ABGB, TheITDepot, NewEgg etc.
 
Hi All,

Getting my rig back from my cousin, since he's completed with his college days.

Current build
-----------------
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
CPU Cooler - CM Hyper 212 Evo
Mobo - Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
GPU - ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 960 2GB Direct CU II
SSD - Corsair Force 3 60GB
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB
RAM - Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2X4GB) 1600MHz
Case Fans - Corsair Air 120mm (x2), Corsair Air 140mm (x2)

I'll be keeping all the components except upgrading from HDD to SSD (2.5/ M.2)

Since my mom will be working with it (Blogging/ Lightroom), I want to make the following component changes -

  1. Change case color - preferably WHITE
  2. Resize case / motherboard.
Can you all provide your suggestions as to what LGA1155 motherboard to consider (smaller < ATX) to fit all the components and what case/ cabinet options available accordingly.

I reside in India, so online purchase is limited to Amazon, Flipkart, Prime ABGB, TheITDepot, NewEgg etc.
Ivy Bridge boards have been out of production for a long time and anyone selling a new one is going to be asking a high price for it. The board you have now is a decent model so I'd keep it. My advice is to focus on the case. If you currently have a full tower you could get a midtower in the color you want. If you already have a midtower you may as well just keep what you have. The SSD upgrade you mentioned would be good.
 
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