Smallest most practical case (?)

rally187

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First off sorry if this is in the wrong place but i ordered a case that was a mid atx thinking that it would work for me but its just too big for what im going for. ill list my build and ask you guys what you thing a good size case would be. Im going for a HTPC/gaming build and will be doing some light oc'ing so i want to have a safe amount of airflow.... and my budget is only around $75.

mobo - Biostar a880g+

cpu - AMD athlon II x3 455

Ram - amd 4gb 240-pin ddr3 two sticks

gpu- PNY Geforce GTX 550 TI ddr5 (any cheaper gpu with same preformance?)

Blu Ray Asus 12x

heat sink - XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm
 
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Are you talking about the Lanbox Lite from Newegg? They will accept it back as per their standard return policy: http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#44

I just sold my Lanbox Lite on ebay. I had an HD 6870 and a 550W modular PSU in it along with a mATX board, optical drive, and HDD. The 3 small fans are fairly quiet and move enough air to keep a...

clutchc

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With a full-sized graphics card, most HTPC cases are out of the question. Except maybe the Thermaltake LANbox Lite:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006644&isNodeId=1&Description=Thermaltake+Black+SECC+Japanese+steel+LANBOX+Lite&x=27&y=17

If you are interested in a more conventional case, yet small, the In Win mATX mini towers might be what you are looking for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108383

I realize these are US links, but maybe you can find them in the UK as well.
 

rally187

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thank you guys glad to know i got some options i really like the thermaltake as long as everything will fit comfortably. im just going to have to deal with the monstrous box that i have now, as much as my fiancee will bitch... but i thank you guys. its just a pain trying to guess and hope everything will fit. say i buy that and it doesnt will they take it back or am i SOL?
 

clutchc

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Are you talking about the Lanbox Lite from Newegg? They will accept it back as per their standard return policy: http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#44

I just sold my Lanbox Lite on ebay. I had an HD 6870 and a 550W modular PSU in it along with a mATX board, optical drive, and HDD. The 3 small fans are fairly quiet and move enough air to keep a stock processor cool. The case is so modular, it makes it really easy to assemble. You can find some reviews here:
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1147&ID=1430#Tab3
 
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