[SOLVED] Suggestions for a small, wall-mountable case ?

Regev

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I'm building a computer that'll sit near the living room. It will be a backup computer, plus a music streamer for my RCF Evox (sound equipment). It will house a 12600K, and use the integrated GPU.

Looking for a good looking case that I can mount to the wall, and take minimum space. Could be one of those HTPC style 'flat' cases, or another Mini/MicroATX case that wont 'bulge' off the wall like a regular case would.

Could be Wall-mountable through dedicated holes, or through VESA, or any holes I could drill directly to the wall (by taking off the back cover).

Any such beast?
 

Aeacus

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If you want eyecandy, how about Thermaltake Core P1 (M-ITX),
specs: https://www.thermaltake.com/core-p1-tg-mini-itx.html

For HTPC case, Fractal Design Node 202 is one of the smallest option, but it needs dedicated wall support mount (aka DIY),
specs: https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/node/node-202/black/

And for VESA mounting, SilverStone M-ITX/STX/NUC cases all have VESA support (some even come with screws for VESA),
specs: https://www.silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?bno=28&tb=1&area=en
(Just scroll down to M-ITX/STX/NUC section.)

So, take your pick.
 
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Aeacus

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If you want eyecandy, how about Thermaltake Core P1 (M-ITX),
specs: https://www.thermaltake.com/core-p1-tg-mini-itx.html

For HTPC case, Fractal Design Node 202 is one of the smallest option, but it needs dedicated wall support mount (aka DIY),
specs: https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/node/node-202/black/

And for VESA mounting, SilverStone M-ITX/STX/NUC cases all have VESA support (some even come with screws for VESA),
specs: https://www.silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?bno=28&tb=1&area=en
(Just scroll down to M-ITX/STX/NUC section.)

So, take your pick.
 
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Regev

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I considered the P1, but it is just too big. I can buy a much smaller glass frame, drill the motherboard and PSU to the wall, and cover them with the glass and use spacers to connect it to the wall. Will be more elegant, and smaller. The P1 feels like its built for PCs with GPUs and cool liquid cooling (which I won't use - since it's a production machine, and reliability is of top importance).

The silverstones look cool! But am I wrong, or do I have to use external power adapters with them?

If that's the case, then the Node 202 is the best choice. I'll look it up!

If you got any other idea, I'd love to know.

Thanks again
 

Aeacus

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The silverstones look cool! But am I wrong, or do I have to use external power adapters with them?
By the looks of it, yes. Then again, Silverstone tiny PC cases are as big as normal PSU alone is. :LOL:
E.g VT02 dimensions are: 165mm (W) x 73mm (H) x 156.5mm (D).
My ATX PSU dimensions are: 150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 170 mm (L).

Maybe you could fit a pico-PSU in there, e.g in place of one HDD. Though, Node 202 is a safe bet.

But for other tiny PC cases, here is a nice list of them (note, it's quite old of a list and doesn't include latest PC cases),
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/55093-list-of-cases-for-steam-machinebox
 

geofelt

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Look for a Lian-Li O series case.
They came in three different sizes.
Here is the O6s MATX version.
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112465

Here is a review of the series:
They are designed for wall mount, and have space for a dvd drive.
Lian li quality is gorgeous.
You may have to go to ebay to find one.
 

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