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Recommendation for "thin tower PC cases"

I want to buy a gaming PC to place next to my TV. To give it the best air intake, and given the (little) space available in the room I have decided to buy a case that I can place vertically. Ideally, ...
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A new case for an old build

When I built my PC a year ago, I bought a really cheap case. It did not have USB 3.0 or audio on the front panel, and I regret it now. I already have new case fans for the thing, and it runs quietly, ...
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Case to support EEB motherboard and dual ATX power-supplies

I am looking for a case to support my server build that will consist of an ASUS Z10PE-D8 motherboard and would like to incorporate two ATX/EPS PSU's along the lines of Corsair RM850i. It needs at ...
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Case for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inch tablet

I have a Galaxy Tab 4, 10.1 inch tablet that is in need of a case. I am looking for a case that is similar to one I had on my Asus Transformer. Criteria: Hard cover folds over the screen Opens in ...
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Can the Streacom FC8's heat pipes accomodate a Thin-ITX motherboard

I'd like to use an Asus H81T motherboard for my next desktop, and wanted a fanless case for it. I found the Akasa Euler and Streacom FC8 and the FC8 is the clear winner since it gives me enough room ...
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Computer case for new college build

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...
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Choosing source of light in case. LED stripes or cold cathodes?

I ordered a new case for my ITX build it's Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX (white). I want to light it with cold white light but I have to choose a source of light. I have two favourites (both powered by ...
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Server case upgrade?

I am building a new server. The existing server has what I consider a very nice case (for my needs). It is 10 years old but in like-new condition. I want some advice on keeping that case and PSU (...
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Carrying case for a device and some accessories

I'm looking for a storage case for the following collection of items (not including the ruler, which is just for reference in the photo): The item on the left is a USB KVM adapter, it is about 1" ...
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Small security enclosures

I work in a co-working space and keep a small NAS, a micro-PC, a router and a few other small components running on my desk. While it's a safe space I'd like to add a bit more anti-theft security. ...
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Laptop carrying case for 15 inch laptop

I have an old Targus carrying case that was gifted by my employer a long time ago. It's decent, but bulky. I'm looking for a case that can hold a 15 inch laptop, plus a few additional things (safety ...
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Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

Mini-ITX boards with 8 to 12 SATA connectors aren't that exotic. But what about matching cases? Basically, I am looking for something similar to the SuperChassis 721TQ-250B - but with more hot-swap ...
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Desktop case that allows powering up only one of two HDDs/SSDs

I’m looking for a case for a desktop computer. Or for something to insert into a case. No restrictions/requirements yet (so format/size/slots don‘t matter), except for this: I want to use two 3.5-...
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Best case for z170A M7 and Corsair Hydro H100i V2

I'm currently search for a new custom PC and one of the hardest part to me is to choose what case should i go to. I'm looking for a case that can fit perfectly the motherboard MSI Z170A M7 and the ...
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Consumer/gaming-oriented case with high-end "big iron" server-level build quality

The few times I've encountered server gear, the build quality simply amazes me. It's just remarkably well-built, with incredibly solid metal construction throughout. The quality of the front of the ...
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Workstation for Deep Learning in Pakistan

I need to buy or build a machine for my research in Deep Learning and Computer Vision. I read in some tutorial about building a machine for Deep Learning, it suggested using a CPU with minimum 8 Cores,...
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I carry a lot of stuff in my backpack. How can I protect my laptop? [closed]

I have a backpack full of heavy stuff, and a laptop that I don't want to break. I have noticed an outline of the keyboard on the screen, so it's clear I have too much weight in the wrong places. There ...
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Looking for good external RAID enclosure

I am looking for an simple external RAID enclosure that meets the following specs: 3x 3.5" or more RAID5 JBOD compatible with 12 TByte drives compatible with Linux average performance not very loud (=...
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Pixel 2 XL multi function dock, or fitted sleeve

I have a Pixel 2 XL preordered which is intended to be a development and testing workhorse which will be connected to all sorts of devices in vehicles, at desks, in the field. I need a dock for it. ...
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Desktop PC with two 5.25" drive bays

My parents need a new desktop PC, so I was just going to get them one from Dell or HP or some other company that sells prebuilt PCs. My parents' current desktop PC has two 5.25" optical drives in it, ...
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Hard disk case, similar to the included image

The quality of portable hard disks have been underwhelming for me, so I want to use datacenter hard disks to store my data (Some of my data are being accessed and overwritten frequently, so I need ...
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Battery case with data throughput

I have a Nexus 5X, that I use to connect to my drone with the DJI Go app. I plug my phone into the drone's remote controller through the USB C port on my phone. (Same concept as plugging into a ...
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What Current Motherboard Form Factors Will Fit An LPX Case?

I have an all in one PC from the mid-90s (Compaq Presario 3020 - See below). Based on the riser and from what I can measure (9" x 13"), it looks like an LPX form factor motherboard/case. I want to ...
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Small Case for full size graphics card + swappable hdd

I am looking for a small case with the following requirements: Hardware that should fit in: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP, Sockel 1155, ATX Gigabiyte Radeon HD 7950 4 HDD + 1 SSD be quiet! Pure Power L7 530 ...
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Something to protect a Nexus 6p while allowing a wallet? [closed]

I've got a Nexus 6p with a stretch fabric wallet attached to the back. This is great for storing credit cards since I don't carry a regular wallet, but it does make it difficult to pick a phone case, ...
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Computer case access control?

Is it possible to know when someone open a computer case (hp server 1u), let's say in data center? Inside server is usb port which can be used as some kind of switch. That usb device would write to ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

My primary desktop PC is due for a refresh. I have always built my own, but I might have reached the point where it's worth the extra ~$100 to buy a pre-built machine. The biggest reason I haven't ...
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Remedies for new PSU not fitting into old case (but with extraneous space so it could be made fit)

I had an old PC (the build was originally a Siemens Celsius 460 workstation) whose case I wanted to strip apart and supply with newer components. For most components (those with standardised sizes, i....
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Is there any rack-mount server case which support massive amount of HDD?

I just need to build my custom storage solution. The enterprise grade solution provided by third part company is too expensive and it doesn't cover my requirements. I have overview all the mainstream ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket if my motherboard does not support USB 3.0?

I have Gigabyte GA-H61M-S motherboard and it does not support USB 3.0. My computer case has USB and Audio module but, its not working anymore. So, I am thinking to replace it with a good quality ...
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Small mini-itx case with support for PCIe 4.0 GPUs

I want to build a small factor mini-itx PC for gaming around a motherboard based on AMD X570. Ideally, I am looking for cases <20lt in volume. Slightly bigger cases (<24lt) would also do. The ...
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Smallest Footprint PC Case

I am looking for the smallest possible footprint PC Case to house the following components: Standard ATX power supply - Corsair CX600M Micro ATX motherboard - Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Dual slot graphics ...
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Nano case for Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001

I am searching for a case that is as small as possible but can fit a Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001 and a HDD or SDD (and maybe a case fan). The motherboard has a build in energy supply so ...
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PC Chassis for MSI Motherboard?

I'm building my first Gaming computer, and I need some help deciding which case to get for my motherboard of choice. The motherboard I have chosen is the MSI Z270 Series Gaming Motherboard (link). The ...
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KXRORS S300 PCIe x16 riser cable size?

I wonder if anyone knows what's the size of the PCIe 3.0 Riser cable included with the case? I bought this case and turns out, my Motherboard and GPU are PCIe 4.0. I'm thinking about buying a PCIe 4....
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Small MCU with two RS-232 ports mounted in a box

I need two serial ports (RS-232) and an MCU already mounted in a box. This is not something that requires an OS, so Arduino level is fine. It is going to read in serial data on one port (9,600 bps) ...
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Using components from all-in-one with broken screen

I have a Lenovo all in one A340-24ICB with a broken screen. Is it possible to build a working system with an external monitor: 1 - Transplant the motherboard into a new case. Is there a suitable case ...
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smallest pc case for mini-itx

Have a mini ITX ASROCK motherboard at 6.7 inches square. And existing tower is using a traditional ATX form factor power supply, 400 watt or thereabouts. I want to transplant the motherboard to a new ...
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Is "stacking" fans useful for increasing CFM?

I have a tiny n54l HP microserver, its super compact but perhaps to a fault as the airflow isn't great. I was thinking about replacing the existing fan which is about 100cfm with a stronger one that ...
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Choosing a case for 5090x for heavy duty usage

I am trying to choose a case from the following. I will be using a 5090x with a noctua 15 cooler, need to have space for a future 3080 graphic card and most importantly it needs to able to dissipate ...
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Robust Industrial Camera sought which is small enough to fit

For our project, we need to buy a robust industrial cabled camera (ethernet or usb) that is waterproof and has good shock resistance (up to ~50 g force), and has M-connectors (for protection). Also, ...
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What is this connector locking clips and where to find it?

I have just purchase the HP Elitebook 8570w and disassemble it for cleaning. Unfortunately when I was trying to put it back I broke all three clips locking cables connection touch-pad and fingerprint-...
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Looking for horizontal PC Case that fits into this furniture

I'm looking for PC horizontal case that will fit into this It is hard to find one. So I'm looking for the horizontal PC case that will support: front intake 140mm fans with dust filter back 140mm ...
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A very large computer case

So, now I have HAF X case, ASUS Rampage IV, and a 1080Ti video card. All fine and well, except I can't fit the video card into the second x16 PCI slot because of the case back panel hinge. So I need ...
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Case fan that works with the motherboard controls

Im after a case fan that i can use with the motherboards controll. I currently have Current configuration Coarsair carbide 100r silent edition http://www.corsair.com/en-au/carbide-series-100r-...
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What are the smallest mini-ITX cases available? [closed]

I want to build a PC as small as possible, so I'm considering a mini-ITX build which support dedicated graphic card. In fact I don't need a graphic card right now, but just in case I will need one in ...
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New Gaming System - Case [Romania]

I'm building a system to play the latest games at max settings at 1920x1080 and get as close to 30 FPS as possible within the budget. The trouble is that the website I'm buying from is in Romanian, ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions? [closed]

Before you ask why I would spend around $800-850 dollars on a pc, it is just for a video. I'm not actually buying the parts. (Though I wish I could build it; as I never got to before) I'm making ...
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What is the most reliable computer case fan you can buy?

I am trying to buy the most reliable case fan known to man. The Fans noise level can be as loud as it wants. The fan has to have good enough airflow. The fan has to last a long time. Those are ...
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Is there a way I can build a "modular desk" around this case?

I have a mobility and space issue. I moved from a 5000 sq. ft. house to a 1200 sq ft condominium, and have two computers each sharing the Thermaltake WP200 chassis: While the machine is on castors ...
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