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I have to recommend my favorite: the Fractal Design Define R5 (~$110 USD). This case is beyond excellent for everything you'd ever want. It's also one of the highest-rated cases for noise reduction (meaning it's very quiet). The specs: ATX mid Quick-release side panel for easy access Removable ODD and HDD cages, removable fan slot covers, removable optical ...


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In a million years, I would have never thought that this existed. But.. The Sata Switch is a thing. This model, can hold 4 different SATA3 drives. I read the product description and information, and it seems like it will do everything you are looking to do, for the cool price of 79.00. Literally cuts the power from the unused drives, I'm assuming ...


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If you're not planning to add more than one expansion card (say, a TV tuner card) to your system, a mini-ITX board in a low profile or home theater case fits your needs. If you want two to four cards (tuner card, dedicated graphics card, dedicated network card, etc), a microATX board in a low profile case will work. Note that a low-profile case uses narrow ...


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The Fractal Design Node 202 is a very small form factor PC case (console size), with support for a full size graphics card. A link to the fractal design page for all their node series cases is here, and I suggest you check them out. It will come out soon and uses mini-ITX boards. In addition, the Cooler Master Obsidian series has some very small form factor ...


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I recommend a Phanteks "Enthoo Pro Series" full ATX case, which is $100 on Newegg. My main machine rests in this case. It sits behind my desk and the fans are very quiet. As an added benefit, I know it fits the parts I've recommended in the other answers I've provided, plus a full sized video card, optical drive and multiple HDDs and SSDs. It also has: 3 ...


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Find out what form factor the original PSU is, then buy a PSU Adapter Plate which will adapt whatever that form factor is to standard ATX. Then attach that plate to your new PSU, and then bolt the other form factor edge to the darker gray object (object [1] in your nomenclature). Should work, though you might have to get creative with fasteners (you might ...


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TL;DR: Get an R510 instead of a case. If you already own a motherboard or need to buy new, get an RPC-4116 (if you need to buy new or prefer a cleaner solution) or a DAS and an LSI 9200-8e. Finding an enclosure with 10+ hot-swap bays is incredibly easy–just take a look at Newegg's server chassis page. Right away though, you'll notice the first issue: price....


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You are looking for a ATX case. I have a few suggestions for you. Consider the LIAN LI PC-A05FNB or the Antec Sonata Series SOLO II. For comparision I have listed the Fractal Design Define R5, which is my favorite case. However, it is too large for your requirements ("but dont to be very big outside"). It's dimensions are 17.76" x 9.13" x 20.51". You seem ...


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Use a tower styled CPU cooler (such as the Hyper 212 Evo) with some quiet fans running at very low RPMs (I recommend the Noctua NF-F12). Use a GPU that has the fans completely OFF when under a certain temperature (such as the ASUS Strix line). Make sure your case has good airflow to ensure the GPU fans almost never run (i.e. place quiet fans for intake at ...


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I ended up asking Streacom (what an idea, eh?) and they confirmed that the FC8 should work fine with Thin-ITX, such as the Asus H81T. I received my FC8 Alpha and can confirm that it happily accomodates Thin-ITX boards (I'm using an H81T, but Thin-ITX is sufficiently precisely defined that it should work for all Thin-ITX boards).


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Here are 2 cases that you may be able to use for a double power supply. The Thermaltake Core X9 is a solid metal case meant for pc's with EATX support. it modulair and you can probably fit a dual ATX PSU in. The IPC 4U-4310L is a server rack with support for a redundant power supply. this also has hot swap ports and is a 4u form factor. Both are not the ...


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My dream case, and I actually own this one. You did say minimum size right? Its a mid tower, but just barely. The cosair 600T. Used by Jeff Atwood and used by the folks who develop stackexchange least of all me. This is the case for the discerning computer builder who can't be bothered with trivialities like a lack of space and wants to manage cables like ...


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I'd suggest my other dream case - the HAF XB While it looks like a mini ITX case, its really a full ATX case designed to double as a workbench. Lets see no smaller than an ATX-Mid case. its arranged a bit oddly but I'll take a full ATX board. can support all picked out parts (listed and linked below) I believe so ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer ...


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I really can't think of a reason to get cold cathodes, except maybe they produce more light than some LEDs. LEDs will always use less power as long as you are comparing it against a cold cathode with the same amount of light emitted. LEDs will also last longer than cold cathodes and are less fragile since they aren't in glass tubes. LEDs usually come in ...


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This build needs work. You should wait out on buying AMD CPU's atleast till Zen comes out. They've just been re-releasing the same chip by overclocking it, and the 8320 is a slow chip. It's even slower than the 8350, which is the go-to chip for gaming AMD builds. Also, because of a different architecture, AMD CPU's with a given frequency are far slower ...


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There is an energy-saving version of the FX8320, it just has an E at the End of it's name: FX8320E. A 1200W-PSU is far enough for a 150W-GPU and a 105W-CPU, a smaller one like 650W-730W would also be far enough. Also I wouldn't mix a AMD-CPU with a nVidia-GPU but nearly everybody says, that this doesn't do anything. The rest is fine. I don't know anythin ...


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Consider using the Enermax Ostrog. Although it does not meet the USB Type-C requirement (Which I honestly doubt that any case under $60 would have at this point), it does fufil your other requirements. I have personally used this case in the past, and I can say that it does indeed work well. On a side note, the side panel is essentially one huge window; ...


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It is hard to find case which meets all your requirements in this budget but I have two recommendations under $70: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 - $70 on newegg.com. It is black with red lighted fan in front panel and meets all your requirements without USB type C support. This case has quite good cable managment and good airflow. Thermaltake Commander G41 ...


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A Newegg tech advisor noted that Asus and Lenovo case designs tend to be pretty quiet. Rather than build I decided this time to buy a Lenovo 300-20ish on sale, which was actually cheaper than building an equivalent system. Been a while since I've bought a finished desktop, but it's a really neat little tower, and it's quieter than any other computers I use....


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The real problem is that the difference between an external hard drive and an external hard drive enclosure is whether or not there's a drive in it. Most of the manufacturers sell the enclosures separately, and those enclosures have little-to-no shock absorption when dropped. This is because an HDD is intended to be a stationary form of media. SSD have no ...


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Acer has some Veriton M desktops that have two 5 1/4" drive bays. For example the M4660G model and M6650G model are both available with a 256 GB SSD drive for under $800. I also found the Lenovo P520c desktop that has two 5 1/4" bays, although that is over $800.


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You will need an adapter for it because usb2 is 9 pin and your product mentioned is usb3 19 pin bracket so something similar like this can talk to both mother board and bracket.


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For the consumer side I would recommend a Noctua industrial series fan. I can't say much about the enterprise products as I am not familiar with them.


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The vast majority of modern tower cases (and many smaller cases) support at least a 240mm radiator with fans in some configuration. AFAIK, there is no standardized compatibility keyword; however, most manufacturers make it clear in their documentation what radiators are supported (both footprint and thickness.) One useful tool is PCPartPicker. To check ...


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Probably the Node 202 based on price, but making your own could be pretty cool. Although really it depends how much you care about size vs. cost vs. your own time, since you're not exactly trying to cram a lot of hardware in. Compatibility Looking at an overhead view of the motherboard, it clearly shares the same mounting holes as mITX. So any case with ...


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I personally use the Thermaltake WP200. That is, the W200 core chassis atop the P200 extension chassis. It follows the "if it's interior, it's metal" approach, right down to the removable motherboard tray on one side. It currently houses TWO computers and came with power and USB headers for both; my i7 2600k on one side and my i7 8700k on the other, ...


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The Rosewill RNX-AC1900PCE I'm guessing based off your post you want an internal adapter, and not a USB one. I'm a little surprised you want one at all given it already has an internal card, but hey–if you want a bit of an upgrade, here's your card. As @SiXandSeven8ths said, you'll need a card with a low profile bracket. Luckily, almost every card comes ...


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Unfortunately, all options are rather bad. I think option 3 is somewhat acceptable given the circumstances. I would recommend expanding your search. The ram of your GPU is also important. The 1050 has only 2GB, which is not enough. You'll need more, otherwise you cannot train most models. Can you buy a GPU and install it in a available computer in your ...


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To directly answer your question of why they are different sizes, they are different models, and both are within the micro-atx specification.


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You might take a look at the NZXT Source 530. It fits all of your requirements: Can mount 1 SSD (2.5") and 1 HDD (3.5"), however it does have space for additional drives (3x 5.25", 6x 2.5" or 3.5") Full Tower ATX case (Fits ATX motherboards and is a Full Tower) Fits ATX PSUs Has standoff points and standoffs included in the box Within your budget. It can ...


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