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Computer case for new college build

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 (...
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Desktop case that allows powering up only one of two HDDs/SSDs

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, ...
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Recommendation for "thin tower PC cases"

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 ...
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Remedies for new PSU not fitting into old case (but with extraneous space so it could be made fit)

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 ...
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Recommendation for "thin tower PC cases"

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, ...
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Computer case for new college build

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 ...
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Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

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 ...
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Can the Streacom FC8's heat pipes accomodate a Thin-ITX motherboard

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 ...
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Computer case for new college build

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 ...
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Computer case for new college build

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 ...
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Case to support EEB motherboard and dual ATX power-supplies

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 ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

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 ...
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Best case for z170A M7 and Corsair Hydro H100i V2

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 ...
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Choosing source of light in case. LED stripes or cold cathodes?

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 ...
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A new case for an old build

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....
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A new case for an old build

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 ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions?

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 ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions?

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 ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

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 ...
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Hard disk case, similar to the included image

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 ...
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Desktop PC with two 5.25" drive bays

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 ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket if my motherboard does not support USB 3.0?

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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What is the most reliable computer case fan you can buy?

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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Is there any mounting standard for prefilled liquid coolers?

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 ...
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Nano case for Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001

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 ...
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Consumer/gaming-oriented case with high-end "big iron" server-level build quality

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 ...
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Workstation for Deep Learning in Pakistan

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 ...
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Why are these Micro-ATX motherboards different sizes

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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PC Chassis for MSI Motherboard?

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") ...
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Compact mATX case for NAS system with four 3.5" drives

I cannot find a cube style but the following did come across as a good option. SilverStone PS08B @ Newegg 39.99 SilverStone PS08B @ Amazon(prime eligible) 39.99 Just posted the Newegg link along ...
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