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 Post subject: ***Need New SFF Case. Suggestions?***
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Currently have a Thermaltake Lanbox http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1320&ID=1428. It's about 4-5 years old. Power button just went on it and I have a couple busted USB ports. Time to upgrade/update. Looking for a good SFF case.

My favorite part about this case is the handle on top and I don't see any new SFF cases with a built-in handle.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: ***Need New SFF Case. Suggestions?***
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:45 pm 
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I'm partial to Silverstone's selection, in particular the FT03.

But you pay a premium for Silverstone. So what's your budget?


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 Post subject: Re: ***Need New SFF Case. Suggestions?***
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:05 pm 
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No budget persay. Im open to anything as long as it is quality. I should specify that I am looking for a microatx case. I really liked bitphenix's prodigy case, but its only compatible with mitx even though it's bigger than mos matx cases.

Also looking at SilverStone. SG09 right now.


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 Post subject: Re: ***Need New SFF Case. Suggestions?***
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:53 am 
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Indeed. Silverstone has some fantastic cases. I luv my mATX PS07, it is more solid that the TJ08-E. I found this out the buying way. Probably too big for what you're after.

As you both say, the SG-series is solid and very popular. Yes, stay away from the Prodigy. It is grossly mismarketed, it's a huge case and those stupid feet/handles are the flimsiest you'd ever image. Right now, I'm building in both the PQ-07 and PQ-11 and finding it a joy. I think I'm going to redo a Lian Li rack HTPC I have, and use this PQ-11 instead. It's the cats meow. So don't overlook the Lian-Li's. NewEgg is always running $40/$50 off them so just pay attention. I did just spot the new Coolermaster Elite 120 at MC and it looked back at me. If you like the shoebox look, this is a real contender.

And finally, any SFF recommendation worthashit must include the new Fractal Node. On shelves any day. Yum!



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 Post subject: Re: ***Need New SFF Case. Suggestions?***
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:12 pm 
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I wouldn't exactly overlook the Prodigy if the surface you're putting it on is hard. But you do have to ask yourself why they did that.


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