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post #1 of 3 Old 12-07-2012, 06:15 AM - Thread Starter
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I am new to the forum, so I hope I am posting this in the right area. I purchased hardware last year and built my own HTPC, but now the case that I bought is too large for the entertainment center we have. I wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions for a smaller case that would fit my current hardware? I am also going to create a post in the classifieds to see if anyone would want to buy my HTPC, so I can get something smaller. Here is my hardware list:

1 x Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan

1 x Western Digital Elements 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive

1 x LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C32B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

1 x Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply

1 x LG UH10LS20 Blu-ray Disc Combo Internal SATA 10x SuperMulti Blue LightScribe

1 x AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

1 x Western Digital WD Blue WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
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In what way doesn't the LianLi not fit (width/depth/height)?

For an ATX mobo, you are pretty limited. I don't ever buy them anymore. mATX will give you everything you ever need (except 4x Crossfire) in a smaller, more versatile package.

The 17" width for an HTPC style case will be the standard (especially if it's ATX capable) as most AVRs are that wide.

Depth is usually the issue and the PC-C32 is probably the deepest of all of them. The nMedia 2000B and Silverstone LC13 are about 3" shorter.

If you really wanted something different and had the right components, you could go for the nMedia HTPC 8000, but that's kinda out there, design-wise...

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The Lian-Li PC-C60 is about 4" less deep than the PC-C32. It is an ATX case. That might be an option for you if depth is the issue.

 

 

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