Any recommendations for small mATX cases? Ideally needs to be able to fit an average size GPU and a H100i. I've been eyeing up the corsair air 240, but it still looks a little big for what I'm after.
The 240 is complete shit. Very poor build quality, zero noise isolation, some stupid design choices and almost no width clearance for aftermarket GPU coolers.
I pre-ordered it based on good reviews, used it for five months and binned it. Moved to a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv (another big ITX case) and I love it.
Neither are really what you're after, though. Even the bitfenix cases on their mITX platform mentioned above are big. If you really want small, go with either Lian Li or Silverstone.
Is the Hadron itx only? The main reason I'm looking for mATX is I already have a PC which I'm looking to move into a smaller case, but the socket is am3+. I'd preferably not want to get an entirely new CPU and shit so I'm not spending a fortune.
I wouldn't spend that much money then.
Just get a Core 1100 or an N200. Both sub-$40 cases and super-tiny.
You could get the Corsair 250D or as another anon mentioned, the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv.
I have a Prodigy, it's really nice and my CPU temps don't go over 45 degrees, but I'm kinda wishing I went with white. The black shows a lot of dust and it's kind of a pain to move stuff around because it's so small.
If I get a new case, I'll probably get the Air 240 or Phanteks Enthoo Evolv.
I think I'm going to go with the prodigy m. Most of the air intake will be at the top and being expelled out the back and bottom, so front ventilation im not too fussed about. Also found a mobo to use with it
Please teach me master. I had a Nepton 240L with 2x NF-P12s and 2x NF-F12s on top, put through a tbalancer. PSU & GPU were hybrid passive, and the HDDs were 5200 & 5400 RPM affairs.
It was the noisiest case I've ever worked with, I suspect because of the ~2mm window. How do you maintain silence?
pretty much this
got 2 AF 120s as exhaust and 4 SP 120s for the radiator, honestly i can't even hear it even under load, and it's on top of a nightstand next to my desk.
Just get better fans i guess.
The orientation of the fans would've been unlikely to affect the noise, but it could've done. Not that this makes the situation any better.
And please point me the way of something better than reduced-speed noctuas
It's cheap and fits tons of rads (280+240+180)
Sadly you can't get one without a window unless you buy two and sell one with 2 windows on ebay.
>I think I'm going to go with the prodigy m.
Prodigy M is such a stylistically regressive case.
The future is horizontal, not regular tiny ATX (i.e. vertical).
I have one of these, in that color. I love it, good cable management and no cooling issues, even with stock fans and stock cooler. It almost big enough internally to fit an ATX, and for my mATX gigabyte board, has plenty of leftover room. Overall, I love the case, I love corsair, but the material is a bit cheap and its bigger than it needs to be for an mATX. While there is no excuse for the easily scratched material (including the window) the size comes with a big advantage - you essentially don't have to worry about the size of your graphics card. Can fit a full 3 fan system, look into this if you are serious about the case.