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AaronOB 7 days ago

I'm looking a mini itx case that's portable and can fit full atx psu's and most gpu's. Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks!

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iPxn3z 1 Build 2 points 7 days ago

Thermaltake core v1, fits all as requested.

Maybe a stretch on the portability

A5PECT 1 Build 2 points 7 days ago

Silverstone Sugo SG13

It's the smallest case that can still fit ATX power supplies and full-length graphics cards.

Cooler Master Elite 110

Second smallest, and is more limited in regards to maximum card length.

AaronOB submitter 1 point 7 days ago

Was thinking about the cooler master elite 110, I'll look at YouTube videos and reviews to make my mind up. Thanks!

AaronOB submitter 1 point 7 days ago

what would be the next biggest case after that? Was looking at the cooler master elite 130 but is it much bigger than the 110?

A5PECT 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

The Elite 130 or Fractal Design Core 500.

They're twice as deep as the 110, but their heights and widths are about the same.

They're about the size of a shoebox.

AaronOB submitter 1 point 7 days ago

okay thanks a lot. It's hard to know what theyll look like in irl from pictures haha.

A5PECT 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

I'm away from them for today, but I have an SG13, Elite 110, and Elite 130.

If you're willing to wait, I can post a comparative photos tomorrow afternoon.

AaronOB submitter 1 point 7 days ago

that would be great! thanks.

Nuckles_56 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

The other thing is that you can easily fit a full length GPU in the Elite 130 if you want and also you can have an optical drive. Make sure that you get a modular PSU for these cases as they don't have a lot of room for cable management.

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 7 days ago

BitFenix Prodigy

Meets all criteria, and comes in a wide selection of colors

Allan_M_Systems 1 point 6 days ago

Bigger than many mATX cases. Not portable IMO.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

It's huge, I wouldn't get it. The size isn't portable at all and you can't put it in a bag or anything.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

I would have recommended a Node 202, but OP required a handle. There's a Silverstone case that could work, though.

Allan_M_Systems 1 point 6 days ago

The point, is that it's an ITX case that is bigger than many mATX cases.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

That might be true, I haven't had any experience with the cage

AaronOB submitter 1 point 6 days ago

cheers, I'll look into that one.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Full ATX PSU? That is one of the primary factors that reduces portable cases. Something like the Node 202 don't use ATX PSUs, but SFX PSUs, and it is very compact.

AaronOB submitter 1 point 6 days ago

yeah I know but I've a good atx psu so I don't feel any point of getting rid of it.

GentlemanShark 1 Build 2 points 6 days ago

Alright, if you are fine limiting your choices to mostly cases that struggle to fit in a bag or backpack, look at the Ncase M1.