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Horizontal PC cases?

lmorchardlmorchard {web,mad,computer} scientistDetroit, MI Icrontian

Does anyone make a decent horizontal mini-ITX case? As in, for a DIY console with a right-angle PCI riser for a full-sized GPU? I've got a Fractal Design Node 304—see my old review on this very site!—but kind of want something I can slide under the couch. (Yes, I have odd & possibly inadvisable requirements)

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  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian

    Maybe one of these fits your specs.

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-202-integra-sfx-450w-psu

    The Node 202 has it's own GPU chamber for up to 310 mm long cards.

  • lmorchardlmorchard {web,mad,computer} scientist Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Yeah, I've randomly googled & seen cases like those Silverstones and I'm considering the Node 202. Anyone around these parts actually built a PC with one?

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    Been a long time since I did one for somebody's home theater rack. At that time I used an Antec case that I don't believe is in production any longer. Silverstone quality is usually pretty good, I know the Fractal stuff is all built amazing. What GPU will you be using?

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    I know the Fractal stuff is all built amazing.

    I like the look of many of their designs, but unfortunately the mATX tower I bought was a disappointment (hard drives don't fit properly with cables attached, 2/3 fans died in first year). The fans aren't that big of deal, but regarding fit, I wouldn't recommend buying a case from them until you've found a review of that particular model saying there are no major issues. I guess that's decent advice regardless of manufacturer.

  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga Icrontian
    edited 28 Feb

    Man how dusty does that thing get under a couch, with hardwood floors, and a cat?

    EDIT: For actual advice. Maybe a Lian-Li something like this http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q19/
    I have the NCase which was Lian-Li manufactured and I got say that the manufacturing on it is top notch no problems. I have not however ever worked in a Lian-Li designed case, but I do hear great things.

    BlueTattoolmorchard
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    @Karma said:
    EDIT: For actual advice. Maybe a Lian-Li something like this http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q19/

    Ooo, that's nice. I have a PC-A05FN, and I wouldn't mind another Lian-Li when I downsize to micro-ATX. The build quality is superb, they sell replacement parts (I got an vented top panel), and the light weight is always appreciated when I move it around.

  • lmorchardlmorchard {web,mad,computer} scientist Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @Karma said:
    Man how dusty does that thing get under a couch, with hardwood floors, and a cat?

    It's actually not too bad. We have wood floors and the couch is pretty tall. It's not much different than if it were next to a desk or something IMO. I check it out every month or so, clean off the filter screens & such. It's never really all that dirty.

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