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Best Mini-ITX case around 100$ (with actually good thermals)

alcappuccino
  • 2 months ago

Hello everyone,

I'm thinking in building this pc: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/mq8CMc

One of my bigger doubts is the case. I want a small case with good thermals and on my research I've found a good contender which is the Silverstone RVZ03. Slim, not expensive and good thermals. But also kind of hate the looks.

So, in your opinion, which cases have good thermals, are slim and around 100 $?

Thank you in advance.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does it need to be a slim case?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in another country so if I want to travel with my case back home, I need something that fits on a hand luggage or in a backpack. At least, I like to have that option. But also, the wife doesn't want a monster case in our living room :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe the RVZ01?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor €309.00 @ ARLT
CPU Cooler Scythe Big Shuriken 3 50.79 CFM CPU Cooler €45.89 @ Aquatuning
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard €119.80 @ Alza
Memory Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €87.80 @ Alza
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €131.80 @ Alza
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card €497.90 @ Alza
Case *Silverstone RVZ01-E HTPC Case €98.89 @ Alternate
Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply €134.89 @ Alternate
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan €4.89 @ Aquatuning
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan €4.89 @ Aquatuning
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1435.75
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 01:46 CET+0100

Or if you really want to downsize, this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor €309.00 @ ARLT
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler €31.98 @ Alternate
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard €119.80 @ Alza
Memory Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €87.80 @ Alza
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €131.80 @ Alza
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card €497.90 @ Alza
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case €86.89 @ Alternate
Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply €134.89 @ Alternate
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan €4.89 @ Aquatuning
Case Fan ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan €4.89 @ Aquatuning
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1409.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 01:47 CET+0100
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the delay!

The Fractal Design is really nice, thanks. Small and portable. I'll have to research about the thermals. Do you have first hand experience with the case?

I actually went ahed and searched more Silverstone cases. They have some nice ones and not so expensive. Between the RVZ03 and RVZ01, the 01 is much nicer. But I don't know if there is an improvement in something since the 03 is newer.

I also found the Silverstone ML08, ML07 and RVZ02 which appeal to me. But I don't really know if they are adequate for my build. They have enough size, I think. I just don't know if they are recommended due to the thermals being too high (I still have to research about the thermals)

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