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Are there small SSD-only cases out there?

NeoTron

60 months ago

I've started planning for a new computer, and I've decided I want as small of a computer as possible. That said, I still want a powerful build. One thing that crossed my mind is that I don't need any space for HDD's or DVD/BD-drives. I'll likely run dual-SSD (perhaps one M2 SSD, one SATA).

However in addition to supporting 2 SSD's I also wanting to fit in:

  • 1-2 GTX980 cards
  • top tier CPU (not sure which kind, but alas)
  • 32 GB capable motherboard (i.e probably 4 slots) - might limit how small the motherboard is.
  • preferably an enclosed water cooling system (I really like them over stock cpu fans).
  • Would be preferable to have bottom-mounted PSU (that doesn't connect airflow with the case), and top-mounted fan exhaust for water cooler.

So I guess my question is, are there any 2.5"/SSD only cases at all? It seems like you could save a lot in size by not making room for 3.5/5.25" devices. Clearly I still want space for one or two large graphics cards so it can't be an ultra-small, integrated graphics only case.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I would assume that if you are running two large graphics cards you would most definitely want a mid tower at least considering the cooling for the cards. Small computer and two cards/water cooling but no hard drives don't really fit together.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Try lian-Li cases, comes at a price premium though.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want 2 gtx 980's and water cooling the smallest your going to be able to go is mid tower

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