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post Feb 12 2019, 10:14 PM

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QUOTE(hoyoyo80 @ Feb 7 2019, 11:54 AM)
Now, im aiming at Cougar QBX or White RVZ03:P anyone had this?
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We only have RVZ02B-W case.
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post Feb 14 2019, 04:59 PM

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QUOTE(hoyoyo80 @ Feb 7 2019, 11:54 AM)
Now, im aiming at Cougar QBX or White RVZ03:P anyone had this?
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never had both (currently running my system in a Node 202)

but I'd go for RVZ03 unless if you're very good at cable management then go for the QBX
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post Feb 18 2019, 12:51 PM

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QUOTE(zf1tech @ Nov 19 2018, 12:04 PM)
wish me luck guys. gonna waterkul

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What case is this?
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post Feb 22 2019, 02:17 PM

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Hi Guys,

I looking for SFF casing that can fit at least 6 3.5 hdd, any recommendation?
Can't find the LianLi Q25 in malaysia sad.gif
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post Feb 22 2019, 06:26 PM

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QUOTE(DaTaPcHousE @ Feb 22 2019, 02:17 PM)
Hi Guys,

I looking for SFF casing that can fit at least 6 3.5 hdd, any recommendation?
Can't find the LianLi Q25 in malaysia sad.gif
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with that amount of hard drives I doubt you can find a small casing sweat.gif
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post Feb 22 2019, 06:41 PM

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QUOTE(DaTaPcHousE @ Feb 22 2019, 02:17 PM)
Hi Guys,

I looking for SFF casing that can fit at least 6 3.5 hdd, any recommendation?
Can't find the LianLi Q25 in malaysia sad.gif
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Not exactly the smallest but you might want to have a look at
http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product.../node-304-black
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post Mar 15 2019, 11:21 AM

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QUOTE(daijoubu @ Feb 18 2019, 12:51 PM)
What case is this?
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Looks like Raijintek Ophion Evo
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post Mar 27 2019, 12:19 PM

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Rig update! rclxm9.gif rclxm9.gif

Recently been quite on a roll with updating my rig. Here's the summary:
1) swapped the mobo from Asus H110i-Plus to Asus Strix B250i (just for the sake of having M.2 slots)
2) swapped the RAM from Vengeance LPX to Vengeance LED
3) swapped the GPU from EVGA GTX1060 3GB to Zotac GTX1070 Mini
4) swapped the case from Fractal Design Node 202 + 450W Integra PSU to a Cougar QBX + CM Masterwatt 650W

basically the *only* original parts that I'm currently using is the Core i5-6500, the 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD. also aside from the case & PSU, all are used items laugh.gif

M.2 drives gonna wait for another round of shopping icon_idea.gif icon_idea.gif

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notes:
- cable managing in this case is waaayy more challenging than my old Node202 sweat.gif sweat.gif

- for easier cable management, I'd recommend to go for SFX PSU. this particular Masterwatt 650 has 140mm x 150mm (L x W) dimension, which is the maximum that this case supports

- the fans I'm using is the Thermaltake Riing 12 Plus, which requires a USB 2.0 header which my mobo didn't have. so need to manually set it by plugging in a micro USB cable (thank god) to an external USB port, set the profile I want, save it and unplug the cable again.

- the QBX can *barely* fit regular sized fans (25mm thick) and most builders would recommend using a 15mm thick, low profile fans for better clearance. I got away with squeezing in a rubber washer in between the GPU and the fans, or else the GPU fans would get stuck to the rubber mounting of the fans cry.gif

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post Mar 29 2019, 08:41 PM

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post Apr 5 2019, 04:52 PM

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QUOTE(yuktsi14 @ Dec 19 2018, 09:38 PM)
Anyone using the Louqe Ghost s1 here?
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any source to buy? official doesn't ship to malaysia nor asia
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post Apr 6 2019, 11:00 PM

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I am thinking of starting my first air cooled SFF build that i can travel with in my backpack.

Potential cases would be:-
Node 202
Elite 110
SG13
QBX

Although the QBX is close to 20L, because of its shoebox like shape i feel that it will fit best in a regular backpack compared to the other 3 cases. The node 202 is very wide and the elite and sg13 are cubes.

Of course the perfect cases would be the Louqe Ghost S1 and also the Dan A4 SFX. However those cases are too expensive, not to mention impossible to source. The cases i listed about are RM300++ max. That's my budget for a SFF case.

So i have 2 questions.
1. Anyone has experience travelling with the cases i mentioned in a backpack (not carry on luggage) ?

2. Any other cases to recommend within my budget?
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post Apr 10 2019, 04:10 PM

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Any advice for a cheap complete fully functional SFF? Thanks
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post Apr 11 2019, 07:36 AM

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QUOTE(Cowislembu @ Apr 6 2019, 11:00 PM)
I am thinking of starting my first air cooled SFF build that i can travel with in my backpack.

Potential cases would be:-
Node 202
Elite 110
SG13
QBX

Although the QBX is close to 20L, because of its shoebox like shape i feel that it will fit best in a regular backpack compared to the other 3 cases. The node 202 is very wide and the elite and sg13 are cubes.

Of course the perfect cases would be the Louqe Ghost S1 and also the Dan A4 SFX. However those cases are too expensive, not to mention impossible to source. The cases i listed about are RM300++ max. That's my budget for a SFF case.

So i have 2 questions.
1. Anyone has experience travelling with the cases i mentioned in a backpack (not carry on luggage) ?

2. Any other cases to recommend within my budget?
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I have never used Elite110 or the SG13 before, but my rig was running in a Node202 before and currently in a QBX.

Since you already got your budget limit there so I assume you already survey the market price for the listed cases. As in your case ( pun intended tongue.gif ) for travelling, in my opinion the Node 202 is the best candidate


My reasons are:

1) Layout - Node 202 have the GPU mounted to the mobo via a riser, so it will reduce the risk of physical stress to the PCIe x16 slot, which is one of the main concern if you're hauling your PC frequently

2) Size - I believe Node 202 would take the least space in your luggage out of the 4, and the QBX should come right after it. as of SG13 and Elite110 have similar layout and physical dimensions, and also take up a significantly larger footprint

3) Cooling - I am not sure on how Elite110 and SG13 thermal performance, but I can say in my own experience my system runs warmer in the QBX. Maybe it was due to the fact that the Node 202 have separate cooling chamber for CPU & GPU, and have reduced the risk of both component recycled hot air with each other


for the price that you have set, I don't think there are any more (locally available) compact ITX cases
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post Apr 11 2019, 07:53 AM

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additional note:

1) Node 202 have very limited storage option, and it will only support up to 2x 2.5" drives so you might want to consider looking for mobo with M.2 slot for additional drives

2) I would suggest to get the Node 202 with the 450W Fractal Design's own Integra PSU. it's 80+ bronze rated, and performance is pretty solid (used for more than 2 years before, never had a single issue) and the PSU feels like it was tailor made for Node 202. eventhough it's not modular (and excuse the ketchup and mustard coloured cables) but the length is just about right for all the hardware you're gonna fit inside the case. the provided power connectors are just the right amount for what the Node202 would be able to support; 24-pin power, 4+4 cpu power, 2x SATA power, and 2x 6+2 PCIE power with no extra (read: unneeded) connectors so you'll have better experience with cable managing inside the case.

cost-wise, it'll be relatively cheaper too (the case alone is about RM350, while the combo costs about RM650) since a decent SFX PSU (you really don't want to cheap out on this one) would cost about RM300 for a non-modular Silverstone 450W PSU. the modular ones gonna set you back almost RM400 for 450W.

budget wise I believe the combo is better in terms of cost, but if you have some money to spare then I'd suggest you get a higher rated SFX PSU with modular cables

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post Apr 17 2019, 11:34 AM

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QUOTE(rihuhs @ Apr 11 2019, 07:53 AM)
additional note:

1) Node 202 have very limited storage option, and it will only support up to 2x 2.5" drives so you might want to consider looking for mobo with M.2 slot for additional drives

2) I would suggest to get the Node 202 with the 450W Fractal Design's own Integra PSU. it's 80+ bronze rated, and performance is pretty solid (used for more than 2 years before, never had a single issue) and the PSU feels like it was tailor made for Node 202. eventhough it's not modular (and excuse the ketchup and mustard coloured cables) but the length is just about right for all the hardware you're gonna fit inside the case. the provided power connectors are just the right amount for what the Node202 would be able to support; 24-pin power, 4+4 cpu power, 2x SATA power, and 2x 6+2 PCIE power with no extra (read: unneeded) connectors so you'll have better experience with cable managing inside the case.

cost-wise, it'll be relatively cheaper too (the case alone is about RM350, while the combo costs about RM650) since a decent SFX PSU (you really don't want to cheap out on this one) would cost about RM300 for a non-modular Silverstone 450W PSU. the modular ones gonna set you back almost RM400 for 450W.

budget wise I believe the combo is better in terms of cost, but if you have some money to spare then I'd suggest you get a higher rated SFX PSU with modular cables
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I like design of the node 202. It's thin tall but very WIDE. With its' width, would you be able to fit it in your standard backpack? No doubt it will fit nicely in a carry on luggage . Did you every travel somewhere domestically with your sff pc?
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post Apr 17 2019, 12:10 PM

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