Author Topic: Can't find a single good desktop case  (Read 311 times)

  • Offline Serious

  • Posts: 14,116
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
Can't find a single good desktop case
on: March 10, 2019, 03:14:31 AM
I mean an old style desktop case rather than a tower case.

Would mean I don't have to put it on it's side when I want to do anything inside and the graphic card/HSF won't stress the motherboard.

    • Tekforums.net - It's new and improved!
  • Offline Clock'd 0Ne

  • Clockedtastic
  • Posts: 10,502
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 16:14:51 PM
Have you tried Silverstone? Not sure what your budget is but I'm sure they still make desktop style cases.

  • Offline Serious

  • Posts: 14,116
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 18:10:10 PM
SilverStone Grandia SST-GD08B does look like an option. £137.88 is a little more than I would have liked but it's a home cinema case.

Now to find some guts to go into it. Already have a spare 1TB Crucial SSD. Some form of Nvidea GeForce 2070, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Gen2 or 7 2700X Gen2 and 16GB memory. Decent starting point?
Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 18:24:53 PM by Serious #187;

Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 18:24:47 PM
full atx or could you use an mATX board?

  • Offline Serious

  • Posts: 14,116
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 18:29:39 PM
I would prefer a full ATX merely for the room to do stuff in the case. I have had mATX before but the case does get tight. Drive bays I really just need a couple of 5.25and a 3.5. One 5.25 is going to get a home for up to 4 X SSDs.

Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 18:34:41 PM
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/search?sSearch=grandia

theres a few here but maybe too small for you, theres a couple of b grade items that might save a few £££ too

  • Offline Serious

  • Posts: 14,116
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 14:40:57 PM
OK, decided to do something completely different - 4U rack mount case.

Yes, totally mad. But there is method in it.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07G4KF134

  • Offline Serious

  • Posts: 14,116
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Reply #7 on: May 04, 2019, 14:42:34 PM
Case arrived. Heavy duty steel. No instructions of course, as if I need them. Chocolate fireguard lock - better than nothing.

Think it will do.


Waited so long the next gen AMD should be shipping in a few months...

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.