Discussion Help my build my first SFF PC

theredmango

Cable Smoosher
Original poster
Feb 16, 2021
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Hello all, so I am soon going to be having two "base of operations" so need something that is easy to move between the two places twice a week.
(I have been considering a laptop but tbh they are too expensive and run too hot for my liking, plus i will be driving so i dont need it that compact)

The build its self will be Ryzen 5 5600x & RTX 3070.

The case is my sticking point, ive narrowed it down to 4 after alot of research.

SellerCaseVolume (L)AIO SupportCPU Cooler Height (mm)GPU Thickness (mm)GPU Length (mm)GPU Width (mm)
Cooler MasterNR20018.2528015570330156
ssupdMeshlicious14.682807280334155
GEEEKA60 Plus12.492406855305143
Dan CasesA4-H2O10.102405654315150

So the SSUPD Meshlicious & Dan Cases A4-H2O obviously arent relieased yet so the question is do i wait and just continue lugging around my 36L 10KG case or do I buy the GEEEK A60 Plus or CM NR200? Any first hand experience with any of these? when can we expect release?
 
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Spiff

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Jan 6, 2021
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Hello all, so I am soon going to be having two "base of operations" so need something that is easy to move between the two places twice a week.
(I have been considering a laptop but tbh they are too expensive and run too hot for my liking, plus i will be driving so i dont need it that compact)

The build its self will be Ryzen 5 5600x & RTX 3070.

The case is my sticking point, ive narrowed it down to 4 after alot of research.

SellerCaseVolume (L)AIO SupportCPU Cooler Height (mm)GPU Thickness (mm)GPU Length (mm)GPU Width (mm)
Cooler MasterNR20018.2528015570330156
ssupdMeshlicious14.682807280334155
GEEEKA60 Plus12.492406855305143
Dan CasesA4-H2O10.102405654315150

So the SSUPD Meshlicious & Dan Cases A4-H2O obviously arent relieased yet so the question is do i wait and just continue lugging around my 36L 10KG case or do I buy the GEEEK A60 Plus or CM NR200? Any first hand experience with any of these? when can we expect release?
Have you looked at the ZS case with Tophat? a4v3.1 with tophat might fit in your list too. Supposed to be in stock this week. otherwise Id wait for the A4 but i want to build as small as possible.
 

Revenant

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Hello all, so I am soon going to be having two "base of operations" so need something that is easy to move between the two places twice a week.
(I have been considering a laptop but tbh they are too expensive and run too hot for my liking, plus i will be driving so i dont need it that compact)

The build its self will be Ryzen 5 5600x & RTX 3070.

The case is my sticking point, ive narrowed it down to 4 after alot of research.

SellerCaseVolume (L)AIO SupportCPU Cooler Height (mm)GPU Thickness (mm)GPU Length (mm)GPU Width (mm)
Cooler MasterNR20018.2528015570330156
ssupdMeshlicious14.682807280334155
GEEEKA60 Plus12.492406855305143
Dan CasesA4-H2O10.102405654315150

So the SSUPD Meshlicious & Dan Cases A4-H2O obviously arent relieased yet so the question is do i wait and just continue lugging around my 36L 10KG case or do I buy the GEEEK A60 Plus or CM NR200? Any first hand experience with any of these? when can we expect release?

I’m late to the party but I have some experience with this.

You need a case that’s super easy to pack up, is durable, and easy to handle.

Actually, the standard DAN A4 SFX meets that as does the Ghost S1. A 5600X will be able to handle a L9A or L12 from Noctua. Both are durable. Both are able to be stuffed in a large back pack.

Alternatively, you might consider a Lian Li TU-150 for its built in handle. Just avoid the glass model.

I’m not familiar with the Geeek model.
 

Freeks

Chassis Packer
Apr 7, 2018
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The Sliger Cerberus might also be a candidate. A little larger than those on your list but it has the option for a handle as well and looks on the sturdy side.
I have the NR200p and I don't think it's a good travel case. I'd imagine you want the panels to stay in place when lugging it in and out of the car on a regular basis. The side and the top panels can be secured but I don't think the front can. Also the top is plastic (no chance for handle installation) and the magnetic dust filter is on the outside of the bottom panel.