Smallest mATX case? (Requirements Inside)

GAsplund

Case Bender
Original poster
Mar 8, 2018
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I have some hardware from my old gaming PC that I would like to recycle into a SFF PC that I can take with me on different LANs. I initially bought a Jonsbo C2, but it turns out that it only supports FlexATX and smaller. That was a big bummer for me since my build is using an 1156 socket (ancient, I know, I know but look at the prices for the Xeon X3430 and X3440) and every FlexATX mobos that are available do not have the features I'm looking for, or costs too much to be worth it. I was looking at the Jonsbo/Cooltek V4 but I was wondering if there was any case possibly smaller than that.

What I need is the smallest mATX case possible with full sized PCIe brackets, space for an ATX PSU, an Intel stock cooler, a GPU with 170mm length and 2 2,5" drive mounts.
(Yes I know many requirements but I want this to be gud)

I'm aiming to find one below or around 18 liters, under $100 if possible.

EDIT: I went with the V4 in the end. Very small but just as fragile since aluminium.

Thanks in advance!
 
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jtd871

SFF Guru
Jun 22, 2015
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The Silverstone Sugo 9 (SG-09) is available from B&H for ~US$100 and is ~23 liters, but should meet your needs otherwise. The SG-10 has a bit more refined looks and is about 25 dollars more.
 

jmarin

Airflow Optimizer
Mar 8, 2018
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To throw some ideas out there, here are some I found on Newegg. Some of these are pretty inexpensive, so not sure of the quality. Couldn't find any in the 18L range, but a bunch in the 20-25 L range, and one around 12L, but that uses half-height cards and a flex-atx power supply.

This is just over $100 but is nice
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163402

I like this one
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP5WC4731

Pretty basic
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129206

Super cheap
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353108

Cheap but nice looking
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811353096

Another cheap and basic looking one
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147248
 

GAsplund

Case Bender
Original poster
Mar 8, 2018
2
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The Silverstone Sugo 9 (SG-09) is available from B&H for ~US$100 and is ~23 liters, but should meet your needs otherwise. The SG-10 has a bit more refined looks and is about 25 dollars more.
To throw some ideas out there, here are some I found on Newegg. Some of these are pretty inexpensive, so not sure of the quality. Couldn't find any in the 18L range, but a bunch in the 20-25 L range, and one around 12L, but that uses half-height cards and a flex-atx power supply.

This is just over $100 but is nice
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163402

I like this one
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP5WC4731

Pretty basic
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129206

Super cheap
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353108

Cheap but nice looking
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811353096

Another cheap and basic looking one
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147248


Thanks for the recommendations. I ultimately decided to go with my original idea with the Jonsbo V4 with possibly some modding for a handle and maybe a glass side panel. It seems like the airflow is good enough compared to the Jonsbo C2 (whose capabilities for airflow was pretty crap).