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[Amazon.ca] Cooler Master MasterBox Q500L Micro-ATX Tower with ATX Motherboard Support $49.99

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Computer case for ATX mobo

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I just finished doing a build in one of these and was happy with the outcome. Throw in a couple of decent CFM 120mm fans if you're concerned about the "poor airflow" reviews.

https://hardwarecanucks.com/forum/threa ... 00l.83693/
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Acrylic instead of usual glass side panel ?

Any pros to having acrylic?
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PerformingAzura wrote: Acrylic instead of usual glass side panel ?

Any pros to having acrylic?
Pros
1. Won't shatter
2. Lighter

Cons
1. Static
2. Scratches
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PerformingAzura wrote: Acrylic instead of usual glass side panel ?

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Looks like you will need case fans to make this work.

Not sure what passes for good fans these days, but Gentle Typhoons are ~20ea and rando China ones are usually 3 for 30$
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PerformingAzura wrote:

Looks like you will need case fans to make this work.

Not sure what passes for good fans these days, but Gentle Typhoons are ~20ea and rando China ones are usually 3 for 30$
I had a pair of SickleFlow fans (got them on sale @ $10 apiece) that did the trick. Other than that... my current goto fan is the noctua redux 1700, but the higher RPM Arctic cooling fans get pretty good reviews and can be bought in 5 packs to bring the price per unit down.
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If it supports ATX motherboards, then it's an ATX case, not a "MATX case with ATX motherboard support".

They should have just called it a compact ATX case and not confuse people.
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Better to spend a bit more and get a case with more fans.
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board123 wrote: If it supports ATX motherboards, then it's an ATX case, not a "MATX case with ATX motherboard support".

They should have just called it a compact ATX case and not confuse people.
I'd normally agree with you, but in this case, it actually is a mATX case design that's been modified to work with a full ATX motherboard. :)

This case is smaller than most mATX cases.

edit: It's essentially the Q300L with wiring to support an unconventional PSU placement. (Dimensions are the same)

https://www.amazon.ca/Cooler-Master-MCB ... 8557&psc=1
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sswilson wrote: I'd normally agree with you, but in this case, it actually is a mATX case design that's been modified to work with a full ATX motherboard. :)

This case is smaller than most mATX cases.

edit: It's essentially the Q300L with wiring to support an unconventional PSU placement. (Dimensions are the same)

https://www.amazon.ca/Cooler-Master-MCB ... 8557&psc=1
The only formal difference between ATX and MATX design is motherboard support. In this scenario, it's an ATX case with an unconventional PSU mounting scheme that allows for a more compact footprint. Yes, it's the size of a typical MATX case, but that doesn't mean it should be referred to as an MATX case. Standard naming schemes exist for a reason.
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Did a build with this case some months ago, not bad. Bit flimsy if you move your computer around a lot. I mounted a 240mm AIO cooler at the top of the case so I haven't really noticed any airflow issues. The case projects some uh.. interesting patterns on the walls if you have any lights inside due to all the holes everywhere, very noticeable in a pitch black room when the computer is off and the standby LED on the GPU is on.

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