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Yukikaze
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So here's the thing. I am looking for a case that can do the following:
1) 4 PCIe expansion slots (1 slot for the eGPU board, 3 for a triple-slot card).
2) Allows for video cards at least 310mm long (think R9 Fury Nitro sized).
3) Will take a standard PSU (Corsair RM550x).
4) Is the smallest possible format that fits the above...

Price? Not really an object (but let's say under 200$ to have a semi-sane upper limit). This will house an eGPU board, a standard PSU and my card.

So far it seems like the Silverston SST-SG10B is the smallest this gets. Does anyone know of any smaller cases that still fit these requirements?

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itsage
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Which Thunderbolt mainboard are you using for this project? If the TBT board has only a couple of ports, maybe you don't need a PCIe rear opening. We'd love to see your planned arrangement of GPU + TBT board layout to visualize what type of enclosure would work.

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Yukikaze
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I sort of got it to work in place of my Thunder2 setup: The card has a backplate, so it is lying face up on the desk. The TB3 board (Venus) is between the desk and the wall, and the PSU is suspended under the desk (as I've had it before). I am not sure I'll be getting a case at this point, as this takes up very little space.

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2012 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430s [3rd,2C,M] + RX 550 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (Atto Thunderlink) + Win10 [build link]  


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