PC case question.

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Edward78
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How come there are no 2 slot 5.10 inch tall cases? I love the Element Q, but my dual slot GPU is a no go & since this case, GPU was bought this year, it would be silly to buy a new MB, GPU & maybe a better PSU to get the EQ. I become obsesive at times.

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Sadly, the USFF (ultra-small form factor) cases tend to be equipped with very low-powered power supplies (I believe the stock for the Rosewill Element Q is only 250W), and this restricts what GPU can be used. If you need a more powerful GPU, you are encouraged to look at larger mITX cases that can handle larger ATX power supplies. The USFF cases like the Element Q are not designed or equipped to handle full-power graphics systems, they are made to create very small media playback or workstation systems.

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eire1274 wrote:Sadly, the USFF (ultra-small form factor) cases tend to be equipped with very low-powered power supplies (I believe the stock for the Rosewill Element Q is only 250W), and this restricts what GPU can be used. If you need a more powerful GPU, you are encouraged to look at larger mITX cases that can handle larger ATX power supplies. The USFF cases like the Element Q are not designed or equipped to handle full-power graphics systems, they are made to create very small media playback or workstation systems.
eire1274 wrote:Sadly, the USFF (ultra-small form factor) cases tend to be equipped with very low-powered power supplies (I believe the stock for the Rosewill Element Q is only 250W), and this restricts what GPU can be used. If you need a more powerful GPU, you are encouraged to look at larger mITX cases that can handle larger ATX power supplies. The USFF cases like the Element Q are not designed or equipped to handle full-power graphics systems, they are made to create very small media playback or workstation systems.

Sad, be a very great looking gaming machine....