Originally Posted by Perfect-Anubis
1. Although I haven't bought it yet, I think the $130 is worth it. I'm going to be building two computers with this case because I like it's design so much.
2. I'm pretty sure someone earlier in this thread was able to fit the blower style asus 970 turbo in this case but had to do some slight altering (something with the dust filter I beleive). The 970 turbo and the 960 turbo are the same size I think so you may have to do the same.
3. The temps, from what I've read in this thread, seem to be fine as long as you use a blower style gpu. Case modding on this I have no idea about. It seems to the FT03 micro atx is easier to mod in than the FT03 mini, simply due to its bigger size. But at the same time take that with a grain of salt because I've never done any case modding before (I plan on though).
Nice to know this thread is still somewhat alive. I ordered this case yesterday, can't wait to get it. I really like the overall design. I always try to do something different and even though this case has been available for quite some time I have never seen it before so it is not all that common. I was debating between the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv-itx and the Corsair 250D, both awesome cases! I was about to order the Evolv and thought I would take one more look around quick, which is when I ran into the FT03-Mini. It seems more "unique" so that is why I went with it. (I was set on iTX form factor)
One thing I love about this case is that it will calm my OCD down a bit. Every other computer I have built for myself, family, friends had a larger side window. So it would take me FOREVER to decide on motherboard, ram, heatsink, fans, cable management, etc. This wont be quite as important to me.
So far I have only ordered the case and the power supply. After closely looking at others builds and measurements I decided on the 500W SFX-L from Silverstone. It is a gold rated fully modular SFX form factor PSU. It is the exact same width and depth as a normal SFX but it is slightly taller / longer. After seeing how it mounts in the case, it will fit just fine. I wanted to future proof myself on the power supply side so that is why I went with this. It looks much nicer and appears to have a much better fan than the other SFX offerings. Also, I LOVE that is is fully modular. Makes for easier / nicer cable management. (OCD kicking in already, lol) At 500w it will be able to handle whatever I want to throw in the case down the road.
I was going to go Skylake with my next build which this is it. However, I already have in i5 4690T in my possession as well as 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 1600. I already have a Samsung 850 Evo SSD too. All I have left to purchase for my build is a motherboard, heatsink, and graphics card. As much as I don't like purchasing an old gen motherboard, it seems the best way to go. I don't want to deal with trying to sell the i5 / ram and I already spent WAY more on my case than I was expecting. (The Enthoo Evolv was $70, $60 less than the FT03-Mini)
I am going to order the rest of my build today. I will update more later. After I get it built and running, I am planning on doing some mods / customization's.
Here is a link to that PSU. I am positive it will fit. If you look at one of the first reviews, someone took a picture of it side by side a normal SFX so you can see how minimal the size difference is.