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post #11 of 41
just saw it on facebook, really great looking case smile.gif
post #12 of 41
sg07/sg08 rip off, lol
Edited by ghostrider85 - 7/1/12 at 1:21am
post #13 of 41
i wonder when they are going to release there eisberg aio liquid coolers?
post #14 of 41
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sg07/sg08 rip off, lol

With more drive space and ****tier cooling. More suited for HTPC than ITX gaming.
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With more drive space and ****tier cooling. More suited for HTPC than ITX gaming.

i agree, sg07/08 is still a lot better than this, that is if you don't need more than 3 storage devices
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It's a great analysis, and you hit a lot of our internal design deliberations on the head. When we thought of the Elite 120 Advanced we had to discard the traditional ATX mid tower/full tower thinking.

Wow thanks! It's nice to know that this way of thinking is used in large companies too. biggrin.gif
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sg07/sg08 rip off, lol

With more drive space and ****tier cooling. More suited for HTPC than ITX gaming.

There are worse for cooling. It isn't better or worse than a SG07/08. It is for a different market. I run 2x2.5" and 2x3.5" drives so this would be much better suited for my gaming rig than the SG07/08. There's only so many ways to have an interior layout. Could it be better? Yes. Does that make it s**t? Not at all.

Just because it doesn't match your exact needs doesn't make it a rip off or make it suck.
Edited by armourcore9brker - 7/1/12 at 4:30pm
     
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I still think it could have been made better, extraordinarily better if the PSU was in the front, and the drives were repositioned to the middle of the case or over the GPU, like Langear's DaBox, pictured below. There's a lot of demand for that format, and the fact that Langear has stopped serving the NA market has opened up a potentially exploitable niche.

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I still think it could have been made better, extraordinarily better if the PSU was in the front, and the drives were repositioned to the middle of the case or over the GPU, like Langear's DaBox, pictured below. There's a lot of demand for that format, and the fact that Langear has stopped serving the NA market has opened up a potentially exploitable niche.

Nice ideas, perhaps in the future if the Elite 120 Advanced does well we could develop a different one going a different direction. It's all a matter of priorities as well as cost/value. We had a prototype Elite 120 Advanced for example that could support 4 x 3.5" HDD bays. We changed it from 4 x to 3 x after taking a step back and thinking about how people would use the chassis. After doing the research during product development last year, we're confident at $49.99 there is no other MITX chassis that can compare in features, functionality and cooling to the Elite 120 Advanced.

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Newegg should have the chassis live by this week.
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Thank you for the writeup, armourcore9brker! I find it interesting and informative.
What program did you use to make the illustration?

I really like the fact that cable management features are still considered in such a small case (unfortunately, I don't think Node 304 has any. Upon further inspection, it may have small holes on the frame for cable ties, but still not sure at this point in time).

I'm wondering, though...
  1. Are the HD and Optical Drive cages removable?
  2. Are there 2 different versions of this case? I saw one with its cover perforated at the top and another one without.
  3. Are there any photos of it having its front panel removed?
  4. I'm assuming to keep the price point low, none of the vents has dust filtration?
  5. Which fans (model name) come as stock?
  6. Is that a GeminII M4 cooler mounted on the picture above?

Edited by NothingToClick - 7/8/12 at 7:09am
post #20 of 41
Got my build finished last night! Only problem I ran into was the GeminII M4 cooler does not fit my motherboard when using a sperate GPU. Might be able to do some modding to make it fit.

Part List:
MB: ASRock Z77E
CPU: i5-3750k
GPU: EVGA GTX670 FTW
RAM: G.Skill Ares 16 GB (2x8GB)
P/S: SeaSonic X650
SSD 1: 120GB Force GT
HDD 1: 1TB WD Black

Looks great! Feels solid too.
Elite.jpg

Size comparison: Elite vs LanBox Lite
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Inside:
Inside.jpg

Tasty
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