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One question,

Does your Integrated USB 3.0 panel use a 20-1 pin connector, or a USB connector?

Most motherboards now have a 20-1 header on the board it self, but a lot of cases still use a USB connector for USB 3.0.
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It uses a 20 pin connector for a MB header. I always thought the wrap around USB connector was kind of a kludge rolleyes.gif
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post #23 of 156
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It uses a 20 pin connector for a MB header. I always thought the wrap around USB connector was kind of a kludge rolleyes.gif

so true, not to mention it takes 2 USB 3.0 ports that you could have, at lest my case does : /.

although I did get a USB to 20-1 pin connector, but it looks like crap, just like the USB cables it connects to, ruins all the esthetic appeal.
post #24 of 156
Next up, ITX case? biggrin.gif
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The SM5 is a beauty.


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Only realized how wide it actually is when I measured my existing case for comparison. I know it gives you room for cables in the back but this is way wider. For what other purposes are they so extra wide?
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Are there going to be smaller casters, since this is a smaller case?
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Originally Posted by Tisca View Post

Only realized how wide it actually is when I measured my existing case for comparison. I know it gives you room for cables in the back but this is way wider. For what other purposes are they so extra wide?
well it's a good thing they are wider because in the back you can mount 2 HDD and 1 SSD so all the space in the front is free to mount RAD's, reservoir, pump, tubing, wich makes them exelent for water cooling. The only down side is they have no fan filters, everything else is good.
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well it's a good thing they are wider because in the back you can mount 2 HDD and 1 SSD so all the space in the front is free to mount RAD's, reservoir, pump, tubing, wich makes them exelent for water cooling. The only down side is they have no fan filters, everything else is good.

+1 much more flexibility. Plus small cases often have too little room for cables in the back. The number of times I've had to force bulging doors closed...

If you're complaining about the size you might also say well this is a matx case that's the size of most ATX cases. But this is a srsbsnss case for watercoolers or aircoolers who want quality and many a drive. I for one am excite and will be buying unless CL does a mITX wink.gif
     
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