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I think the Bitfenix Prodigy is the better choice of ITX desktop builds, plenty of space. But for small and compact. I have both Habey 600 & 800 for my HTPC's and love them both.
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This is a neat case, but design-wise it's meh. I could see painting it in something other than black, maybe.

If the top meshed part were all a solid rectangle of mesh, it'd look much much better - not the combination of plastic and mesh on various levels with respect to each other.
Edited by ElevenEleven - 11/27/12 at 3:14pm
   
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post #43 of 60
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

I wan't one of these ITX cases that'll fit my GTX480 :>

Bitfenix prodigy will
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

HTPC.... mITX, 1 ODD, 1 PCIe TV tuner, SSD of OS, HDD for recording in a small volume.

Again, I have the InWin version and it works fine except it needs a bigger side panel vent.... this solves that issue. thumb.gif

Alternatives:

Origen AE M10

Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Chassis

Streacom F7C EVO

Wesena HTPC-ITX2

Wesena HTPC-ITX7

Realan E-i7

All of them smaller than the SD101, all a lot nicer looking, and all arguably within the same thermal performance range. thumb.gif
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I don't not like the thing, but it seems to target a small market of people. I don't personally have a HTPC built, but if/when I do, I would want the case to be more sleek and less sensational-gamer like. To each his own though.

I do, however, see some merits in this case to be somewhat of a daily driver, or even a tiny LAN rig with some APU action. Either way, I like some of the spotlight on the innovation of itx/mATX cases. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

PSU is TFX form-factor. Not proprietary. Decent quality and user replaceable.

No, it's proprietary. The IN-WIN power supply used, compared to TFX.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

Like wise, a GTX 670 would fit in this case with it's stubby PCB.

No, it wouldn't. The case only takes low profile cards.
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What? Thermaltake being an industry pioneer? doh.gif

Actually they are a "pioneer". Thermaltake along with Coolermaster (and later Antec) were amongst the first manufacturer's to provide pre modded cases and accessories (Remember the Thermaltake Armor?).

A pioneer is defined as being one of the first, not one of the best...
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Actually they are a "pioneer". Thermaltake along with Coolermaster (and later Antec) were amongst the first manufacturer's to provide pre modded cases and accessories (Remember the Thermaltake Armor?).
A pioneer is defined as being one of the first, not one of the best...

This

I question the ages of those who make these comments or if they feel hip for hating on Tt or something. Tt was like the go to company back in the day if you didn't want a Beige box or you were looking to mod one.
     
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Alternatives:
Origen AE M10
Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Chassis
Streacom F7C EVO
Wesena HTPC-ITX2
Wesena HTPC-ITX7
Realan E-i7
All of them smaller than the SD101, all a lot nicer looking, and all arguably within the same thermal performance range. thumb.gif
I am familiar with some of those.... and they cost 2-3 times as much.... tongue.gif
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I am familiar with some of those.... and they cost 2-3 times as much.... tongue.gif

 

Most of them do not have expansion slots either. So no capture or cable card for your HTPC which is a downer.

 

Unless you go the USB route, though USB ports are limited on mITX systems.

 

 

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No, it's proprietary. The IN-WIN power supply used, compared to TFX.
No, it wouldn't. The case only takes low profile cards.

 

While you are right, it's "proprietary" only by Form-Factor; the same still stands for PicoPSUs and it's not loud when not in a high ambient.

 

like wise, you could easily build a competent little gaming Steambox / HTPC with this case & a Core i3 + HD7750 (5 different models exist that are low profile.)

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