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This is looking awesome! One question: Will the Rad and fan fit in the top with a CD drive? It looks just big enough to fit a rad or a fan, but not both.

If you're trying to keep a 240 in front, I would put the CD in the bottom bay (a little unconventional but would work). As long as the 240 wasn't a massive P/P beast, it should play nice with a rad on top smile.gif
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The HDD cages are designed for 120mm fans the other drive mounts will be under the MB (on the other side of the PSU). They will most likely use mounts similar to what we use on the Merlin cases. Pricing will start at $199.95.

200 for the steel version or the aluminum?

I assume it can't be the aluminum version. That would be crazy good.
     
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Then - let's just call it crazy good! lol! biggrin.gif
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So is a reduced price steel version still on the table for the future? I assume 200 includes no accessories? I.E. extra for the usb/io connectors and no flex bay accessories?

Also are dual windows included by default?

Also how do I avoid my wife killing me because I don't think I can avoid building a titan into one of these?

Must sell my spare R4E/3930K to fund it...
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That looks surprisingly more like a shrunk version of your cases than I thought. That's a good thing smile.gif

I was going to suggest making a mATX case by taking the 8, divide by 4, get a 2 LOL

I was hoping the ITX could be smaller. The S3 (and I have said this about the prodigy too) looks like a great mATX but too big for I.

Thanks. I hear you, but in the end, it really depends on what you're trying to achieve. The S3 may be big by ITX standards, but it's still a small case that is very transportable. It also allows a CPU and GPU to be significantly overclocked and thereby creating a very powerful system in a fairly small package. The issue I have with other ITX cases is that they're too small to do the job. Just because you can cram a radiator in a small space doesn't mean it's going to operate efficiently or be easy to maintain. I understand the challenge (and fun) of building a micro system, so by all means go for it if that's what you want smile.gif Dropping a 500 HP motor in a Chevy Spark won't get the same road performance as putting it in a Corvette (which was designed for it) wink.gif
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So is a reduced price steel version still on the table for the future? I assume 200 includes no accessories? I.E. extra for the usb/io connectors and no flex bay accessories?

Also are dual windows included by default?

Also how do I avoid my wife killing me because I don't think I can avoid building a titan into one of these?

Must sell my spare R4E/3930K to fund it...

Still working on the details for pricing... As for the Titan, I keep my hopes up every day biggrin.gif Crysis 3 is arriving tomorrow with nothing to run it on - everything is in pieces at the moment frown.gif
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This looks like it would make a fun build. What are the best mini-ITX boards out there right now? If I was trying to put together a first class build in a box this size.....which boards are worthy of consideration?
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This looks like it would make a fun build. What are the best mini-ITX boards out there right now? If I was trying to put together a first class build in a box this size.....which boards are worthy of consideration?
ASRock Z77E ITX and ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe would be the best IMO.


Gigabytes z77 board doesnt overclock for some reason, and the evga stinger doesn't overclock much either.

EDIT: Don't hold me to it, but I have not seen the stinger go over 4.5ghz I think its multi is locked, and the gigabytes multi and voltage is locked down.
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I'll probably end up going with the ASUS board although I haven't been thrilled with their quality recently rolleyes.gif
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Samsung PCI M.2 (512GB) Seagate Enterprise HDD (4TB x 8) LG Blu-ray EK Blocks, Pumps and rervoirs 
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Hardware Labs GTX 480 Hardware Labs GTX 560 Dell U3011 30" IPS Display x 2 EVGA 1600 Watt 
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CaseLabs SMA8 LSI RAID Controller Software: Solidworks, Cinema4D, Octane Render, ... 
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Intel I7-6700K ASUS Maximus Gene VIII mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX1070 Mini Crucual Ballistix 2400MHz DDR (64 GB) 
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Samsung V-NAND 950 Pro SSD - 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD (RAID 1) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD (RAID 1) Seagate 2TB Enterprise HDD 
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Noctua NH-D9L Low Profile CPU Cooler Gelid Solutions WING 12 UV 120mm Case Fan (2X) Windows 10 Pro ACER Curved 34" Ultrawide 21:9 
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Silverstone 600 SFX GOLD Modular PSU CaseLabs Bullet BH4 (Lime) MOD-ONE Black Double-G Case Feet Darkside UV LED Case Lighting 
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Intel I7-4770K ASUS Maximus VI Impact EVGA Titan GSkill 16 GB DDR3-1600 
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Samsung SSD 512MB 840 x 2 (RAID 0) EK Blocks, 280 x 60mm (2)  Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit CaseLabs Mercury S3 & Pedestal 
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I'll probably end up going with the ASUS board although I haven't been thrilled with their quality recently rolleyes.gif
I like my asrock tongue.gif
 
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i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
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Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
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Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
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Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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Which one? :P 
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Philip J. Fry
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
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Which one? :P 
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