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Poll Results: Which features are most important to you in a Mini ITX case?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% of voters (92)
    Size - the smaller the better. I don't need a full GPU, I want a HTPC-style box.
  • 77% of voters (1009)
    Size - I want it to be small, but I want a full size GPU and full size PSU in there.
  • 11% of voters (154)
    Air cooling - I want lots of fan options, top, sides, back, front.
  • 31% of voters (411)
    Air cooling - I want it to perform well out of the box but we don't need to perforate every single panel.
  • 25% of voters (329)
    "Sleek, Modern" Design - The BitFenix Prodiigy, NZXT Phantom Series, Corsair 600T and other cases with unique designs are my favorite.
  • 49% of voters (646)
    "Refined, Aluminum" Design - Silverstone, Lian-Li, and Corsair Obsidian Series are more my speed.
  • 34% of voters (454)
    Quiet - I want this thing whisper quiet.
  • 45% of voters (596)
    Liquid Cooling - it'd be nice to be able to fit a 240mm radiator in this thing
  • 7% of voters (97)
    HDD Capacity - I want to make a RAID or NAS box, so I want at least four 3.5" drive bays
  • 36% of voters (477)
    HDD Capacity - I just plan on running an OS and a storage drive - two or three drive bays is fine as long as there's native SSD support.
  • 18% of voters (246)
    Portability - handles and whatnot are really important to me. So is overall weight and durability.
  • 19% of voters (255)
    Scent - I like all my computer products to be scratch and sniff. Please make this smell like Lilacs.
  • 2% of voters (32)
    Other - posted in thread.
1308 Total Votes  
post #101 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by veloceracing View Post

Being capped at 450W currently makes me nervous with the SFX sized PSU's. I'd rather have a full modular PSU as well.

That 450W should run any single GPU card on the market just fine, along with plenty of other stuff you could possibly shove in an mITX SFF case. Now, a 690 or other dual GPU card would be nice, but that's an extremely niche market ( high end dual gpu cards ) in an already extremely niche market ( mITX form factor, enthusiast-wise ).
post #102 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by veloceracing View Post

Being capped at 450W currently makes me nervous with the SFX sized PSU's. I'd rather have a full modular PSU as well.

Why does it make you nervous?
post #103 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by eqwoody View Post

Why does it make you nervous?

The specs on the GTX 670's I've seen require a minimum of a 550W PSU
post #104 of 1303
For the love a good pay CLOSE CLOSE attention to the designs of Fractal Node 304, and SIlverstone FT-03 Mini. These two paved the way to modern day computer cases. I believe Corsair can do better, but they need to know that this is what we consumers want, a sleek comprehensive alternative to apple's well integrated ecosystem.
post #105 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by veloceracing View Post

The specs on the GTX 670's I've seen require a minimum of a 550W PSU
I am not sure why they rate the psu requirement so high, but it really isnt that much of a power draw. I think it's so people dont buy 450w psus that arent 80+ and have a ton of fans and everything in your computer. It's just to cover their back so someone stupid doesnt but an incredible inefficiency psu that isnt even capable of putting out its rated wattage.

And silverstone has a fully modular 80+ gold sfx psu now.

If I remember correctly a 3770k and gtx680 will use under 400w under full system load tongue.gif
 
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post #106 of 1303
If that's the case, Corsair better get their ITX case out before tax returns come. I want a WoW machine lol
post #107 of 1303
I would reccomend that Corsair use a full size PSU, but SFX PSU's are getting VERY powerful!

http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=342&area=en

That there is an SFX with 450 watts, fully modular, 80mm fan, and 80 plus GOLD certified.
It has an 8 pin and 6 pin power plug, and is rated to run a GTX 680, or a Radeon 7950.
post #108 of 1303
1. Release 500w SFX PSU to one-up Silverstone
2. Release tiny, SFX-ready ITX case
3. !!!!!
4. Profit
 
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post #109 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by She loved E View Post

1. Release 500w SFX PSU to one-up Silverstone
2. Release tiny, SFX-ready ITX case
3. !!!!!
4. Profit
Pretty much this

How about 500w sfx 80+ platinum psu that is modular? biggrin.gif
 
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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 
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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 
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post #110 of 1303
I would say that these are key components that most people look for in an ITX case:

- Full GPU support
- Sufficient rad space (2 x 240 or 1 x 240 and 1 x 120)
- Full sized PSU
- Tall enough for average heatsinks (height wise)
- Cooling

Most importantly though I would say SIZE. The BitFenix Prodigy was a great case, but the damn thing was the size of a mATX case, and in some aspects even bigger.
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