Originally Posted by yoi
that case looks good , but practicality ... its a 5/10 ... where are the cables ? that case is gonna be a sauna for the motherboard and they are using the ADII and that top gets a little hot and the air that gets in its already warmer than ambient because its cooling the CPU and the 690gpu ... how are you gonna put those teeny tiny tubes in there lol i mean , putting the GPU first and the CPU ... i dont know , it will be a challenge for sure ...
it looks good , but i got my doubts about it
I think maybe you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. Compare it to other cases in the same size class: the SG05 has a single 120mm fan and relies on drawing air passively throught the side vent for GPU cooling. Same with the SG07, except they moved up to a single 180mm fan. Shuttle XPCs are running socket 2011 CPUs still with only a single 92mm fan.
In comparison, the M1, which sits between the SG05 and SG07 in size, can mount up to five
fans (four 120mm plus one 92mm at the rear). Most people are probably only going to use two of those fan mounts, but it still offers a lot more cooling potential than anything else that's not twice the size.
Cabling is always going to be an issue in a case that small, but there's more room in the M1 than in the SG05, for example.
The hardware shown in the images are just example setups, showing what could fit. Most people aren't going to try to get a custom water loop in, but the images show that it's possible for those inclined. You ever see someone cram a custom loop into an SG05
or a Shuttle
? It shows what's possible, not what the average user is likely to attempt. Still, it should be relatively straightforward to fit an H60 or even H100 in there.
The design offers a tremendous amount of flexibility to set it up how you want - air or watercooling, drives or fans, ATX or SFX, etc.