Originally Posted by osaft This case is a bad joke!!!
I'm done here...
I'm confused, how do you feel?
Look, let me be perfectly clear on something before we go too far down this path:
This case is our first Mini ITX case and was never intended to be the smallest design.
I made that clear a number of times over the last year. It was designed to fit the requirements here - to make an easy transition from somebody who normally builds a mid tower and may want to downsize. Don't have to worry about nearly impossible cable routing, poor cooling, poor GPU compatibility, poor HDD layout, etc. It was designed to be an Obsidian series, which have NEVER been the most compact cases, and are all about design flexibility.
So when half of you guys think it's too big, that's great! We cannot possibly make something that makes everybody happy. Go buy something smaller. There are options. In a while we'll release more and more Mini ITX products and maybe you'll like one of them.
But I'll give you a hint - the 2nd Mini ITX case we're going to launch is even going to be slightly larger than this one, so get your pitchforks and torches ready.
I'm not ignoring the ultra small form factor (<20L/<15L) sizes, I just decided not to do them first. They're out there, and they'll be around sometime. But for now, most Mini ITX buyers aren't buying the <15L cases
so we have to base our first products at a mass market.
You guys may hate the Prodigy, but it's a great case and a resounding success for Mini ITX. The BitFenix guys hit a great combination of features and size and it's evident by their tremendous success. So rage against it all you want, but that's the most popular Mini ITX case in the world and there's a reason - it's small but not so small as to be annoying and difficult to build and tough to select parts for.
The 250D addresses our main complaints with the Prodigy, such as some of the form factor options and installation locations and whatnot. It's significantly smaller. It offers easier building and cable routing. So that was our goal: design a product that lots of people will like.
So for you guys who hate it - that's cool, I totally get it. Please feel free to buy a Hadron or NCASE M1 or SG05 or whatever. No hard feelings here, I knew you guys weren't my audience for this one. Sorry if you're disappointed we didn't address every concern from every customer, but how about a little respect here?