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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 #1221 of 1303
I am not sure if this was asked. We know the 250d can fit an h100 but is it compatible wit the newly announced h105? The picture with the h100 looks like there is no more room but I wanted to be sure.
post #1222 of 1303
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Also, where can you buy an NCASE M1 besides indiegogo?
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Thank you, proving my point.

What was your point exactly that was proved? I thought you are just asking where to buy an NCase?
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What was your point exactly that was proved? I thought you are just asking where to buy an NCase?

Haha, my bad.

Just pointing out that the case that everyone is pointing out as their holy grail for mitx isnt available at most online retail stores. Sorry if that seemed a bit daft.
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Anyone know if you can fit the 200mm fan in the front and still get a full size gpu and a rad on the side with fans in?
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Just pointing out that the case that everyone is pointing out as their holy grail for mitx isnt available at most online retail stores. Sorry if that seemed a bit daft.

Retail stores just want to sell as much as possible, and they want to reduce their risk. They buy from companies with a good track record, and that make popular products. Corsair is an established player. If a product is unsuccessful, they have more to loose than just some unsold stock, they have a reputation to uphold. They can't have the retailers doubting their products. Innovation is risky. So they decided to copy the top-selling Prodigy design and front it with their own best-selling sub-brand. Wise business choice.

NCase M1 is maybe a great case for SFF enthusiasts, who are willing to pay a bit more for a case that fits their needs, but the sub-15 litre market is not a large market yet. The two guys who made that happen could take risks that Corsair can't. If the crowdfunding wouldn't have succeeded, they could just walk away. No loss for anyone.
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The other thing about the M1 is that it's a lot like Case Labs - a great product for true enthusiasts who spend hours agonizing over and researching every purchase. But it's not exactly mass market appeal. It looks fantastic, in my opinion, from a cosmetic standpoint, but the combination of price, size, and features would get it laughed at if you tried to sell it to mainstream PC builders who may want Mini ITX.

Trust me, we've been laughed at by a number of them on some of our products, and that's cool. You learn a lot from failures, more than you do from success.
post #1227 of 1303
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Originally Posted by UnderscoreHero View Post

Also, where can you buy an NCASE M1 besides indiegogo?
If you're set on the NCASE the creators said they "might" release more or a revised version once the first group receive the cases.

If you can't wait for something that might not happen, ebay or hardforum classifieds.
post #1228 of 1303
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The other thing about the M1 is that it's a lot like Case Labs - a great product for true enthusiasts who spend hours agonizing over and researching every purchase. But it's not exactly mass market appeal. It looks fantastic, in my opinion, from a cosmetic standpoint, but the combination of price, size, and features would get it laughed at if you tried to sell it to mainstream PC builders who may want Mini ITX.

Trust me, we've been laughed at by a number of them on some of our products, and that's cool. You learn a lot from failures, more than you do from success.
Do you know why it's so expensive? Maybe because it was just one batch run of the thing? Maybe because no major manufacturer is making that design, so a lot of the price is because of the lack of mass production?

I understand your point of view, but it does seem like justifying NOT making something to compete with the very innovative design of the M1. It's obvious that with a bit of thought, a very versatile, and small design can be imagined, and produced. Just because it was a limited production run doesn't mean we can't make comparisons to it.

And the only thing that would get it laughed at in my opinion *might* be the price-to-size ratio...as far as features go, you'd have to be blind not to see it's anything but lacking in that department. At the same time, people are usually comfortable spending more on something they know to be a specialty product.
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Hi, not sure if someone asked this already, but I know that the case can fit an H100i, was curious if I could install an XSPC RayStorm D5 Photon AX240 kit. I assume the 240mm radiator would fit, but was wondering if there was space for the photon reservoir. Thanks.
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If you're set on the NCASE the creators said they "might" release more or a revised version once the first group receive the cases.

If you can't wait for something that might not happen, ebay or hardforum classifieds.

The ncase seems like a great case, but price and availability is the main issue I see.

That is why I prefer Corsair and other "mass market" cases. It may not be the perfect case when you buy it, but that's why there's a modding community. Like the 200r I have, was only $60 and its a damn good case. Easy to mod, planning on dipping it too, carbon fiber.
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