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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 #1261 of 1303
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Nope, too thick on the radiator side. Unless you bought some slimline fans.
You sure, George? It's 54mm thick, including the fans:



If anything is a problem, I would think it would be the length.
post #1262 of 1303
Just ordered through amazon with estimate delivery: Monday, February 3, 2014 - Thursday, February 13, 2014 by 8:00pm
post #1263 of 1303
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

I think $200 is a lot for any size case. It's severely expensive for a Mini ITX. At that price they're in boutique, low-volume only, which is fine since they only built 1000 anyway.

But if we'd launched the M1 for $200 we'd have been laughed out of this forum, and you guys know it.

I dunno, I've paid $200, and for an all aluminum, low production volume product, I can swallow that price tag. I totally understand to enter the mITX game, you'd want to make a decent ROI, so you'd target a mainstream audience first, I get it completely. I'm just semi bummed because I wanted to see something competitive with the SG-08 design with respect to size, but at least glad another big name is getting int mITX cases.
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Originally Posted by subtec View Post

You sure, George? It's 54mm thick, including the fans:



If anything is a problem, I would think it would be the length.

Ah, then it might fit. I was under the impression their radiator was bigger.
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Ah, then it might fit. I was under the impression their radiator was bigger.

Good news then! biggrin.gif
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post #1266 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post

Just ordered through amazon with estimate delivery: Monday, February 3, 2014 - Thursday, February 13, 2014 by 8:00pm

That's quite a time window. Hopefully it'll arrive sooner than that. I didn't know I could place an order on the case with Amazon already. If I decide to go with this over the Jonsbo W1 (being branded as the Rosewill W1 in the US) then I better place my order now/soon.

I do get paid tomorrow so I'll probably order the case along with an mITX motherboard (most likely gonna end up going with the Asus P8Z77-I).
Edited by weredawg - 1/10/14 at 3:56pm
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post

Just ordered through amazon with estimate delivery: Monday, February 3, 2014 - Thursday, February 13, 2014 by 8:00pm

post #1268 of 1303
I will buy this case, but then i want a 150D thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif something small like ncase m1,or evga hadron wink.gif
post #1269 of 1303
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Ah, then it might fit. I was under the impression their radiator was bigger.

So what is the max thickness of rad placement on the side (with 25mm fans)?
Also would it be possible to install a 200mm rad in the front?
post #1270 of 1303
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Originally Posted by UnderscoreHero View Post

Regarding the ncase, $200-$300 is expensive in my mind for an mitx case, the sweet spot for me is under $100. If I wanted to spend $200, I'd get a mid/full tower. Unless the ncase is your "main" rig, it doesn't justify the cost IMHO. Silverstone is the in between, I was hoping for an ft03 mini, but $170 off amazon was still out of my budget. Went with the prodigy at $80.

I paid $160 for the 650D, worth it. $60 for the 200r, worth it. $40 for a elite 120 adv, worth it. $80 for the prodigy, stilliffy on it, but I wanted to test the hype. No regrets.

I had the FT03 and became really disappointed with it. From a usage point of view, it wasn't thought at all. Putting the computer together was a big pain in the a**. Cable routing? Non-existing. Easy to mount? Nope. Though the panels would come of with a breeze... seriously, it was even hard to get a hold of it because you were scared that a panel would go of and the case would fall to the floor :S

Quote:
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

I think $200 is a lot for any size case. It's severely expensive for a Mini ITX. At that price they're in boutique, low-volume only, which is fine since they only built 1000 anyway.

But if we'd launched the M1 for $200 we'd have been laughed out of this forum, and you guys know it.

My question wasn't related to whether a $200 case is expensive or not (undoubtedly, it is). What I tried to ask was this: how cheaper does a case become when you make 10 times more cases? I'm sure there must be big saving from 1000 to 10.000, and so on, right? Economies of scale must be important in this business, right? Also, what exactly are the "tooling costs" that many times show up when talking about cases?

I think that people that laugh at the price of things are those who don't value it enough... probably based on lack of culture. The 900D is an expensive case, no doubt, but it has many features many other cases don't have. IMO you were very brave when you launched the 900D because its price makes it very close to the price of some custom cases out there, but the price doesn't make it laughable. It would laughable if you launched an entry-level case at the price of a high-end one. But the 900D? I find it very elegant, yet not feature-lacking (something that Lian Li doesn't... they do nice cases but, when you try to use them, they aren't very friendly or well thought).
Edited by prava - 1/10/14 at 7:49pm
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