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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 #171 of 1303
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Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

ok Im late to the conversation but wanted to add my top priorities in an itx case...which I would love to build but dont feel there is something out there for me yet (although that recent mod winner was nearly perfect, not sure if in production yet)

What I look for listed by priority:

-Water cooling friendly without modding the heck out of it (at least 140mm but 240mm ideal) OR two chassis, h2o and smaller air version?
-SIZE!!! Much smaller than my tj08e, otherwise why go itx
-MATERIAL, please all aluminum exterior, i can insulate the inside for harmonics dampening
-FULL size gpu and psu capable, if needed i can cut my own length psu wires....Corsair psu wire kits premade?!?!? Another up-sell opertunity for corsair

Highly wanted features that are luxury:
-SIDE PANEL THAT IS BOLTED ON LIKE LIAN LI DOES, its one reason why i want some of their cases, i picture a custom carbon fiber panel with window
-since a drive bay is a must for some, how does a verticle slim drive sound to save space?

I want to add that I enjoy a lot of the lian li itx cases but every single one has one big buzz kill for me. Some of their TINY htpc ones that I would consider going with air cooling or a single 120mm rad are not an option since they dont even have a pci-e slot for a sound card or single slot gpu. Currently if I had to buy an itx case today it would be the lian li pc-q08b, at least I could get a 140mm for it, but think the drive bay is such a waist of space. I think a verticle slim drive would be a good option. I only mention this as a visual picture of the exterior dimensions and materials I would like. better interior design for the hardcore would be nice so I dont need to cut anything out.

Thanks corsair for giving us a voice into your R&D process!

I like everything you said except for the side panel screwing in like lian li cases. That's the thing I hate most about them. it takes a few minutes just to get the side panel off while having to be super careful not to give it a scratch.
post #172 of 1303
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Who is this Josh guy? As far as I can tell using a 90 degree riser off the PCI-E is a decades old design used in desktop pcs since the 80s. (Though it wasn't PCI-E then, of course)

I don't know who this Josh guy is, but i do agree with you that the riser concept has been in the server industry forever. any/all 1U or 2U and some 3U chassis are pretty much built around the concept of riser card/ribbon.

I sympathize with the guy to have his idea stolen, i'm sure there are other aspects of his design aside from the riser card that was ripped. but I have to say the concept of the riser card is VERY old. (if i'm not mistaking, it even predates ATX specifications) heck i remember using riser cards for RAM back in SIMM days biggrin.gif
post #173 of 1303
Oh, can I add a request?

Corsair, please make a better SFX PSU. 500-550W, modular, with the correct pinouts (I'm looking at you Silverstone mad.gif), Gold-rated.
    
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post #174 of 1303
my inputs smile.gif

a dream SFF case would have a full 2 slot GPU
full psu would be nice, or a lineup of decent SFF PSUs (this is corsair we are talking about aint it?)
I like simple aluminium but i also like windows.
yes gimme a nice 240mm rad to put in there!
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post #175 of 1303
I say 3 slot minimum, 4 gpu slots ideally.
 
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post #177 of 1303
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I say 3 slot minimum, 4 gpu slots ideally.

I guess 3 wouldnt be bad since asus isnt the only 3 slot gpu maker now a days lol
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post #178 of 1303
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I guess 3 wouldnt be bad since asus isnt the only 3 slot gpu maker now a days lol

if you need 3gpu slots, you might as well just go mATX. ITX is "supposed to" be small.
post #179 of 1303
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I guess 3 wouldnt be bad since asus isnt the only 3 slot gpu maker now a days lol

well if they do it just right, they could make it so you could fit a 240 rad under the video card if you aren't using one of those slightly ridiculous arctic cooling gpu coolers
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post #180 of 1303
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

if you need 3gpu slots, you might as well just go mATX. ITX is "supposed to" be small.

this is my thoughts as well, considering ITX only has one pci slot anyways, the 2 slots on the case ussualy are developed for 2 slot video cards that hange over the mobo right?

HOWEVER that being said, i think it would be cool if corsair introduced 2 seperate cases of the same series. ITX and MATX, 2 slot and 4 slot.

couple inches bigger for some hardcore SLI/xfire shinanigans.
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