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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 #201 of 1303
I'd like to see the 5.25" disappear completely, no 5.25" front slots. Ditch USB 2.0 and go completely USB 3.0. I'd definitely want support for a full GPU and PSU plus a 240mm rad. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. I really like the Case Labs design, but a better price would be nice (~$150).
 
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post #202 of 1303
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I just got antec vesa 110 itx case. Smallest case. Would like similar case that come with 160 watt pico and make case slighly wider / taller to fit low profile radeon 7750. Then pair 3770k and amd low profile 7750 for small xbox style case with big desktop power. Otherhand 5800k or 3770k only option for me since vesa case too cramped.

sweet, i've been thinking of doing something similar. But budget sucks

Antec isk110 only 70 dollar. 3770k only 230. Very cheap now. Big processing power....very portable video edit machine and hd 4000 for light source gaming if not game much fine with me. Thanks.
post #203 of 1303
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Originally Posted by subyman View Post

I'd like to see the 5.25" disappear completely, no 5.25" front slots.
I definitely want one to stay for a fan controller.
post #204 of 1303
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Originally Posted by zalbard View Post

I definitely want one to stay for a fan controller.

I want to see Fan controllers disappear. I hate the thought of manual control when there is a system built into a computer to control the fans based on the CPU speed. If you get your case fans as PWM then control is easy.

I would love to see a company make an internal controller module that hooks to the CPU fan header with a pass through for the CPU fan and then comes off to a controller box that gets power from a Molex. The box would then offer fan hook ups for 3 or 4 pin fans and have the needed tech in it to control both types off the CPU temp.

This system would use the ramping in the BIOS for the CPU temp and only give me fan speed when it is needed across the board. Would be a ton more efficient at balancing noise to cooling need.
post #205 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

I want to see Fan controllers disappear. I hate the thought of manual control when there is a system built into a computer to control the fans based on the CPU speed. If you get your case fans as PWM then control is easy.

I would love to see a company make an internal controller module that hooks to the CPU fan header with a pass through for the CPU fan and then comes off to a controller box that gets power from a Molex. The box would then offer fan hook ups for 3 or 4 pin fans and have the needed tech in it to control both types off the CPU temp.

This system would use the ramping in the BIOS for the CPU temp and only give me fan speed when it is needed across the board. Would be a ton more efficient at balancing noise to cooling need.

Yeah, if you can't build the same type of functionality that the Rheosmart has because of price, add a switftech type 8 way splitter (http://www.swiftech.com/8-WayPWMsplitter.aspx).
OR
Might be a riskier move but why not build around the existing products lines you have. A optional Corsair link module for this that hooks up to a harness already wired into the case? Some type of mounting bracket/system that accept your existing H line of water coolers with zero wasted space? You could be selling a lot more then just a case if you go that route.
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post #206 of 1303
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC View Post

Yeah, if you can't build the same type of functionality that the Rheosmart has because of price, add a switftech type 8 way splitter (http://www.swiftech.com/8-WayPWMsplitter.aspx).
OR
Might be a riskier move but why not build around the existing products lines you have. A optional Corsair link module for this that hooks up to a harness already wired into the case? Some type of mounting bracket/system that accept your existing H line of water coolers with zero wasted space? You could be selling a lot more then just a case if you go that route.

I'd really like to see a Corsair link slot ready to go, prewired. I've been using physical fan controllers for years and am ready to get away from them.
 
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post #207 of 1303
Some room for cable management- a section for extra wiring to go under the motherboard would be nice.
 
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post #208 of 1303
Size is important (smaller = better). We already have the Bitfenix Prodigy for a large mini-ITX case.
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Size is important (smaller = better). We already have the Bitfenix Prodigy for a large mini-ITX case.
And the caselabs s3.
 
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post #210 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Doomtomb View Post

Size is important (smaller = better). We already have the Bitfenix Prodigy for a large mini-ITX case.

I understand your viewpoint, but from a business perspective it wouldn't make sense for me to just cede the market to BitFenix for large Mini ITX. After all, it's by far the best selling Mini ITX case of all time - obviously some people like it. And it's not perfect - we could make a case with similar features that's better.


Using that same logic, there's already a ton of Silverstone, Lian-Li, Cooler Master, Antec, etc, Mini ITX cases that are very small. I'm not ready to cede that market yet, either.
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