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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 #241 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by AaronO View Post

What about something like a scaled down 650d? It's edging into MATX size, but here's a quick mock up.
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What do y'all think?

You're looking at a 27-30L mini-ITX case - actually larger than the Prodigy without the handles. IMO it's hard to justify an ITX case over 20L.
post #242 of 1303
Yeah, it's nice, but it does seem pretty huge.
 
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post #243 of 1303
A Corsair Obsidian series ITX case, kind of like the Fractal Design Node 304 but obviously better and with more sound proofing.
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post #244 of 1303
I have both a CM elite 120 and now a Node 304. The Elite fits a PSU and GPU beautifully, but the cooling potential is way down. The Node has a nice 140 fan in the back ripe for a AIO cooler, is about the same size as the CM E120, but man does it suck to have to find a PSU that will coexist with a 11 inch GPU. I am going to have to buy another PSU just for this case, something I did not want to do. An inch more width and the Node would be perfect.

I am hoping that Corsair can come up with something more clever then just a BIG mITX case. While I don't need to fit a 1200 Watt PSU into it, I would like to be able to have a 750 Watt fit without modding or mashing components together. I would not be mad at you if you build this thing to sell your AIO cooler gear/Link gear. You make gear that your competitors don't, leverage that into the design of your mITX case. Tailor it to fit your rads, no need to complicate things by worrying if it will be compatible with competitors cooling solutions. Sure you will alienate the customers that are just looking for a case to add their existing set up, but which market is bigger............
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post #245 of 1303
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What about something like a scaled down 650d? It's edging into MATX size, but here's a quick mock up.

here is a comparison next to the 650d. The 5.25" drive bays are riveted in, but the rivets are easily accessible if you need to drill them out. The hdd cages are individually removeable to allow more room for longer graphics cards. a 240mm thick rad can fit in push or pull with fans in behind the top removable mesh, or a thin rad (like an h100) can fit pushpull.

What do y'all think?

Interesting concept, couple of things out of the gate. One if you are going to have an optical bay at all make it a slim line and stand it on it's side at the outside of the case front. Kill all the HD bays, besides they block front air flow. Just pout a simple mount to allow up to four 2.5" HDs. Most will use SSDs in this kind of gamer build and if you need more space get a 2.5" drive.

Finally I would flip the PSU on it side and mount I the same way Lian Li cases do. Also soften the lines a little bit, the harsh square look is a bit bland. Not as much as the 600T but for sure something softer.
post #246 of 1303
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Originally Posted by AaronO View Post

What about something like a scaled down 650d? It's edging into MATX size, but here's a quick mock up.

here is a comparison next to the 650d. The 5.25" drive bays are riveted in, but the rivets are easily accessible if you need to drill them out. The hdd cages are individually removeable to allow more room for longer graphics cards. a 240mm thick rad can fit in push or pull with fans in behind the top removable mesh, or a thin rad (like an h100) can fit pushpull.

What do y'all think?

I like this idea better for mATX. Concept is a bit like Lian Li PC-A04
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What about something like a scaled down 650d? It's edging into MATX size, but here's a quick mock up.

here is a comparison next to the 650d. The 5.25" drive bays are riveted in, but the rivets are easily accessible if you need to drill them out. The hdd cages are individually removeable to allow more room for longer graphics cards. a 240mm thick rad can fit in push or pull with fans in behind the top removable mesh, or a thin rad (like an h100) can fit pushpull.

What do y'all think?

I like this idea better for mATX. Concept is a bit like Lian Li PC-A04

EDIT. Sorry for double post.
Edited by momonz - 3/30/13 at 7:41am
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post #248 of 1303
I wish I could vote 3 options I would vote for:

1. I want it to be small, but I want a full size GPU and full size PSU in there.
2. "Refined, Aluminum" Design - Silverstone, Lian-Li, and Corsair Obsidian Series are more my speed.
3. Air cooling - I want it to perform well out of the box but we don't need to perforate every single panel.

These also applies for mATX.

Where is the Corsair thread for mATX? I can't find it.
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post #249 of 1303
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I like this idea better for mATX. Concept is a bit like Lian Li PC-A04

At that point you've just got a Define Mini though, yeah?



Except it would need to be taller than the Define Mini for the top-mounted rad.
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but it's not aluminum. smile.gif
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