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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 #271 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Yoneda View Post

Okay, okay. With this newfound knowledge I take back my works of miswisdom.
However I like having space for 2x graphics cards.

 

I must admit that I will miss xfire.

 

 

I really like the form factor though.

post #272 of 1303
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Originally Posted by iwalkwithedead View Post

Which makes it the best OC iTX motherboard in my opinion. xD
It doesn't help tongue.gif
 
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post #273 of 1303
So the Cubitek mini cube is an interesting case. At first glance it looks like a Lian Li case from a decade ago ( I own a PC-V1000) with its rounded top and unpainted aluminum interior. It has some good ideas I would like to see in a Corsair MITX case though. First, its smaller then the Prodigy by a respectable margin. It also has an area behind the motherboard to mount HDD/SDDs and route cables. Has space for a full sized PSU, can hold 11 inch GPU card. I would leave the bottom intake and rear as is, but I would add a 140mm to the front of the case, in the area between the top of the case and where the GPU card bisects top and bottom. You could dump a H90 in that area and still have good air flow for the rest of the components.

Doesn't need to be aluminum. I know many people want dual rad support but H90 is a good compromise and they will get over it. Feel free to make the exterior more obsidian like and for heavens sake paint the interior. Come on Corsair, make this case.
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post #274 of 1303
As badly as I'd like to see my previous idea come to fruition, I would much prefer Corsair work on an SFX PSU that gives us an alternative to the 2 Silverstone units. If anyone is big enough and agile enough to bring a new little beast to life, it's Corsair (maybe EVGA). 500-550W, fully modular, with a nice San Ace fan and Seasonic-like hybrid setting should be more than enough for any ITX rig. A 3770k overclocked to 4.8 pulls about 115W, a Titan at 1.2V pulls about 280W? A 500-520W PSU with Gold or Plat efficiency could cover that easily.

On top of giving the market a solid alternative to the Silverstone units, you can now have a lot more flexibility with new ITX cases. You can make more cases like the Compact Splash and SG05, enclosures less than 15L but that still fit high-end hardware and means to keep 'em cool.
    
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post #275 of 1303
Price: $80-150, with variants including options for window panels and carry latches

Variants like:

Ammo Box C70 Style with carry latches.
600D and 600T - White/Black smooth and monolith-ish looking cases

Size/Features:

11" GPU
Fit Corsair products like a glove
Small footprint/overall size
post #276 of 1303
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

I would much prefer Corsair work on an SFX PSU that gives us an alternative to the 2 Silverstone units. If anyone is big enough and agile enough to bring a new little beast to life, it's Corsair (maybe EVGA). 500-550W, fully modular, with a nice San Ace fan and Seasonic-like hybrid setting should be more than enough for any ITX rig. A 3770k overclocked to 4.8 pulls about 115W, a Titan at 1.2V pulls about 280W? A 500-520W PSU with Gold or Plat efficiency could cover that easily.
This.
post #277 of 1303
Please allow us to put a full size psu in the case. What's the point of having a 450-500w psu with a titan and 3770K cpu? If you are going to go all out and buy the best of the best then you might as-well get a good power supply to go along with your top of the line PC. Also, make sure you guys have enough room for the cpu cooler. Give the user the flexibility to put whatever cooler he or she wants. Try to fit the thermalright silver arrow sb-e extreme, nh-d14, thermalright archon sb-e, corsair h100i, and h80i. I am pretty sure that if Corsair can give us the ability to mount any of these coolers in the new case, then mounting any other cpu cooler will be just as easy. Make sure you don't put a price tag of $160+ on such a small case.

Edit: Make sure you make the case look good and try to minimize the amount of plastic used in the inside and outside of the case. Splice the 900D + 650D = your new itx case with a smaller form factor.
Edited by Captain1337 - 3/31/13 at 10:05pm
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post #278 of 1303
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

As badly as I'd like to see my previous idea come to fruition, I would much prefer Corsair work on an SFX PSU that gives us an alternative to the 2 Silverstone units. If anyone is big enough and agile enough to bring a new little beast to life, it's Corsair (maybe EVGA). 500-550W, fully modular, with a nice San Ace fan and Seasonic-like hybrid setting should be more than enough for any ITX rig. A 3770k overclocked to 4.8 pulls about 115W, a Titan at 1.2V pulls about 280W? A 500-520W PSU with Gold or Plat efficiency could cover that easily.

On top of giving the market a solid alternative to the Silverstone units, you can now have a lot more flexibility with new ITX cases. You can make more cases like the Compact Splash and SG05, enclosures less than 15L but that still fit high-end hardware and means to keep 'em cool.

corsair doesn't make their own PSU's. you'd be better off asking seasonic for this. corsair is stepping into a market that is very hard to compete in because there is only so many ways you can arrange something within a 15L space given the preexisting specifications involved. it may be interesting (if not patent infringing) for corsair to use the Silverstone rotated mobo design together with riser boards to allow for a upright desktop chassis design.
post #279 of 1303
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

As badly as I'd like to see my previous idea come to fruition

I tried to Sketchup your description, this is what I came up with:




Is that more or less what you had in mind, as far as component layout? Your description calls for a pump mount on the right side of the case, but i don't see any place for that. Also, would the front I/O go above the PSU?
post #280 of 1303
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Originally Posted by subtec View Post

I tried to Sketchup your description, this is what I came up with:




Is that more or less what you had in mind, as far as component layout? Your description calls for a pump mount on the right side of the case, but i don't see any place for that. Also, would the front I/O go above the PSU?

I think you could kill off the side mount radiator, take the PSU from the front and have it over the motherboard with exhaust to the rear and a grilled side panel to let it pull it's own air. Grilled bottom with filter and good feet for the GPU and a fan in the front...
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