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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 #431 of 1303
Thats a good concept but there is no room for cables or hard drives or ssds, and if i got it correctly all the cables would go to the front of the top panel? That would look terrible.
post #432 of 1303
...good point. Cabling on the top isn't much of a problem (for me).
While transporting it it isn't there ...wink.gif

Let's leave 10mm between board and PSU = 330mm heigt.
And than there would be two options... :

1. Flip the cardslots (90°) -> 80mm risercard ...gives you 90mm for slots. Great for bigger aftermarket coolingsolutions. You could make a riser card that gives you more PCIe-Slots?
= (150mm+170mm+10mm) x (150mm+170mm+10mm) x 90mm
THAT would be even more interessting. Nice format 330x330x90mm.
Good cooling for the normal graphics card/more than just one PCIe-Slot @ ITX @ 9,801L!!!


EDIT: Since the front here is defined only by being untouched and having a powerbutton how about an dual-front design? Both powerswitches could come prewired towards the 289cm² of the board... thumb.gif

Chose from small footprint standing at the floor with all the cabling sprouting out of the top and a thin HTPC layout. with everything hidden.


2. Just make it fit a normal card... use the space behind the PSU for two 2,5'' drives and cabling
= 330mm x 200mm x 150mm
Edited by osaft - 6/3/13 at 1:17pm
post #433 of 1303
Personally, I'd love for a case only a fraction larger than its main components; tall and wide enough for powersupply, motherboard and graphics card, maybe stretching it to fit a dual 120 x 45mm radiator in the front, but nothing fancy beyond that.

As far as width goes, let the powersupply be the max width. Shuffle the PCI slots close to the sidepanels so you have a very comfortable space behind the motherboard. Let the backside of the motherboard host hard drives and SSDs.

That's my take on this subject, at least.
post #434 of 1303
What do I want? Let me revisit this.

http://www.ibuypower.com/Info/revolt/features.aspx

I want a case like the iBuyPower Revolt. Something that risers the graphics card off the board and leaves just enough room for a U1 PSU. This is what I wanted to build recently, but I couldn't find anything equivalent.

Most people hate on this, mostly because it says iBuyPower on the side, a disingenuous position at best. I dislike it because of the price premium. But truth is the design is brilliant and exactly what I want in my living room.
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post #435 of 1303
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Originally Posted by edgeofblade View Post

What do I want? Let me revisit this.

http://www.ibuypower.com/Info/revolt/features.aspx

I want a case like the iBuyPower Revolt. Something that risers the graphics card off the board and leaves just enough room for a U1 PSU. This is what I wanted to build recently, but I couldn't find anything equivalent.

Most people hate on this, mostly because it says iBuyPower on the side, a disingenuous position at best. I dislike it because of the price premium. But truth is the design is brilliant and exactly what I want in my living room.

I'm with you on this design, but George has already said they're going for a prodigy (not actually SFF) ITX case. The direction of ITX is going backwards if you ask me. ITX gaming is about maximizing power in a small space. Not ITX boards with 24+liter cases with 800w power supplies, titans, and 8 hdd's.
post #436 of 1303
Rough visualization of a concept I have for the shell of the case, just to better illustrate my point to George.


Dimensions from sketchup: 30cm tall, 24cm deep, 16cm wide. This, presently, is... well, I don't even want to tell you what my results are when I try to get the volume compared to the Prodigy, because I'm pretty sure 1/3 the volume doesn't make sense.
Edited by drunkenvalley - 6/3/13 at 6:01pm
post #437 of 1303
Quote:
Originally Posted by drunkenvalley View Post

Rough visualization of a concept I have for the shell of the case, just to better illustrate my point to George.


Dimensions from sketchup: 31cm tall, 24cm deep, 16cm wide.

that is awesome bro.
post #438 of 1303
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Originally Posted by eqwoody View Post

I'm with you on this design, but George has already said they're going for a prodigy (not actually SFF) ITX case. The direction of ITX is going backwards if you ask me. ITX gaming is about maximizing power in a small space. Not ITX boards with 24+liter cases with 800w power supplies, titans, and 8 hdd's.

I didn't say we were going for a "prodigy" case, I just said that making the smallest Mini ITX case possible isn't our #1 goal.

Compact size IS a priority, it's just not #1.
post #439 of 1303
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FX-8320 Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Powercolor AX6850 Powercolor AX6850 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LP CAS7 1600 (2 x 4GB) Samsung 840 Series Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H80 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Arctic Twin Turbo ll x2 Corsair AF140 x3 Corsair SP120 x2 Windows 7 Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 32LH40 1080p 120Hz Interpolated 32" LCD Razer Arctosa Seasonic X650 Corsair 300R Windowed 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Vespula Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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post #440 of 1303
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

I didn't say we were going for a "prodigy" case, I just said that making the smallest Mini ITX case possible isn't our #1 goal.

Compact size IS a priority, it's just not #1.

Okay sorry I mean an actual SFF vs a generic ITX case that you're seeing available right now outside the shoebox style. If you can fix the problems with cases like the prodigy to bring them down to size and reality that would be nice. I'm very interested to see what you guys have planned.
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