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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 #51 of 1303
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

Not familiar in the world of $400+ cases but is there an ITX shoebox size watercooler Caselabs/Phobya case? Like the one in http://www.overclock.net/t/1351862/corsair-mini-itx-what-do-you-want/30#post_19107269

Lol, I didn't realize Caselabs didn't make ITX cases. But they are thinking of one.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1346755/what-would-you-want-in-a-caselabs-mini-itx-case

Phobya does not make itx cases so I will edit my post.

Anyways I was just using them as an example of the kind of market you are in if you want to do custom loops in SSF cases.
post #52 of 1303
small but full size PSU and GPU for me, also portability is big...I still do LANs
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post #53 of 1303
It doesn't need a 240mm rad in it, you could just have a fan mount like the top of the C70 (120mm or 140mm).
Just one 5-1/4 drive bay, with a removable drive cage with room for two 3-1/2 drives (but can also hold two 2-1/2 SSDs).
Cable routing would be nice, with a little over an inch of clearance behind the motherboard tray to store unused cables.
An option with an acryllic window would be great too.
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post #54 of 1303
Room for at least 2 rads, preferably a 240+140 or something along those lines. SSD mounts in otherwise unusable space. Also, I would absolutely LOVE the front bezel from the 900D to be present. To me it is just an absolutely beautiful detail that takes it the next step from being an 800D revamp to an something completely unique. (If you do use the same bezel you could call the case the 90D)

Also, for component placement, I would really like a layout like what adam has done with his Prodigy here. It is an amazing use of space and what I feel is something Bitfenix did critically wrong with the giant SFF Prodigy.

P.S. I WANT IT NAO!tongue.gif
Edited by Ezekie1Enus - 1/24/13 at 10:23pm
post #55 of 1303
I would like to see a case with a hidden PSU and HDD's/SSD's by the mobo tray. Something along the lines of this.

These are pictures of Dwood here on OCnets project he's doing from acrylic. I'd like to see something like this with 2x 120mm on the front with space to mount a rad on top and in front. PSU completely tucked behind and just seeing clean wiring. Make it fit for a full size PSU and you could easily mount HDD's back there.



post #56 of 1303
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

duh, this is not a thread about mini-itx vs. micro-atx.

Hey he wanted our responses, that was mine.
post #57 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Mysticode View Post

Hey he wanted our responses, that was mine.

Which was completely irrelevant to the thread. The question was what would you want from a corsair mITX case, not whether or not mITX or mATX is better. Sometimes the logic on OCN is so flawed it's horrible. And as to that matter, most people never use more than one PCI-E slot. If you're a gamer, it's usually a video card, if you're an audiophile it's likely a sound card, if you're a networking nut then it's likely an extra NIC. Few people run 2 or more video cards, or care for video/sound at the same time, and most decent mITX boards come with an mSATA slot and wireless built in. The majority of people will only run 1 PCI-E slot ( at most ), so logically there's not much need for more than that. The ones that run more than that, well there's already plenty of mATX/ATX/eATX cases out there to choose from. Quality mITX cases on the other hand are a bit more rare.
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I would like to see a case with a hidden PSU and HDD's/SSD's by the mobo tray. Something along the lines of this.

These are pictures of Dwood here on OCnets project he's doing from acrylic. I'd like to see something like this with 2x 120mm on the front with space to mount a rad on top and in front. PSU completely tucked behind and just seeing clean wiring. Make it fit for a full size PSU and you could easily mount HDD's back there.
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Love the idea, but I'm not too keen on the extra width it would add, at least in a SFF build.
Edited by Shrak - 1/25/13 at 12:26am
post #58 of 1303
Room for an H100(i) to just fit in no problem.
Assuming the power supply is included if it was at least semi modular. At the very least the pci-e cables, so if you're a) not running a card or b) running a card with a 6pin connector you don't have the extra on floppin' around. maybe ship with 2 6pin and 2 8pin cables..?
A window
A filtered intake area for the gpu
*sidenote* I prefer the black corsair ribbon type cables winksmiley02.gif
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Should be able to fit two 240MM Rads, one in the front & one on top. It has to be native also. Dual GPU support & a side window with no fans. Make sure the side window doesn't show to far where it will show the front radiator. The standard Corsair brush metal front. It should have enough room behind the motherboard tray to mount two SSD's Three 5.25 bays, cause more than likely it will house a Bay Res & a Optical Drive/Fan Controller. All fan intakes need to be filtered.. Make it tall enough to fit a 45MM Rad & one set of fans @ the top of the case (this is critical) The depth should be long enough to house a standard PSU with room in the floor for a 140MM fan or a D5 pump.
 
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post #60 of 1303
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Should be able to fit two 240MM Rads, one in the front & one on top. It has to be native also. Dual GPU support & a side window with no fans. Make sure the side window doesn't show to far where it will show the front radiator. The standard Corsair brush metal front. It should have enough room behind the motherboard tray to mount two SSD's Three 5.25 bays, cause more than likely it will house a Bay Res & a Optical Drive/Fan Controller. All fan intakes need to be filtered.. Make it tall enough to fit a 45MM Rad & one set of fans @ the top of the case (this is critical) The depth should be long enough to house a standard PSU with room in the floor for a 140MM fan or a D5 pump.

Do you even know what an ITX board is?
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