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post #31 of 77
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

This case is not large. The Lan-Gear case wasn't built with watercooling in mind, which is why it's a lot smaller.

Actually, it was. You can mount a radiator to the back of the case. The prototype I had wasn't the final, but in the final that would have been, it would have allowed for water cooling at least on the back vents. If they'd widened it a tiny bit on one side, a 220 rad could even fit inside.
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post #33 of 77
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My only beef with ITX is the lack of a second PCI slot, so I can't use a sound card with them.

That is where mini-atx comes in!

EDIT: Not trying to rain on the parade, that is a BA case for sure. I love ITX, but I love my sound cards more.

Why not get an outboard DAC? They're better than any sound card and save room in the case smile.gif.

Love the look of these little things. One of these with a PCI-E SSD and a 3770k would make a great little server machine to hook up to a NAS.
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post #34 of 77
Ugh.. Why would I spend money for a kickstarter on a case, when I can go and spend money on an actual case? This crap's gotta stop. I like the case, I'd pay around $200 bucks for one, but if I actually gave them $200 bucks, I'd get the satisfaction of knowing they might possibly make some? Puh-leese. rolleyes.gif
post #35 of 77
Pretty sure thats not how it works, the prototype funding is already done and then some.

When they start the kickstarter, based on the amount of cases they need to meet the desired price point (based on LianLi price quotes), you contribute the price of the case, and if the kickstarter is unsuccessful, you dont pay anything. If it is successful, you get your case.
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post #36 of 77
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

My only beef with ITX is the lack of a second PCI slot, so I can't use a sound card with them.

That is where mini-atx comes in!

EDIT: Not trying to rain on the parade, that is a BA case for sure. I love ITX, but I love my sound cards more.

optical out sound cards/dac do exist.
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post #37 of 77
really glad i held off on building a iTX system. this case looks nice!
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post #38 of 77
Had an idea much the same, only I had the 240 rad on top so the rad and video card are sandwiching everything in the middle then have the hard drives on the back of the MB and psu turned so it's front to back and not up and down.
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post #39 of 77
Looks amazing, BUT...
With 3 expansion slots, it is already too close to a mATX...this is not exactly a SFF now, is it?
I would prefer adding 1in height and get something more flexible...
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post #40 of 77
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1. It's a limited edition case, so it's going to cost more by default.
2. Lian-Li > Cooler Master in terms of craftsmanship.
3. This case is all aluminum, not steel and plastic like your Stryker.

If the case was made of steel, it would probably be around $100.

Yes this case isn't going to be for everyone, but its price is very justified.

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