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Too large. Lan-Gears case is about the best design I've seen so far. Loved it, and I shouldn't have gotten rid of it. Only change I'd make is making it a tiny bit bigger so that full size PSUs can fit easier.

NCASE M1 dimension: 240mm x 160mm x 328mm

Lan Gear infinity dimension: 288 x 217 x 370 mm

Lan Gear mITX dimension: 301 x 236 x 152

The case you mention is a prototype... and, for what I've seen, Lan Gears quality is SUBPAR. Not to mention the difference in size is kinda small, if you ask me.

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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

Then... don't?! rolleyes.gif
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So you're telling me one slim rad will cool my cpu and gpu ? In your dreams, this is nowhere near close to as good as Compact Splash.
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Too large. Lan-Gears case is about the best design I've seen so far. Loved it, and I shouldn't have gotten rid of it. Only change I'd make is making it a tiny bit bigger so that full size PSUs can fit easier.
Too large? Too Large?! Your SG08 is bigger.

The LanGear Infinity, which, by the way, barely exists, is roundabout 10.7L

This case, whose goal was to have a smaller footprint while remaining as compact as possible, is barely pushing 12.6L. The SG05 and SG06 are only somewhat smaller and have much lesser capabilities. Then, of course, the Prodigy is in another class of its own.

Also, people have been asking since this design revision came up on [H] nearly three months ago, why not 4 slots?

Three slots are there to accommodate 3-slot graphics cards, DTX motherboards (which are unfortunately hard to come by), and the multiple configurations of fans and hard drives (Should only two of the three slots be occupied).

Adding a fourth slot may only be a centimeter of height, but the width change would be much larger, and eventually attempting to fit mATX in this type of design would result in a significant volume increase over the current design.

EDIT: To the above: yes it will.
 
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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.

lol sound cards. Such a waste of money these days. Pay all that money for less than sub par computer speakers when you could just get a receiver with optical and a set of nice polks or something for almost the same price of it all.
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Man, this makes me really wanna dive into building another m-itx rig!


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lol sound cards. Such a waste of money these days. Pay all that money for less than sub par computer speakers when you could just get a receiver with optical and a set of nice polks or something for almost the same price of it all.

Entirely opinion, and terribly poor at that. Their are SOME soundcards that are a waste of money, but there are a bigger number who actually provide an improvement over stock audio, with some good 3D simulations for both headphones and virtual speakers, and the high end segment are entirely capable of driving some power hungry headphones while providing them with post-processing effects and meaning they don't have to bring an external amp around should they choose to move their computer.
    
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Awesome case, needs a carry handle!
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Get a USB or SPDIF digital to analog converter. They can be as good as better than a sound card.

Fixed. Unless it's for gaming, that is. My sound card gives me significantly better positional cues than straight up digital out to a DAC/amp.

I said in the Compact Splash topic, but this case being aluminum kills it for me. Still, if it results in more and better SFF/ITX options for consumers, I wish NCASE the best and look forward to the next person or group to step up and put out a rockin' SFF case.
    
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That look awesome! Too bad I have no money for it. Did not expect it to be able to have water cooling too, this thing is a tiny little beastie
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NCASE M1 dimension: 240mm x 160mm x 328mm

Lan Gear infinity dimension: 288 x 217 x 370 mm

Lan Gear mITX dimension: 301 x 236 x 152

The case you mention is a prototype... and, for what I've seen, Lan Gears quality is SUBPAR. Not to mention the difference in size is kinda small, if you ask me.

I liked the design better, is all I'm saying. You can't buy either at the moment, I'm just expressing an opinion. I'd love to have the smallest possible case, without sacrificing components. When i had mine I still had 9-10 fans(including those in the PSU/Video card) in the system. Granted, more fans don't equal better case, it's the fact that it all fit that was impressive to me.
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Too large? Too Large?! Your SG08 is bigger.

The LanGear Infinity, which, by the way, barely exists, is roundabout 10.7L

I know it's larger, it's got a lot of wasted space, I actually prefer the design of the Lan-Gear to the SG-08, but it's the only case in the form-factor that allows for decent sized CPU coolers because it doesn't put the PSU over the motherboard.

And I'd probably correct your statement to say the Lan-Gear doesn't actually exist anymore. At one point they were ramping to production, but that was a few years ago. Wish I'd kept my damn prototype case. Maybe if this project gets a lot of attention they'll make something even tinier.
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Love it, would buy.
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