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The silent passive case we sold was the Cooler Master TC-100.
    
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Originally Posted by CM MR HAF View Post

The silent passive case we sold was the Cooler Master TC-100.

aye. subtec linked it for me.

IMO it was a decent product that came out at the wrong time. with some major updates, (mainly PSU) it can be a much more attractive product these days considering the interest in ITX has gone up significantly. when the TC-100 was released, it was extremely niche product. now, ITX is much more main stream and if CM engineers can calculate the size of heatsink needed to cool down a 84w chip passively and build around that sized heatsink, then i think there would be a much better reception this time around. if people wanted to OC, they can add a fan to it. but keep the stock clock at passive would be the selling point for this case.
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I just wish AMD FX were available in the form-factor. 84W really isn't too much heat. It's not particularly cool, but GPUs (the ones we care about) tend to run 100% hotter or more. My 7850s, whose successor is just barely in the R9 category in the new naming scheme, are rated for 130W. That's a lot of heat and not much GPU. If a system is designed for passive cooling, all you need to do is add a single fan and watch temperatures plummet. Design it for passive but intend for active. What would be really cool for mITX cases is a compact Steam Machine like case with integrated radiators for low-profile water cooling.
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ITX offerings from those days were notoriously bad frown.gif often the bios wasn't "working" properly till 1 year after the board is released (if it ever worked properly)

Even without clicking on the link, I automatically thought "Zotac." rolleyes.gif Why is that?
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Anybody else notice what corsair have made is around the same as what cooler master were planning?Why is everyone out to beat the prodigy?
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Uh I am not sure anyone has mentioned this (Did not bother to read it all tongue.gif) But what about a design like the Node 304 I think it is great. You got the atx psu idea some want, horizontal mobo, clean front, small footprint, simple and elegant looking, a butt ton of hdd space and great cooling for it, comes with fans but no optical drive. But the one thing I do not understand if why can people not invest in a external one as I think it can have more usage cases that an internal one. If you guys did something like the Node 304 simple and elegant easy to use and decent cable routing I think you would be good thumb.gif
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Add disk drive and hey presto, Elite 130.
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Definitely Yes, I would build mITX chassis as desk replacment without doubt. biggrin.gif
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Sure have biggrin.gifthumb.gif

#team MATX and ITX!

#beastMODE Silverstone TJ08-E and SG05

I'm really liking the Elite 110-130 though biggrin.gif
Edited by hyp36rmax - 3/14/14 at 2:27pm
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Sure have biggrin.gifthumb.gif

#team MATX and ITX!

#beastMODE Silverstone TJ08-E and SG05

I'm really liking the Elite 110-130 though biggrin.gif
Amazing SE#Y SFFs! thumb.gif
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