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The noise issue is really a matter of ambient. At night when it is quieter is when you notice such things
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How do you guys like our new Elite 110 desktop replacement? It is super small.
    
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With that case if you want decent temps you need to do water cooling on the CPU. You are also pretty limited on GPU's to ones like the ASUS GTX 670 DC Mini. I love the aesthetics though. I like it and look forward to seeing people do builds with it, but I don't know if its for me, would want to see some temps.
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How do you guys like our new Elite 110 desktop replacement? It is super small.

Is this for serious??? drool.gif
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Whats the GPU length limits and Why no disc drive?
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That case is pretty much as small as you can make it, would be a bit silly to waste space for a disc drive when you already removed almost as much space as possible. I have only used my disc drive once in the last year.
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120mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm radiator depending on configuration
I wouldn't go past 240mm but if you're really keen there's nothing wrong with 280mm
Up to 3 x 3.5" or 6 x 2.5" SSD
Awesome, would be great and competitive considering modern solutions
Removable dust filters
As above, would be helpful and good for the end user
Quick and intuitive installation (no complicated overlaying cages and assemblies)
Would be great for the end user as well, in particular modders would enjoy this
Fully modular internals (remove everything)
Another awesome feature that case-modders and people in hotter climates would enjoy
Hidden cable management (concealed in the frame)
PLEASE DO
Supporting>310mm video cards and >180mm power supplies
Pretty much required for it to be a competitive case, most people who do end up building their own PCs' end up going all out for their GPUs' so long support's good
Chassis volume <27 liters (equal to more popular MITX chassis)
I'm not good at math, but i'm pretty sure you could shrink it down just a little more to make it just that little bit better for mITX enthusiasts.
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post #98 of 212
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How do you guys like our new Elite 110 desktop replacement? It is super small.
Looks good,but can't really find any info on it other than it holds 3 drives.
post #99 of 212
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How do you guys like our new Elite 110 desktop replacement? It is super small.

First of all, I really like the front panel design. I wish a similar style were used on the Stacker instead of the one shown at pax.
Now on to the criticisms. I haven't used it, just by going with what I've seen in pictures.
I feel that this case has confused identities. It wants to be as small as possible but doesn't want to compromise at all. The site states matx support but only for boards up to 19cm tall, and only 2 expansion slots.
The website states the max gpu length is 21cm, which usually means lower-end gpus, (unless you buy the more expensive ASUS DirectCu Mini cards)
(It doesn't look like you can slot the gpu through the hole in the front panel, only the side i/o connector cables.)
Why is the front panel so thick? Can you fit a fan between the front panel and front case frame?

So this is what a shrunken down Elite 120/130 looks like. To be honest, this case doesn't feel like anything special. Based on what I think I know, I would get the Elite 130 instead, but this is a point in the right direction.

Suggested improvements:
Allow longer gpus by making the hole on the front bigger.
Reposition the PSU so it doesn't block the airflow from the front fan.
Move the I/O panel to the top.
Drop the maxt/m-dtx support and make it even smaller.
Include a flush PSU bracket

I hope I've provided some constructive feedback.
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post #100 of 212
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First of all, I really like the front panel design. I wish a similar style were used on the Stacker instead of the one shown at pax.
Now on to the criticisms. I haven't used it, just by going with what I've seen in pictures.
I feel that this case has confused identities. It wants to be as small as possible but doesn't want to compromise at all. The site states matx support but only for boards up to 19cm tall, and only 2 expansion slots.
The website states the max gpu length is 21cm, which usually means lower-end gpus, (unless you buy the more expensive ASUS DirectCu Mini cards)
(It doesn't look like you can slot the gpu through the hole in the front panel, only the side i/o connector cables.)
Why is the front panel so thick? Can you fit a fan between the front panel and front case frame?

So this is what a shrunken down Elite 120/130 looks like. To be honest, this case doesn't feel like anything special. Based on what I think I know, I would get the Elite 130 instead, but this is a point in the right direction.

Suggested improvements:
Allow longer gpus by making the hole on the front bigger.
Reposition the PSU so it doesn't block the airflow from the front fan.
Move the I/O panel to the top.
Drop the maxt/m-dtx support and make it even smaller.
Include a flush PSU bracket

I hope I've provided some constructive feedback.

No way this case will fit an M-ATX board, maybe a DTX. M-ATX boards are longer than the case itself. The Elite 110 is basically a smaller SG05 with ATX PSU support IMO if I understand it correctly.
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