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Does that worth $600? No. Better choices out there for this kind of money (and the will to get a bit more "dirty" building it).
But it is a proper, compact enthusiast ITX case as much as any mass produced one me thinks.

Agreed. The case itself is not worth more than $50, and the rest of the bundle deffinitely isn't worth the next $550. At $350 it might be something to consider...at $600 I got my NCASE M1 (+ motherboard, cooler and psu, of course).
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post #22 of 45
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I cant help it, I feel like it is smiling at me


lol that's hilarious, Imo this doesnt look to nice on the eyes, most Mini ITX cases are pretty sleek and look nice, this seems a bit bulky, would probably fit conveniently in small spaces however which is a plus and might have decent room for expansion so it does have it's Pros I suppose.
post #23 of 45
I'm strongly looking at a portable gaming rig, however I'm hesitant at going with a SFF power supply as there aren't any slam dunk models with high output and efficiency but low noise as well.

The upcoming NCASE revision looks to be in the lead so far, but compactsplash isn't bad either.

I'm not sure where this MSI entry lines up with its high price but slightly less build quality.

Even if I don't consider it, I still welcome the increased SFF competition.
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Agreed. The case itself is not worth more than $50, and the rest of the bundle deffinitely isn't worth the next $550. At $350 it might be something to consider...at $600 I got my NCASE M1 (+ motherboard, cooler and psu, of course).

How much is the NCASE M1, I cant find pricing anywhere but it does look astounding!
post #25 of 45
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Agreed. The case itself is not worth more than $50, and the rest of the bundle deffinitely isn't worth the next $550. At $350 it might be something to consider...at $600 I got my NCASE M1 (+ motherboard, cooler and psu, of course).

That was my thinking exactly thumb.gif

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I see a lot of wasted space in there bud, rearrange and you have full ability to have mATX.

We like dual gpus if we need them but I also like having a dedicated sound card, watercooling etc, the potential is there but internals of the case kill it

There is not enough height. You would have too many things overlapping, either PSU or storage over the board to save that space on the top, and almost demand a CLC or really low profile air cooler etc....then add the extra 2 PCI slots (one after the termination of + clearances to get things in and out...the thing would be considerably bigger.

Saying the same for a 250D, I would be with you, but the thing is almost twice as big to boot.

Yes, you could make a mITX case with a SFX PSU and and a 120mm CLC to be in the 11lt range, or go with risers and a "Steambox" / flat desktop approach with pretty much the same volume, but probably limited to low profile air coolers.

Again, the 10-12" GPUs are the driver of size, it cannot get much smaller, and it would be almost impossible to make for a conventional assembly: everything would need to be built in layers inside the case. But layering doesn't really alter the volume, just the footprint really.
Layering or risers are a good approach for a custom built or a ready made system, but not for a barebone which is aimed towards people that don't want to spent hours and hours figuring out.
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post #26 of 45
Hmmm...the interior of that says 2002. A 1Ghz Thunderbird, 128MB of memory, 60GB HD and a GeForce 256 4 would look at home in that.




*edited* Didn't realize we had the "4" by '02. I was working on an 18 yr old budget back then so I was probably sporting a 256 DDR tongue.gif
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post #27 of 45
Anyway I look at it, I see a lot of wasted space.

I like the exterior, but the interior has some horrible decisions in mind
    
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post #28 of 45
Quick first impressions video from Overclock3d if anyone's interested. I'm surprised that R9 290 can even breathe in there.

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/systems/msi_nightblade_first_look/1
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post #29 of 45
PSU is ATX. The 92mm fan is bios controlled with a custom bios just for this barebones. I'm sure it only ramps up when fully loaded. The exhaust fan is 120mm,looks like you could pop in a standard AIO watercooler and keep the intake pretty quiet. Not bad at all. Where some people see wasted space I have no idea. There is also a custom dual mSATA SSD tray,along with room for another 2.5" SSD,a 3.5" HDD and a 5.25". Very well thought out in my opinion. Who cares if the inside is painted you will never see it once it's built.
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post #30 of 45
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How much is the NCASE M1, I cant find pricing anywhere but it does look astounding!

The NCASE was $200 shipped to the US. It was a limited run (less than 1000), but it seems they are planning to do another run.
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