Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes
Interesting. The Luxa and Chieftec are "new" to me (though I usually don't pay attention to strictly HTPC cases like the Luxa).
They need more pics, so that I can get a better idea of the layout of each chassis.
Originally Posted by 4Brand
Anyway, talking about the perfect SFF case, mine would have to have cable management and support for watercooling.
When you want to fit a lot of hardware into a tiny case
is that what you describe is not the "perfect SFF case," but the "perfect SSF case for 4Brand." One-size certainly does NOT fit all, especially me.
In fact, I need several distinct cases to fulfill my needs.
My perfect HTPC case would be tall enough to fit normal sized expansion cards and exactly as wide as my home theater receiver, BUT no deeper than that receiver. Also, it would need to use normal ATX PSUs and mATX mobos. For instance the Luxa case that THG reviewed would not be ideal for me, but the Silverstone Grandia GD05 would be.
However, I would not want such a case for my main rig (normal ATX tower is fine), nor for my LAN party rig (some kind of mini ITX box).