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Old April 3, 2014, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fubar View Post
The case is really expensive and you will only get it if you donate to their fund? I don't get it.

Looks like an interesting case. I didn't know there were so many mitx cases out there. I was looking at them and there's so many intangibles - space, whether ATX power supplies will fit, whether you can have a liquid cooler and which rad will fit.... how many drives... ahhhhhhh... ;)

'it's pretty sad that it's taken this long to get a CPU cutout for a mitx system....although, I might be the only one that likes to switch out coolers and see what fits and doesn't fit'

I was thinking the exact same things but on some cases, the mobo is on a 'platform' (don't know what else to call it) but, yes, the ones that are vertical, why aren't case manufacturers providing a mobo/cpu cut-out?

There were only 1000 cases made. They are planning to have a V2 run with small revisions though.

The main thread on Hardforum (where the creators of this case reside and started the project) is over 500 pages long and every configuration possible has already been covered, so take a look there if you want to see exactly what this case is capable of. A great wealth of information lies on the very first post itself. I built a full loop in the system including dedicated DDC pump (minus the NCASE Reservoir made by Frozen-Q that mounts on the outside to the 92mm bracket and lines up with the grommets) so the case is deceptively accommodating for it's size. I used a 120.2 38mm rad which is really the upper end of what you want in this case. The case was designed to use every mm of space possible, there is virtually no wasted space. Several people have thrown in H220's and then added the GPU to their loop. This is the case that really made me rethink larger cases and all the wasted space we typically find in them. The only major manufacturer that seems to actually understand SFX is Silverstone, so a lot of the innovative stuff that hasn't already been tackled by them has actually been by people starting up their own projects (NCASE M1, Lone Industries L1 & L2, Compact Splash, etc).

The case has the option of using an ATX power supply with a supplied bracket but it primarily designed for use with a SFX PSU. There are major sacrifices if you try to use one to the size of CPU cooler and length of GPU card. That being said, the 450 Gold SFX PSU by Silverstone is sufficient for most builds and they actually have a 600W Gold SFX PSU coming out, hopefully within the next few months.

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