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  • 20 Mini-ITX cases review 2014

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    Last edited by Ice Tea; 20-05-15, 00:38.

  • #2
    Will probably give this a read but... pics of an Elite 120 under the Elite 130 review...?
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    • #3
      Personally, I am in the process of making a lan build with the corsair 380T,

      However, in regards to ITX builds for 'main rig' or 'MediaPC' imo, you cant rate them on what you can fit in or what they perform at, personally I HATE lengthy cube cases that have a larger footprint than a standard midi case. For these uses, footprint is everything.

      Is it going to be used under your TV< does it need to be short, wide, and TV box like?
      Is it going to be on a desk? THEN FOOTPRINT IS GOD.

      I would rather something like the silverstone fortress mini over all the reviewed cases there, I have used it, its quality, you are limited by PSU form factor, however, everything else is surprisingly awesome. its footprint is 189x235

      http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...id=333&area=en

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      • #4
        Didn't read the full article but from the contents page I can only see 11 cases not 20.
        Doesn't make a difference though because the NCase M1 is the best ITX case without a doubt
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Avro View Post
          Didn't read the full article but from the contents page I can only see 11 cases not 20.
          Doesn't make a difference though because the NCase M1 is the best ITX case without a doubt
          Only best for you, otherwise we would all have one

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TAZ007 View Post
            Only best for you, otherwise we would all have one
            Lies, everyone needs an ncase m1 in their life
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            • #7
              I've got a HAF 915F, there's no getting away from it, the thing is freaking huge
              as an accompaniment to the big HAF Stacker (which I also have, and is so big I swear a little person could live in one), it's super cool
              but don't think it should be in a list like this as a stand-alone tbh

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              • #8
                Originally posted by I3R0K3N7FEET View Post
                However, in regards to ITX builds for 'main rig' or 'MediaPC' imo, you cant rate them on what you can fit in or what they perform at, personally I HATE lengthy cube cases that have a larger footprint than a standard midi case. For these uses, footprint is everything.
                Well a lengthy cube case may not work in your setup, but it would certainly work in mine! My TV stand has a very small space for devices, amounts to a small cube shape, but it's quite deep, making it a perfect fit for something like a Elite 120/130. In a media situation it's the front face that you're going to see, who cares how deep it is? As long as it fits, obviously
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Joshimitsu91 View Post
                  Well a lengthy cube case may not work in your setup, but it would certainly work in mine! My TV stand has a very small space for devices, amounts to a small cube shape, but it's quite deep, making it a perfect fit for something like a Elite 120/130. In a media situation it's the front face that you're going to see, who cares how deep it is? As long as it fits, obviously
                  Of course, that is why I stated it depends on the users needs and intention. You can't just judge on how they perform and what you can fit in.

                  Some of the cube cases are bloody huge making the reduction in size next to negligeable compared to a standard tower mATX case. IE the 380T is gigantic, yet only accepts itx boards, however, for my use for a portable lan build, performance is everything hence why I wanted it (and for colour preference) however, if I had a mini desktop build, I would likely use the fortress mini, with a mini ITX GTX 760 etc that are available or the like.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ice Tea





                    *NEW* Lian Li - 11 bay - PC-Q26 Mini ITX

                    Lian Li have lost the plot.

                    If you are going to have a big ITX case to fit 11 hard drives in then you may as well have a MATX setup.

                    I'd quite like it if the lower half of those bays could be removed for a longer graphics card. Otherwise, yeah you're right its pointless.
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