NCASE M1: An Ambitious Attempt to Mold a Mini ITX Case for Enthusiasts

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donut

It's a shame that the case is so expensive. If money wasn't an issue when building a system, i'd totally get one.

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Carey934

These comments about it not having an ODD are wrong. Look at it! The ODD is a slot-load, mounted vertically behind the front bezel.

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Gilyon

"Anybody notice no Optical Disc Drive. I'm sure some people dont care for one much but just pointing it out."

It has spot for an upward opening, slot-load slim optical drive at the top of the case behind the front panel. You can even see the drive in the 2nd picture on this page. I'm personally not a huge fan of slot load drives but the room and slot are there if you want them.

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balindos

Anybody notice no Optical Disc Drive. I'm sure some people dont care for one much but just pointing it out.

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stige

you can go work on your powers of observation now.

there is an optical drive.

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Electrik

I’m using Silverstone’s SG06 mini-ITX case right now, it’s about the size of a shoe box. My first mini-ITX build, it’s pretty sweet.

I’ve tried their concept before, by stuffing an HTPC case with hot hardware. I fried two crossfire video cards in the process.

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DirtModeler

I used to be firmly into the giant computer-with-8-hard-drives-full-tower-case-and-99-fans-that-you-can-hear-outside-your-house..

But that's changed the past couple years.

These days I want the small, lightweight, and quiet!

I'm glad to see the movement towards smaller and quieter PC's

I think that's the future of PC computing.

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misterz100

It also helps that ITX can now sport all the features of a full motherboard just without the extra slots most people don't even use.

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somethingelse

This is cool, but if I need a small computer with 3 3.5" drives and a couple of 2.5" SSDs and a 240mm watercooler, I'd much rather just go with micro-atx formfactor. This won't be much smaller then a lot of good mATX mini-towers out there for already for $50 and I imagine doing any work on it down the road - like a RAM upgrade - will be much harder since you'll probably have to take most of it appart to get at the memory.

Perfect mini-itx case for me is the In-Win BP655. Fits 1 2.5" and 1 3.5" drive, 5.25" optical drive and has 1 low-profile PCIe slot (i got a low-pro 6670 sitting there :D ).

I like small form factor PCs, and I build a lot of them, but for watercooled gaming rigs, I don't see a point of going smaller then micro-atx. I don't speak for everyone though, so hope it works out for these guys :)

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