Thermaltake announced the arrival of three cube-shaped cases today, which are notable for having a ridiculous number of fan mounts, given their compact size. The three models are dubbed the Core X1, Core X2, and Core X9 (we're afraid to ask what happened to Cores 3-8), distinguished by their sizing for mini-ITX, micro-ATX and full ATX motherboards, respectively. If the photos and diagrams are true (and someone please pinch us), the little X1 can take a whopping 360mm radiator and has five mounts for fans ranging from 120mm to 200mm. It can also take a full-sized power supply in the lower chamber, where you can also stow a few storage devices. Speaking of which, the drive bays are all fully modular.
Details on MSI's version of new J1800-based motherboards
While several manufacturers have already put forth announcements about new J1800-based motherboards, MSI is now throwing its hat into the ring with the J1800I, a Mini-ITX board packing an Intel Celeron J1800 CPU.
Successor to last year’s Elite 120 features a full mesh front panel
PC peripheral maker Cooler Master on Tuesday announced the launch of a new case that it says improves upon last year’s Elite 120 Advanced mini-ITX chassis with a bunch of value added features. It is clear from its spec sheet that the Elite 130, as the just launched mini ITX case is called, is definitely a little more compact and slightly lighter than the Elite 120.
A couple of enthusiasts from [H]ardOCP's forum came up with the idea of building a mini ITX case for enthusiasts, figuring that if they went through with the project, there would be enough demand to keep it afloat. They were right. The NCASE M1, which we covered back in February of this year, has blown past its goal of generating $67,500 on Indiegogo, raising more than twice as much with still 12 days to go.
If you subscribe to the philosophy that big things come in little packages, you'll love hearing about Zotac's new H87-ITX Wi-Fi motherboard, a tiny slice of silicon designed for Intel's 4th Generation Core processor family (Haswell). It's a mini-ITX board for small form factor (SFF) builds, yet is capable of running Intel's newest processors and up to four SATA 6Gbps drives, plus a spot for an mSATA drive.
Maybe you already saw that BitFenix offers a mini-ITX case family (Prodigy) and thought to yourself, "Self, if only the darn thing came in green or blue, I'd totally be sold!" If that sounds at all familiar, then (A) you may want to construct an aluminum foil deflector beanie to prevent BitFenix from continuing to read your mind, or (B) think up other ideas you'd like to see BitFenix implement, the company is listening.
Taiwanese motherboard and chipset manufacturer, VIA Technologies, today announced the 'EPIA-M901 Mini-ITX' board, it's latest dual-core mini-ITX platform with tons of I/O options to accommodate a plethora of embedded applications, everything from ATMs and kiosks, to digital signage, healthcare, and digital media applications, the company said.
It's hard to believe, but it's been a whole decade since VIA created the Mini-ITX form factor with the launch of its Mini-ITX VT6010. The rest is ongoing history, but what's really cool is how VIA is celebrating the occasion. It's doing so with the launch of its "Small is Beautiful: 10 Years of Mini-ITX" eBook, and while that might seem like a ho-hum read at first, it's not often that we're given an inside glimpse of things straight from the source.
VIA this week announced its next generation EPIA-M720 mini-ITX board with an embedded 1GHz C7 processor. The C7 is a x86 chip that runs in tandem with VIA's VX900 MSP. Along with improved connectivity options and modern features like DDR3 memory support and a SATA II interface, the new board serves as an upgrade from VIA's EPIA-LN.