Tom's Hardware of Finland


#1956

silverstone is also uglier


#1957

hi

I want an ITX case that is not a giant box or a shoebox

all of those cases (most of which actually focus on getting under 10L in volume) are hideously expensive

even the most mass produced case of these, the Raijintek Ophion, was 130 bucks


#1958

Fractal, Rosewill, and Coolermaster all make affordable ITX cases. Thermaltake has a couple. Phantek is on the higher end of affordable, but seem pretty nice. Coolermaster practically gives them away through deals, on occasion.

Also, some micro ATX cases have mounts for ITX. such as this

but at that point, maybe just get a micro atx board.


#1959

TOO BIG

I went ITX to go small

smaller

smaller

smaller

…I need a moment to catch my breath


#1960

have I talked about how I want to buy a Dremel, some beer and a PicoPSU and shove an ITX board in a Dreamcast shell


#1961

ok well I’m having trouble understanding what you want.

How do you feel about the Raijintek Metis?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA66Z5X06957&Description=Raijintek%20Metis&cm_re=Raijintek_Metis--9SIA66Z5X06957--Product

I have one built with an ATX power supply, a 10 inch GPU, and a Scythe Mugen 5 rev. B cpu cooler. I have seen pics of one with a Scythe Ninja.

the point being, it holds a lot. and could still be designed a little better. I would recommend a smaller size GPU. Like one of those half length 1070 or something. But you can easily and completely take it apart, so its very workable.


#1962

The Ophion is a mass available version of what the small custom makers have been doing. Where the GPU sits underneath the motherboard, on the opposite side of the case. and attaches to the PCI-E port via a cable. Super cool, but not yet trickled into wide adoption by big brands who can drive the price down. Raijintek is still beating some of the small custom cases, by tens of dollars. Relatively speaking, $130 for that type of design is a deal. and you don’t have to wait for a production run.


#1963

you can get a Fractal Node 202 (10L) for $60:

(I have this case and really like it)

You can even stuff fullsize graphics cards as hot as AMD ones in there!


#1964

NOT SMALL ENOUGH

NOW I’M GETTIN ALL HOT AND BOTHERED


#1965

I guess 10.2L isn’t enough under 10L for some folks, sheesh


#1966

look, I can’t climax unless we gettin under 5L


#1967

just letting that graphics dongle dangle, eh


#1968

oh ok. so a shoebox is too big. To me the Ophion is shoebox size. So I wasn’t getting it.


#1969

wait is that an optical drive in that case what in the absolute


#1970

at the bottom?

it’s a flex ATX PSU


#1971

I still have and regularly use my optical drive because I’m a big dumb idiot


#1972

I import Japanese rock CDs once or twice a year. So I have an external drive for ripping to FLAC.


#1973

Optical drives are great. I mean how would you even burn Saturn and Dreamcast discs without one?

Everyone does that, right??


#1974

I’m like:

… like, WHAT R U DOING THERE?


#1975

it’s worth it alone to play PS2 games via emulator

I held on to all those discs for a reason :triumph: