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    How big should a mini-ITX chassis be?

    How big should a mini-ITX chassis be? Lots of people argue over several main points:

    > There is a very vocal "small as possible" group who want it noticeably smaller than mATX.
    > However, going by sales statistics the Bit Fenix Prodigy is generally the best selling chassis out there
    > Or, is it down to price (not covered in this vote) - Will the CM 110 at 35 quid be the next
    big(small) thing?
    >Does it have to be box-like, or low profile? The Valve-prototype style SteamBox chassis is VCR-like, yet most 3rd party Steam boxes are actual box-shaped.
    > Or is it down to design: simply what looks good?

    This is not a survey because ASUS is making cases(again), it's just curiosity.

    Chassis sizes for reference:

    <10 litres: super-tiny, picoPSU, low profile, practically no GPU space
    10-20 litres CM Elite 110 is 15L, EVGA Hadron: 15.9L, SS FT02 mini is 17.6L, Fractal Node 304 17.9L, CM Elite 130 is 19.6L,
    20-25 litres InWin 901 is 24.2L
    25-30 litres Fractal Node 605 25.5L, BF Prodigy is 26.35L
    >30 litres Basically will fit all mATX kit + many hardware

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    I would say a mix. It really depends on what I want out of the build. There are three factors to consider when making an mITX build:

    The space you want it to take up.

    How powerful you want the build to be.

    What you want the case to look like.

    As far as looks go, I think it nice when cases are more slim, like the steambox or an existing console. I don't like the fat look of the majority of current mITX cases, and almost all of the slim ones come with low-watt PSUs and poor expansion. So a 25-30 liter slim ITX case would be really cool. I wish you guys were making cases.

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    i voted for 26.35L, however please do adjust for cable management, and i think a very rigid good handle will do for portability as for shape i prefer old box one's but that is really user preference
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    I really like the mini's you can have so much power is such a small package. The corsair 250d is a awesome looking case its a little on the large side.
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    take a look at the pavrum cases. they look like smal cases and well made and can ship flat packaged.
    price im not shure on tho.
    plexi/acrylic is not cheep.
    but for a itx or so case i would guess they look real good in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    take a look at the pavrum cases. they look like smal cases and well made and can ship flat packaged.
    price im not shure on tho.
    plexi/acrylic is not cheep.
    but for a itx or so case i would guess they look real good in my eyes.
    Parvum are working on mini-ITX and ATX versions of their case AFAIK. The plans are loosely based on the co-work we did for the Computex press event one we had made for Impact last summer. Their acrylic is not your typical 'case window' it's very high quality.

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    Parvum's S1.0 is only £199.99...that's their mATX case.

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