Do regular sized psu's fit in here? How about say a 6870 or only low profile cards? I have a mini itx board with an i3-2120
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Intel i7 950 @ 4.1 GHZ l Antec 900l WD 1TB Black lSamsung 1TB F3l 2x 1TB Seagate Raid 0 l 2TB Seagate l Asus Sabertooth x58 l 24 GB G.Skill 1733 DDR3l Corsair 750 PSU lHyper 212 l Sapphire Radeon 6970 unlocked Upgraded 06/13/13
Intel 4770k @3.6 Ghz l650d Case l 240GB Samsung Pro SSD l WD 1TB Black l Samsung F3 1TB l 2x 3TB Toshiba Raid 0 l 4tb Seagatel 16GB G.skill 2400 DDR3 l Seasonic 750watt PSU l Custom Water Loop l 2x Radeon 7950 CF
cant say enough good things about this case.....just getting started with more drives....great home server HTPC :
CPU: Intel Core i3-2125 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
edit to say that's a different mobo but still....great case
Yeah, that is a higher end motherboard as it's Z77 vs H77, but it only has four SATA ports + two eSATA. The H77 has six SATA ports, two of which are SATA 6Gbps. For just a file server, the ASUS H77 would be the way to go. However, for gaming and overclocking, the Z77 would definitely be the way to go.
i still dont fully understand, though. why wouldnt you just buy a full size everything? the awesome part of mITX is how tiny they are. And you pay (usually) for that feature. I'm just trying to think of an app. File server where you don't have much room to put it?
Maybe it's because my focus on mITX is for HTPCs...
Simply because the only expansion card worth considering is a single video card. For many applications, not even that is required. Everything else falls into one niche or the other. So why bother with a full case? A bigger case just gives you more empty space to do nothing with and is definitely less convenient when you want to move the system.
This works as htpc, lite server, gaming, or all three with the right motherboard. Another 6 expansion slots would be pointless.
Great case. It is HUGE for an itx case but it can do and hold alot. If ur looking for htpc it is 2 big for a living room but if u want a gaming rig you can put whatever you want in there. Air or water cooled cpu. Full size cards a ton of drives and a ton of fans. It does wobble a ton if you touch it.
I have had it set up for a week and love it. I am installing a water cooler for my cpu 2night. Great price.
I prefer the Lian-Li ITX cases in terms of styling. The PC-A08 holds 6x 3.5in drives, at least 1 2.5 in drive, and a 5.25in drive while leaving room for a full sized PSU. Alternatively, you can fit a full sized GPU at the expense of 2 3.5 in drive bays.
There's also the PC-Q25 that's probably better for a file server with the internal hot-swap bays. That case will take 7 3.5in drives, with 5 of those bays on a hot-swap backplane.
They're a bit more expensive, but I think they don't look as garish as the Bitfenix.
PC-Q25 is what I'd get, but at $60 this is worth considering.
I still think it's too large for what you're getting. You can do the same in a PC-Q08. Not to sound like a Lian Li nut, but I wish that space was justifiable. We're talking about ITX, space is supposed to matter. Granted some of the wasted space is the handles.
However, I think the market for this is someone who wants no compromises gaming. That is huge tower cooler for the CPU or probably liquid cooling for both cpu and gpu. This is the only case that can do that at this "small" of a size.
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