No doubt about that, but the XS is meant to use standard components (even if the traditional use case is different)
There's many layouts I would like to play with using custom solutions. At another time ;)
It's more than that. About 4-5mm. There's also the issue of the direct-plug being so thick width-wise, and depending on the location of the 24-pin connector on the mobo, there might not be room for it in that dimension.
This layout came close, in the sense that AC-DC + DC-ATX just barely fit...
Most motherboards come out of the box running the PCIe socket on Auto mode in the BIOS, so it should in theory use the fastest protocol your addin card + riser can use.
No, the 160W DC-ATX Direct-plug won't fit. It's too tall considering the spec height is counted above the motherboard...
I haven't done extensive testing of it laying horizontal, but I have tried it with both the GPU and CPU side down with 10mm feet for a short period.
Overall the temps are worse than standing up. But if you must lay it horizontally, then the CPU side on bottom is definitely the way to go.
Hey guys, I want to gauge interest between Black, Silver and White finishes on Hutzy XS.
Black and Silver are all anodized, no powder coat. This gives it a less reflective, more grainy (but subtle) finish
White is powdercoated on, so it is glossy like automotive paint. And reflects light like...
Yea that render's fresh out of the oven :)
It's tougher to put it at the top than the back, because the button + wiring assembly is longer than its diameter (~19mm including the hex nut), and the space constraint is much more in height than length
The button in that render is already 16mm...