Prototype Introducing the Chimera CX2

karaju

Efficiency Noob
Jun 11, 2020
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Really looking forward to this case.
I am looking for a small ATX case and was about to order the Cerberus X before noticing the CX2.

This one looks like it will have a lot better airflow than the Cerberus.
 

gintasr

Cable Smoosher
Oct 25, 2018
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Just picked up an ATX motherboard for the first time in at least 5 years in anticipation for this case with an NH-D15. Hoping for better thermals and noise compared to the ghost s1 and ncase.
 
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QuantumBraced

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Mar 9, 2017
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Wouldn't it be better to have the I/O at the bottom like with the M1? I feel like 90% of people will put this on their desk. Would be much better to have your headphone cable come out the bottom.
 
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fabio

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That D15 inside make me cry from happiness!!
 

WHATT

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Mar 26, 2019
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Will there be an option to lay the case down on its side? I assume all I would have to do is attach feet to a different panel, but I'm just curious if this has been thought of at all.
 

VegetableStu

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the video mentions (at 6:53) that some SFX PSUs may come with a 24-pin and EPS cable that may not be able to reach from the bottom (which is why there weren't any shots of cables), and earlier in the thread (if i remember right) the creators mentioned that they're working to address this (and the other fitment points brought up in the video)

you should really check the video out (above)
 

THUMPer

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Feb 5, 2020
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I watched the video when it came out. You expect me to remember everything I watch? 🤣 🤣

With the PSU on the bottom I could see that being an issue. But with the PSU at the top front, it seems like it may work.
 

nemesis429

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Aug 10, 2016
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I reckon a good optional idea would be a top panel to allow two fans on top e.g. if you wanted to have dual rads with PSU at bottom.
 

VegetableStu

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it's covered earlier in the thread, they mentioned strictly adhering to a closed-off top to ensure optimal front-to-back airflow (unless something changed between may to now?)
 

nemesis429

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Aug 10, 2016
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it's covered earlier in the thread, they mentioned strictly adhering to a closed-off top to ensure optimal front-to-back airflow (unless something changed between may to now?)
My mistake, just thought as an option maybe purchase directly from him if possible.