Production Modivio xCase - customizable console-style case

Jello

Airflow Optimizer
Bronze Supporter
Nov 15, 2016
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Has anyone mounted their S version case on some sort of VESA mount?
 

Matt3D

Cable-Tie Ninja
Original poster
Modivio
Mar 2, 2017
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Has anyone got them to ship a case with completely clear side panels?
Sure, we offer clear side panels at no additional cost. Please just mention them in the order notes at the checkout stage.
 
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maxdfw

Smol Form Factor
Aug 21, 2019
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Sure, we offer clear side panels at no additional cost. Please just mention them in the order notes at the checkout stage.
Thanks, one last question before I pull the trigger. Is this part included with purchase?


I'm using a PicoPSU 160XT and need the hole for this connector.

 

The_ Perfectionist

Cable Smoosher
Nov 3, 2019
10
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Hello,

the case also looks great like the Velka 3, but I wonder where I can find a suitable power supply that doesn't cost 200$. I would like to use an RTX 2060 Super or a 2070 Super, so I would need a 500w power supply.

Could you recommend one to me?
Why is an SFX power supply only supported for the model "L" and why is a Flex-ATX power supply not supported for the smaller models?

Because here you will find a good PSU :


150$ for the case and 200$ is a little expensive, isn't it?
 

annasoh323

Master of Cramming
Apr 4, 2018
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TL;DR - First time Modivio customer very happy with xCase M for college student brother's first build. Story and build log follow.



i5-7600K
Gigabyte Z270N-WiFi
Noctua NH-L9i with NF-A9 25mm fan
EVGA 1060 3GB Gaming (maybe?)
16GB Crucial DDR4 memory
1TB NVMe drive (XPG)
1TB 2.5" Samsung 840 drive
J-Hack One2 Distro 400 and 250W Meanwell external brick (bought in a kit from J-Hack)

I've had my eye on xCase for a while but never pulled the trigger. The design and customization options seemed great. Since it's such a mainstay, it didn't seem to have the same "excitement" new products carry as projects come and go so that's partially why I just had it in mind.

I had my opportunity to give it a shot when I simultaneously upgraded both my own and my sister's computers. I pulled the i5-7600K, motherboard, and memory from my build and the 1060 3GB from my sister's computer. I figured that would make a good starter build for my brother since he was limping along with a barely-there laptop despite being a CS major. I just kinda missed playing games with him. However, I needed something value-oriented as well as portable. xCase came back to mind.

I reached out to Matt and he very helpfully worked with me to figure out what would work best. After following @Thehack's work, I wanted to use his One2 Distro 400 kit. However, that ruled out the xCase S because there wouldn't be enough room in the front of the case. I also wanted to make it as easy to transport as possible for my brother since he has to fly between home and college. Hence, the xCase M.



I wanted to keep my C7 + Thermalright fan so I got a new cooler for him. He bought his own drives. The day we actually had free to do the swapping of parts, the power transformer for the whole neighborhood went totally out! We actually did some unbuilding and rebuilding with flashlights and cell phone lights. Not the best experience.

We still had to do a bit of rebuilding after I realized I didn't buy a long enough power cable for the J-Hack. But, we eventually got it sorted out to the form you see here. Our dirty secret is the the One2 board isn't actually secured to anything, just cable tension. Everything fits pretty nicely overall. The bonus is that the orange LED on the motherboard and the blue LED on the power boards look quite nice through the vent holes of the xCase.



All these pics were taken in my brother's dorm room, so it made it through the airport none the worse for wear. A great build, a great experience, and most importantly, I can stay in touch with my brother through the medium of digitized, pixelated entertainment.

Bonus: the custom painted mouse he's so proud of.

 

hammy

Case Bender
New User
Feb 8, 2020
2
1
How have I never heard of these cases? They seem like almost a perfect fit for what I'm looking for!

Forgive me if these are stupid questions, my first jump into the SFFPC world here.

Between the models available, what's the smallest Modivio Model I can get with these higher-end desired specs (I haven't purchased any parts yet so I'm open to suggestions)?
  • 70mm clearance for cooler (thinking of putting in a Noctua NH-L12S, if I'm reading the specs sheets correctly, it seems like they all fit the bill here!)
  • 2060 super/maybe some kind of mini 2070 (looking to go at max 175mm, something like the rtx 2060 super galax elite)
  • For this type of case, how does the power supply work? Is it internal, do I need a special brand?
  • Can I mount a handle on these? If so, is there a recommended strap/placement on the case that works best?
Thanks for all the efforts here, love the designs!
 

Jello

Airflow Optimizer
Bronze Supporter
Nov 15, 2016
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How have I never heard of these cases? They seem like almost a perfect fit for what I'm looking for!

Forgive me if these are stupid questions, my first jump into the SFFPC world here.

Between the models available, what's the smallest Modivio Model I can get with these higher-end desired specs (I haven't purchased any parts yet so I'm open to suggestions)?
  • 70mm clearance for cooler (thinking of putting in a Noctua NH-L12S, if I'm reading the specs sheets correctly, it seems like they all fit the bill here!)
  • 2060 super/maybe some kind of mini 2070 (looking to go at max 175mm, something like the rtx 2060 super galax elite)
  • For this type of case, how does the power supply work? Is it internal, do I need a special brand?
  • Can I mount a handle on these? If so, is there a recommended strap/placement on the case that works best?
Thanks for all the efforts here, love the designs!
You're going to want to check out the SE, ME, and LE. The compatible PSUs are listed on each product page.
 

Jello

Airflow Optimizer
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Nov 15, 2016
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Has anyone had one made for a mini STX motherboard?
 

hammy

Case Bender
New User
Feb 8, 2020
2
1
You're going to want to check out the SE, ME, and LE. The compatible PSUs are listed on each product page.
Thank you so much! It seems like a 500w from the G-unique order page would be perfect for me. I've never installed any kind of power supply like this, really exciting!
 
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Kagemand

Trash Compacter
Feb 24, 2017
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Why isn't it possible to place the 400W AC-DC HD Plex PSU after the motherboard, instead of next to the GPU/motherboard? It is 18cm wide and ITX is 17cm wide, so shouldn't that work? Is the 3d printer still not wide enough to add 1cm?
 

zzmadd

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Nov 18, 2017
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Why isn't it possible to place the 400W AC-DC HD Plex PSU after the motherboard, instead of next to the GPU/motherboard? It is 18cm wide and ITX is 17cm wide, so shouldn't that work? Is the 3d printer still not wide enough to add 1cm?
It would hit the power button.