Prototype SFFtime presents: U-ITX - 7L lightweight console case that fits 3slot GPUs

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Hi,
I noticed in the OP you say that the front mask can be offset with standoffs, is there a physical limit to how far you can offset the mask?

is the case still planned for release Q2 this year?
 

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that's great news,
Sadly we don't get the Nvidia FE models down here so having the option to use some AIB cards (even if it looks a little daft) is fantastic
 
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King_Kea

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Really looking forward to seeing this come out! I currently own an SFX power supply, an L9a and a 3060ti XC, but all the cases I'm looking at thus far tend to either be too big, offer features I won't use or are ugly. This seems like it would be a good fit for me though.
Any idea how much (rough estimate) this would cost to ship to NZ once released?
 
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riba2233

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Really looking forward to seeing this come out! I currently own an SFX power supply, an L9a and a 3060ti XC, but all the cases I'm looking at thus far tend to either be too big, offer features I won't use or are ugly. This seems like it would be a good fit for me though.
Any idea how much (rough estimate) this would cost to ship to NZ once released?

hopefully not too much, I am aiming at sub 2kg for the whole package which would mean less than 20 dollars for shipping cost :)
 

King_Kea

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hopefully not too much, I am aiming at sub 2kg for the whole package which would mean less than 20 dollars for shipping cost :)
That sounds good! I've been looking at potential upgrade options and most of them have pretty absurd shipping costs to NZ. At 7L and maybe $20 USD shipping... Sounds pretty damn perfect :D

Really looking forward to this being released!
 

King_Kea

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Random question, but have you done any renders to see about a variation of the U-itx for shorter GPUs and the HDplex 500w?
I've got a 3060ti XC and I'm wondering how small it could go if it was limited like this.
 

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Random question, but have you done any renders to see about a variation of the U-itx for shorter GPUs and the HDplex 500w?
I've got a 3060ti XC and I'm wondering how small it could go if it was limited like this.
Not really sorry, trying to limit myself at at least sfx psus, I have done something with flex but it is still pretty limiting imho.
 
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King_Kea

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Not really sorry, trying to limit myself at at least sfx psus, I have done something with flex but it is still pretty limiting imho.
Yeah, that makes sense 😅
Thanks for taking the time to respond though.

Honestly, I kind of miss my first build in the K39 V2. I mean, flex and a short GPU were a pain in the butt, but man, SFF is a drug! Going that small really spoiled even my 15L meshlicious for me haha
 
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King_Kea

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Hey Riba, got another question about the U-itx! :D
Have you considered a diagonal ventilation pattern? I'm partial to the aesthetics of diagonal vents myself, and wondering if they'd just look nice or if they'd help thermals/airflow/noise/structural strength at all.
(Or would they be too similar to NFC's design?)
 
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NAKED_GOOSE

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I second that, we're getting pretty close to the end of Q2 and I'd love to put my PC in a case instead of the cardboard box its sitting on XD
 

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Is the gpu sturdy enough secured? The maker of another console style case mentioned that too thick cards tend to break at the pci slot this is why they want to support fewer slot cards.
This is something to consider if someone wants to travel with this case.
Have you tested this or is there a solution to „fixate“ the card?