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NinoPecorino

Tweezer Squeezer
Gold Supporter
Nov 24, 2017
284
202
None of the picture, besides the render, show that it comes with a power switch. Perhaps it says something I'm Chinese about it, but my Google translate didn't show anything luck... Maybe I'm misunderstanding though.
At ~138+ shipping/fees it doesn't seem too bad. No top hat option yet though (as far as I can tell)
there are other listings for it that include a tophat. here's one from another seller, although this one is a pre-order.
 

Spartoz

Chassis Packer
Jul 28, 2018
13
8
I recieved my C24 ITX 3 days ago, supper happy with it, pictures comming soon
But I have a small problem, the CPU cooler interfears with the AC cable input.
So I just let it hang for now

Pic of the problem

So I need a 90° cable input BUT with the screws holes so that I can fix it to the case like the original one
On aliexpress I can find one that combines both of them
This one is like the one that I need but doesn have the 90° input (thats the same that came with the case)


And these twos dont have screw holes


Dou you guys know where I can find one ? Thanks!
 

Poblopuablo

Master of Cramming
Jan 14, 2018
454
262
Www.aliexpress.com/item/32856610743.html

You could use this and solder your own cable to it. Then use heatshrink to make it more pliable than the stock sheathing.


Another option might be this. It's another diy option. But it would require getting longer screws that fit the threading. and drilling new holes in the case. But it is another option. (This might stick out the back of you case further than you'd want, however.) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32812642228.html
 

Spartoz

Chassis Packer
Jul 28, 2018
13
8
Www.aliexpress.com/item/32856610743.html

You could use this and solder your own cable to it. Then use heatshrink to make it more pliable than the stock sheathing.


Another option might be this. It's another diy option. But it would require getting longer screws that fit the threading. and drilling new holes in the case. But it is another option. (This might stick out the back of you case further than you'd want, however.) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32812642228.html
Well I kinda expected that answer :\
Im bad at soldering but I think I dont have a choice here
 

decayed.cell

Caliper Novice
Jan 9, 2018
30
23
@decayed.cell you seem to be quite familiar with some lesser known brand/cases. Have you seen any m1 style cases that support a 240mm rad above the motherboard (top panel)?
None sorry. They all seem to put the radiator in the bottom, like the Deng F15. This makes sense, because in an M1 style case, the graphics card will always be at the bottom, so that means the PSU will always be on the top, usually at the front. That means a radiator is going to be length restricted. The only way to get it at the top is to expand the top, but that means a bigger case overall
 

ababa

Trash Compacter
Oct 29, 2019
41
5
K99 V2 is on AliExpress for 116 + 20(for a pcie riser cable). Totaling 136 USD. If this is bought though taobao to the US it would cost ~ 120-150 (52 for the case+ 15 for the riser + between 40-60 for shipping to the US + 10-15 for superbuy fee and PayPal conversation rate fee). However if you buy on taobao you have the option to get an aluminum side panel as an addition (~8).

So not too bad for US buyers, If you plan to use just the glass panels.
PCIE riser cable? what is it?
I am contacting directly to seller
I may have more information for this case
 

ababa

Trash Compacter
Oct 29, 2019
41
5
Does anyone know if cpu cooler height does really matter in such small form factor case?
I mean some case can fit < 135mm and the others only up to 68mm for example
Pretty weird considering, these cases are about same dimensions
 

rfarmer

SFF Guru
Silver Supporter
Jul 7, 2017
1,449
1,389
Does anyone know if cpu cooler height does really matter in such small form factor case?
I mean some case can fit < 135mm and the others only up to 68mm for example
Pretty weird considering, these cases are about same dimensions
A case that can fit 135mm is something like the Ncase with the GPU in the traditional location mounted to the motherboard, a case with 68mm clearance is probably a sandwich style case with the GPU mounted behind the motherboard using a riser cable.
 

thorcik

Chassis Packer
Jun 26, 2019
13
7
Not sure if that's the right place to ask - has anyone come across a standalone audio connectors for front panel (either combo jack or separate mic and headphones)?
 

ababa

Trash Compacter
Oct 29, 2019
41
5
A case that can fit 135mm is something like the Ncase with the GPU in the traditional location mounted to the motherboard, a case with 68mm clearance is probably a sandwich style case with the GPU mounted behind the motherboard using a riser cable.
I dont really get sandwich layout over standard layout for similar dimension
Any pros and cons for each layout?
 

hlxino

Chassis Packer
Aug 1, 2019
16
28
sand which case tend to be smaller but have crazy restrictions for cpu coolers. in addition they don't tend to be the best for rgb afficionados since u can't have glass pannel

standard layout are usually much bigger and can accommodate at least tower cpu coolers. I used to like sand which but I have recently moved to standard as I can get a glass pannel and I like looking at all my components at the same time


I dont really get sandwich layout over standard layout for similar dimension
Any pros and cons for each layout?
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I dont really get sandwich layout over standard layout for similar dimension
Any pros and cons for each layout?
 

thorcik

Chassis Packer
Jun 26, 2019
13
7
sand which case tend to be smaller but have crazy restrictions for cpu coolers. in addition they don't tend to be the best for rgb afficionados since u can't have glass pannel
Um, there are sandwich cases with glass panels, I've just ordered one via Superbuy lol. Vented aluminium panel on GPU side, glass on MB/PSU side. 240 rad on top.
 

ababa

Trash Compacter
Oct 29, 2019
41
5
sand which case tend to be smaller but have crazy restrictions for cpu coolers. in addition they don't tend to be the best for rgb afficionados since u can't have glass pannel

standard layout are usually much bigger and can accommodate at least tower cpu coolers. I used to like sand which but I have recently moved to standard as I can get a glass pannel and I like looking at all my components at the same time
Yes i am quite torn between sandwich layout that only allows cpu cooler height up to 55/60 mm and standard layout that can fit tower cup coolers up to 130/135 mm
55/60 mm for a cpu cooler, this is tiny/tight as hells lol
 

decayed.cell

Caliper Novice
Jan 9, 2018
30
23
sand which case tend to be smaller but have crazy restrictions for cpu coolers. in addition they don't tend to be the best for rgb afficionados since u can't have glass pannel

standard layout are usually much bigger and can accommodate at least tower cpu coolers. I used to like sand which but I have recently moved to standard as I can get a glass pannel and I like looking at all my components at the same time
You also get fresh air from either side of the case in sandwich layout, which is in theory better for cooling
 

florrari44

Case Bender
Dec 7, 2019
2
0
Hi guys ! First of all I would like to thank you all for this very informative and useful thread !

I am actually looking for a case for my first sff built. I was interesting in a Ghost S1 but it is nearly impossible to get one here in Europe these days…
After having read this thread, it appears there are 2 possibilities :

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=600836353624

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-15395164560.3.5abe9835LJGbgp&id=594507653301

Do you guys know if the price difference (60€) worth it in terms of quality ?

I would like to use an MSI 5700xt Mech OC but it has a 46mm height. Both cases are for 45mm GPUs, do any people with one of these could tell me if it has enough space for a 46mm GPU ?


(I am also considering a Nouvolo Steck which would be at the same price including shipping but not sure about the quality of the case)

Thanks !