Production XTIA introduce a new A4 itx layout Case,Butterfly structure

XTIA Design Studio

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20200627 Update:

1: Some friends ask about the cables (HDMI /dp etc) on the top . I give my answer below:




PS: Considering the PSU direction (different from normal A4 Layout) and the V-shaped bottom support again, you will find that if you only use the xproto vertically, the power supply can be inserted directly into the bottom of the PSU.

2: About how to buy:
1: Contact the XTIA studio directly.: Email: [email protected]
Whatsapp: (+852)65862206
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wei.welch.3
You can pay will Paypal. Shipping costs are approximately 30-60 USD with DHL express(5-10 days), depending on which country you are from.
2: Use a TAOBAO agent like superbuy to order directly from Taobao.





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Hi, friends from all over the world:

I am one of the designers of XTIA. I will introduce XTIA Xproto, a butterfly structure A4 ITX case

XTIA Butterfly ITX Structure:








(The logo is a joke)




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DATA:


Scale:


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Build Quality
All CNC machined 4mm Aluminium panel:










Basic Pacage:





XTIA Xproto A4 ITX case Installation tutorial




Client's built:











More information at our website:
XTIA.SXL.CN





Xtia Xproto will have different kinds of modules( IV RGB module for example) and I will keep updating.
 
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kazuma86

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There is any possibilities if you can design for 240mm AIO an extra and mounted into this case?
 
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bricemx

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Wow, it is by far the most awesome case out there, good job for that. Are you planning to make a version where it could fit a 240 mm radiator for custom loop?
Thanks lot and keep the good work
 

XTIA Design Studio

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Wow, it is by far the most awesome case out there, good job for that. Are you planning to make a version where it could fit a 240 mm radiator for custom loop?
Thanks lot and keep the good work
Next month. The radiator module based on current structure will be announced.
 
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tinyitx

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I am a fan of this concept (ie tall and slender). I pretty like the structure having a small footprint and just let it go upward.
I saw your thread in Baidu itx吧 and will not repeat some of the feedback (eg need to have some rubber feet pads) mentioned there.

Also, suggest you source out some 90-degree adapters (eg USB , DP etc) for potential buyers to order from your website as many people would like to see as little of the cabling at the top as possible.

It is really nice to see something fresh and new in this category of 'open structure'.😷👍
 

tinyitx

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Just checked out your website more carefully.
Good that you are selling the custom length PCIe riser cable.

I have some questions:-
a. Do you have local inventory in HK for local sales or everyone orders through Taobao? I reside in HK and can possibly save postage and time by just picking one up locally (not to mention the remote possibility of having package damage during delivery)

b. For structural stability, if one of the largest CPU cooler (eg NH-D15) is installed (plus the weight of the PSU), will the structure tends to tip over on the CPU side (even with a display card installed on the other side to 'counter balance')? It would be really nice if you can show a demo setup with a huge CPU air cooler.

c. For the 2.5'' HDD/SSD mounted opposite the motherboard (ie the one pointed by my red arrow in the pic below), is it feasible to mount a slim fan in that position to blow air to cool a M.2 SSD on the rear of the mobo? If yes, what is the fan thickness recommended?

This XProto has one advantage which I like much, ie when one gets tired of looking at the CPU side, one can turn it around and look at the display card.
 
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XTIA Design Studio

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Just checked out your website more carefully.
Good that you are selling the custom length PCIe riser cable.

I have some questions:-
a. Do you have local inventory in HK for local sales or everyone orders through Taobao? I reside in HK and can possibly save postage and time by just picking one up locally (not to mention the remote possibility of having package damage during delivery)

b. For structural stability, if one of the largest CPU cooler (eg NH-D15) is installed (plus the weight of the PSU), will the structure tends to tip over on the CPU side (even with a display card installed on the other side to 'counter balance')? It would be really nice if you can show a demo setup with a huge CPU air cooler.

c. For the 2.5'' HDD/SSD mounted opposite the motherboard (ie the one pointed by my red arrow in the pic below), is it feasible to mount a slim fan in that position to blow air to cool a M.2 SSD on the rear of the mobo? If yes, what is the fan thickness recommended?

This XProto has one advantage which I like much, ie when one gets tired of looking at the CPU side, one can turn it around and look at the display card.
a: The case manufactured in Shenzhen. The port between Hong Kong and the mainland has been closed for nearly half a year ,I only have some prototypes with me. Yes you have to buy it through TAOBAO.

b: I will build a large CPU cooler prototype and update it later. My WhatsApp: (+852)65862206, you can contact me for details.

c: Yes .that is a good idea actually. The distance between the two panels is 15MM. However, you have hundreds of ways to enlarge it for an even 25mm thickness fan.

d: The image shows the method to minizine the cabling at the top . ( Use the middle space for USB and dp/hdmi. The power cable can adapt to the PSU directly)


Thanks for your advice.

XTIA
Welch
 
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Wahaha360

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Neat.

Just curious, did you consider rotating the PSU by 90 degrees, this way the power plug can face the back or against the wall, and also PSU can exhaust to the back.

I suppose the current layout will also work.
 
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XTIA Design Studio

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Neat.

Just curious, did you consider rotating the PSU by 90 degrees, this way the power plug can face the back or against the wall, and also PSU can exhaust to the back.

I suppose the current layout will also work.
I like your T1 so much! thanks for reply, I am so exciting.

We think the current layout fits the open structure better for the following reasons:
1: Minimize the cable length and reduce the number of opening on the structure pannel. LIke this

Image form @Neilyo Thank you



2: Showing that the entire layout is symmetrical
3: Hidden the PSU power supply cable.Think about it :



This layout seems unusual because ordinary A4 ITX layout (such as Ghost S1) can not use this layout without the V-shaped support structure. The layout is designed together with the main structure.

Thanks again.
 
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evd

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Very cool concept here! Interested to see the AIO design when you've finished it
 

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you say you are from hong kong, but the website is .cn, which is in china?