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post #1 of 8 Old 07-31-2013, 09:48 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm Jeff from the TPU forums and thought you guys might like to know about a ITX gaming chassis project/product I'm working on that's designed for the HTPC gaming market. Unfortunately I opened my big mouth to Dell and Falcon Northwest (...thanks a lot Kelt) 5 years ago and they beat me to the punch but here's the "correctly designed" original! smile.gif

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Small form factor ITX
ATX power supply
2x 2.5" HDD
1x 3.5" HDD
1x Slot load slim optical drive
12" Full-size GPU support
4x 80mm Silent fans (optional)
Aluminum construction
Very easy assembly
No top venting

The best part? It's only 14.96"(w) x 13.4"(d) x 3.96"(h)

The second model coming has one less 2.5" HDD only 2x 70mm fans, and an SFX (micro-ATX) PSU.

I'll keep you guys posted.



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What is the "TPU forums"?
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The project was started there years ago with quite a bit of interest. I just mentioned it incase some of the members stumbled across the thread.
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Dont take this the wrong way but....how is this any different than something we can throw together ourselves?

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No offence taken. I have yet to see a chassis as small that's this powerful. If you know of any, by all means, lets see it.
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What about one of the mini-itx builds you can do? There are cases such as the Silverstone Sugo series that are 8.74" x 7.48" x 13.78". Not too much bigger volume wise, but a better form-factor imo. They come with 600w PSUs, you can run Haswell chips on a socket 1150 mini-itx board, and ASUS even has the GTX670 Mini. You can build a very small, very powerful computer in a tiny box.


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That's the SG07 (one of my favorite cube chassis) but cubes don't stack well with other AV equipment or fit on the shelfs of many TV stands. My chassis also uses an ATX supply. It will come with 500w (continous) with 36a to 44a on a "pair of 12v rails" (depending on which PSU I use). Electronically speaking, 99% of these dual/tripple/quad-rail supplies really only have one 12v rail.

There isn't a "one-case-fits-all" solution for everyone but it -was- out of need (5 years ago) that I started it's development. I couldn't find a retail chassis with this footprint and still can't. The concept has since been stolen/cloned by Dell, FalconNW, iBuypower, and Digital Storm. Silverstone has a failed attempt coming with focus on water cooling. I didn't feel there was a need for water cooling. The chassis was intended for the home theater gamer not the enthusiest who wants to max out everything but it still has plenty of overclocking and mod potential.
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I'd love to keep you guys updated daily but something about this site makes me lag really bad.

After loosing the content of this post I'll sum up. Parts in production, injection molding started, faceplate samples came in, some sent for anodizing, revision to faceplate to make the LCD lense mount from the rear and smaller.

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