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News BitFenix unveils array of new Mini-ITX/MATX chassis

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 8 Jun 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    That mini ITX prototype, middle right photo. Does it do toast too?
     
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    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Fan control dial doubles as a browning control. Power button toggles for frozen bread.
     
  4. Dave Lister

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    I was quiet excited to see the prodigy m but I don't see it working with both a cpu aircooler and a graphics card !
     
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    vdbswong It's a Hedgehod

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    Why not? It's just an inverted MB.
     
  6. Dave Lister

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    Well looking at the case layout the 240mm fan in the floor blows up to the cpu cooler which i guess should be pointed towards the roof of the case, the problem would be the gpu would be sitting between the case roof and the cpu cooler. Thats just what i can tell from the piccy's anyway, however i've not built any systems with inverted motherboards or anything so maybe i'm missing something.
     
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    I first looked at this wrong - I thought the RAM slots were PCIe (guess I need new glasses) - yeah, that seems a bad design, as that floor intake air and presumably the CPU exhaust will blow straight at the GPU, with a small gap above between the GPU and roof exhaust. A 90-degree rotation seems the smarter design.
     
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    I see no dust filters, no way am I ever buying another case without dust filters!
     
  9. vdbswong

    vdbswong It's a Hedgehod

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    Ah, gotcha, i thought it was more a physical issue than a conceptual issue.

    I see what you mean now though and agree.
     
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    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    On the other hand; Inverted layouts should, in theory, provide better cooling power for most GPUs, since heatpipes and Vapour chambers don't like to be flipped upside down.

    I do agree that fan is in a pretty horrible location, though. Unless a fairly hefty 120/140 is added as exhaust to turn the airflow away from the back of the GPU; it'd definitely cook the back of the card.
     
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    Xir Well-Known Member

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    The inverted layout would place the graphics cards fans right next to the roof opening.
    Cool but potentially loud.
    The huge Fan on the underside would befit the original prodigy as well though.
     
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    Been waiting so long for a m-atx prodigy, now i needs one in orange :)
     
  13. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    That last M-ATX chassis is SEXY :O
     
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    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    ace, all it needs is a muffin rack and i`m sold. hmmmm toast.
     
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    I wanted an M-ATX Prodigy with identical layout to the Mini ITX layout :(
     
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