I wanted to build a small form factor PC for moderate gaming (ie. Skyrim with mods). I chose a mini ITX case to fit my cramped living quarters - I really love the baby pink color combined with the blue LED from my front fan.
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A few notes:
- Very quiet - I can barely hear anything from it and am pleasantly surprised!
- Cable management was frustrating - thank goodness for the semi-modular power supply and a casing that hides the mess inside.
- Idle temperatures are fine and temps under moderate gaming are fine as well.
- Dust intake very minimal after 3 months of daily use! The front filter collected a LOT of the dust when I cleaned it out and I was pleasantly surprised to see no visible buildup inside.
The Mini ITX case is great for the price. It's design was very well thought out and allows all the necessary components to fit inside (I especially like the mini PSU shelf and the hard drive holders).
The metal itself looks solid from afar, but upon close inspection it is actually pretty lightweight and thin (good for cooling). There might be extremely slight warping/bending around the air vents if you are cramming many cables in there without doing amazing cable management, but you can't really see it unless you look very carefully (also, I got pink and suspect this is less visible on the black or white models).
I love this case and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid Mini ITX with a great price and simple aesthetic (unlike the bulkier looking Cooler Master that is popular for Mini ITX builds).