Description

I saw this case while browsing through YouTube and immediately fell in love. I've been wanting to build an ITX pc for a while now. I have a small desk so space is limited. While my old computer was a Micro ATX, it was built in the Node 804, a "double wide" case. So it still took up about 1/3 of my desk, greatly impacting my mouse movement. Temperature was also a concern. My previous pc was watercooled; it was strange and almost scary watching temps rise above 60C in this new case, not to mention the CPU is being passively cooled. The gaming is a little worse than my previous build (200 vs 300+fps in CS:GO) but still great, the 1060 is a strong little card. But I'm happy with how it turned out. It is both a functional tool for browsing/gaming, and a piece of art.

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 5 points

What a crazy design for a case. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Just get a small desk fan to blow on the case! :P +1 for the case being used in a gaming build though!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

how does that GPU not fry from being closed off?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

It appears this case uses two sets of bottom holes, one set is cold intake, the other (near I/O) is hot exhaust. I would have to guess this works via convection.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

It does get pretty hot, but even when it is thermal throttling it still pushes 100+ frames in Overwatch. I think its because the cooler is a somewhat "hybrid" between a blower style and open air, which helps push most of the hot air out.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

So beautiful, was this case hard to build in??

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Putting everything together was the easy part. The MOBO tray comes out so you can assemble outside the case then just slide it back in, and the mounting brackets for everything else can use any side of the case. The hardest part was before building; trying to find components that would fit the size requirement.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Well the work paid off, this thing is so badass!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

An engineer's dream case haha, dat heat flux.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

As gamers would say "roasted"

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

When you realize that your cpu costs less than the case

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!! I saw that Hardwarecanucks video and wondered what would happen with a real GPU inside. I'm such a sucker for small builds..

What the noise like when you game? What the top surface of the case like?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Even at max load I can barely hear the GPU. The sides are pretty thick so maybe they help contain most of the noise. The top is a solid piece of either black plastic or acrylic, I'm not sure. It screws down in all four corners and keeps the wires from bulging. I'm looking into getting some ventilation cut into it though, since the heat inside the case doesn't have anywhere to go.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Perfect opportunity to get some passive ventilation...

As a fan of case modding, I'm excited to see what you do with it!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a question. I got the case and haven't gotten the PSU yet. I heard that this case only supports Streacom's Nano PSUs. How were you able to mount an SFX PSU in this case. Because it would be great if I do not need to buy Streacom's $175 PSU that only outputs 240 watts. Thanks! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

you can fit an sfx psu behind the motherboard tray, I was able to use the screws on the psu casing to mount it to the rails (picture #4). I was able to squeeze an atx power supply in there but I would not recommend it since there was no airflow and it was a very tight fit.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Who's down for some family pizza?!?!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Its this monitor from Samsung, I've had it for a while and its pretty decent.

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