Monday, November 26th 2012

Thermaltake Introducing New Mini-ITX Chassis SD101

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, introduces the Mini-ITX Chassis SD101, a case designed exclusively for Mini-ITX motherboards. Unlike any other recent PC chassis Thermaltake has introduced, the Mini Case is reaching new combinations of stylish design with maximum functionality which is ideally for space saving. From petite desktop option to home theatre enjoyment, the minimalistic proportions, yet sleek front panel creates an exquisite lifestyle.

Mini Case, Maximum Performance
Thermaltake SD101 embodies revolutionary materials of personal and entertainment computing emerged blazing performance with trendy appearance into one small size. The compact design has a dimension of 261 (D) x 119 (W) x 264 (H) mm helps users with space saving. The duo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports on the front panel are provided for fast file transfers with ease. Moreover, built-in 180 W PSU along with 80 PLUS Bronze certified power saves energy through its high energy efficiency of 82-88%. The air cooling system of SD101 is compact embedded in the chassis by utilizing an 80 mm turbo fan and meshed side panel to maximize the ventilation system for Mini-ITX motherboard.


Mini Case, Maximum Ideas
Versatility is offered for by an optimized space design that allows users to equip standards peripherals such as a 5.25" and 3.5" devices, even with the two PCI expansion slots at the back makes it greater expandability for double thick VGAs. It is suitable for environments such as home (Home Theatre), work station, business to governmental field. In addition, SD101 functionalize itself to a data centralized protection. It would instantly turn into a NAS (with software installed) which would be great for sharing data like videos, photos, music, and more.

"We are proud to eventually have a case to match enthusiast's desire, particularly with limited space. Mini-ITX Chassis is the perfect one for users considering between compact size and excellent performance, now we have it all in one." says Thermaltake Product Manager Michael Lin. "It is truly a mini essence contains maximizing powerful ideas."

For more details on the Thermaltake Mini-ITX Chassis SD101 information please visit:
- SD101 Mini-ITX Chassis
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001941
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8 Comments on Thermaltake Introducing New Mini-ITX Chassis SD101

#1
THE_EGG
It looked so promising until I saw the built-in PSU...I'm just hoping with only a small dremel job, a normal psu can be placed there instead.

I thought Thermaltake may have brought one of their cases to the silverstone sugo party :( shame...
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#2
TheLostSwede
That's not a standard form factor PSU, so I doubt you'll be able to swap it out for an ATX unit.
That looks like SFX or something like that, so unless you want half a PSU sticking out the front of your case...
The unit they supply is 180W though, so should be more than plenty for that case, especially as it only takes half height expansion cards...
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#3
lZKoce
I quiet like this little bugger. There are not many mini ITX Low Profile cases with 2 expansion slots out there: inWin BM series, InWin Wavy, Foxconn RS-224. I hope that PSU "in front of" the MB won't interfere with longer LP cards :D :D. Sapphire says 7750 LP is 17cm long (dunno about Zotac GTX 650 LP- if they release it). That's exactly as the miniITX board's length, so it should finish by the end of the board. Because on the third picture, there seems to be not much space after the board's edge. And the cables are not even seen- photoshoped removed or whatever for advertising purposes.
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#4
Tt Enthusiasts
Thermaltake Rep
The SD101 chassis is designed with the purpose of a smaller media type rig. all in all it is half height which means it negates anything that would normally use higher amperage.

This thing is designed to fly high with soem nice airflow in a mini system without the need to source a PSU.

simply plug in and ready to rock n roll :cool:
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#5
Vancha
by: Tt Enthusiasts
The SD101 chassis is designed with the purpose of a smaller media type rig. all in all it is half height which means it negates anything that would normally use higher amperage.

This thing is designed to fly high with soem nice airflow in a mini system without the need to source a PSU.

simply plug in and ready to rock n roll :cool:
Does such a system need such airflow?

Can't help but think Thermaltake have missed a trick here.
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#6
rpsgc
by: lZKoce
I quiet like this little bugger. There are not many mini ITX Low Profile cases with 2 expansion slots out there: inWin BM series, InWin Wavy, Foxconn RS-224. I hope that PSU "in front of" the MB won't interfere with longer LP cards :D :D. Sapphire says 7750 LP is 17cm long (dunno about Zotac GTX 650 LP- if they release it). That's exactly as the miniITX board's length, so it should finish by the end of the board. Because on the third picture, there seems to be not much space after the board's edge. And the cables are not even seen- photoshoped removed or whatever for advertising purposes.
From the product's specifications:
"VGA length limitation: 172mm"

by: Tt Enthusiasts
The SD101 chassis is designed with the purpose of a smaller media type rig. all in all it is half height which means it negates anything that would normally use higher amperage.

This thing is designed to fly high with soem nice airflow in a mini system without the need to source a PSU.

simply plug in and ready to rock n roll :cool:
Did you ever thought that some people actually like, and want, their computer to be quiet? Which tends to be difficult if they can't exchange the loud built-in, non-standard, often non-replaceable PSU.

SFX form factor? Good.
TFX form factor? Great.
Mini-1U/Flex-ATX form factor? Not so good
Non-standard form factor? No way.
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Tt Enthusiasts
Thermaltake Rep
by: rpsgc
From the product's specifications:
"VGA length limitation: 172mm"



Did you ever thought that some people actually like, and want, their computer to be quiet? Which tends to be difficult if they can't exchange the loud built-in, non-standard, often non-replaceable PSU.

SFX form factor? Good.
TFX form factor? Great.
Mini-1U/Flex-ATX form factor? Not so good
Non-standard form factor? No way.
Have you heard the PSU?

I personally have a minecraft server presently deployed in this chassis and I am hard pressed to hear a peep from it unless my head is right on top of it ;)
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#8
Axial
This is a totally non standard PSU.

This case is a rebadged InWin BM639 which has been around a few years.

I have one of these myself and the InWin PSU (which claims to be a FlexATX, but no other Flex PSU will fit!!) was terrible, I had to dump the PSU and use a PicoPSU in its place. Not only was the PSU very noisy, but got very hot running a basic non gaming PC
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