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Thermaltake Introduces Element Q, Fanless Mini-ITX Chassis with 200W PSU

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  1. btarunr

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    Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis brand, introduces the latest addition to the Element series of PC cases, the Thermaltake Element Q. This Mini-ITX case is ideal for very small systems built on Intel’s Atom and NVIDIA’s ION platforms. With its extremely small dimensions of 130 (D) x 220 (W) x 330 (H) mm and a light-weight of merely 2.7 KG the Element Q can fit on the smallest desktop or even on the shelf between your books.

    The Element Q represents the Quintessence of personal and entertainment computing as it let’s you shrink all the formerly huge components such as audio cards, video adapters, network cards and the like into one tiny system with sleek and elegant looks in a dominating black color with distinctive red lining. Quick and convenient installation is provided for by an optimized case design that allows you to use standards peripherals such as a 5.25” and even two 3.5” (one internal, one external) devices. For this small form factor category the Element Q is truly unique as you are not forced to use slim drives like with other cases.

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    Quietness is provided for by an overall fanless design with ventilation grids on the right and left side as well as on the back. The specially designed preinstalled 200W SFX power supply also works without fan, further reducing noise and energy consumption.

    One PCI extension slot at the back and the front side HD audio connectors add to the overall convenience, while the Power and Reset buttons are very easily accessible on the front panel.

    The Element Q mini-ITX chassis will be available at a suggested retail price of US$ 59. For more information about the Thermaltake Element Q, please visit this page.
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    I'd love to make an HTPC in this one.
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    Well, I question this design. If you look carefully the power supply intake is right on the top of a CPU cooler. This means the hot air from the CPU is blown right into the power supply. There doesn't seem to be enough circulation for the good cooling effect.
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    to me the entire point of small systems is to make them inconspicuous - neither seen nor heard.

    Big bright red stripes would contradict that.
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    what motherboards i can put in that case?
    i looked at some vendor pages all i found is m-atx, is there a difference?
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    m-atx or uatx is a small form factor that the motherboard is a square of 9.6 x 9.6 inches, 9 standoff and 4 expancion slot.

    mini itx is one of the smallest form factors to date which is a even smaller square and it has only one expansion slots.

    this chassis uses mini itx not micro atx

    in newegg you can find some mini itx cases and motherboards
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    Only Mini ITX ... like that one
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