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NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case

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NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (preorders now live)

edit: preorders now closed! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ncase-m1-mini-itx-pc-case/ funding campaign closed on August 31.
edit 2: people can still order one for the next few days through their website http://www.ncases.com/ (they've also added an option to buy an extra top w/o the optical disc slot)

i don't have any insider info or direct affiliation. i just get the info from their original forum like everyone else. could be possible they'll offer more than 600 in the future, but i'd suggest just check their topic to see what happens: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1717132

 
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I LOVE this! really hope they can get it off the ground :3
 

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well ofcourse they surpassed it! just look at that case, its smexy.

i think there was someone from TPU working on a design of an Matx case as well!
 
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That is an awesome case. I would like to one day do a mitx build. I would also like to use my 80mm thick monsta radiator though and I am not sure how I will manage that... yet.

For those who don't click links.
 
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Not sure I dig the roughly 200$ price tag at all :\
 

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Not sure I dig the roughly 200$ price tag at all :\
this may look simple from the outside, but inside its really complicated. there are a lot of folding and pressing required to make the components. hence the higher price. 200$ is actually nice for something that can fit a long GPU, an mATX motherboard and a good amount of cooling!
 
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200 isnt bad considering they won't be selling thousands of these. its a small batch that will be made, outsourced, they can't compete with other established companies who can set lower prices by having thousands made.

anyways, good news is they've already ordered the first prototype!

"Hey everyone! We’re pleased to announce that we’ve ordered the first prototype from Lian Li! And thanks to the generous support from all of our backers, we’ve also gone ahead and paid for the tooling for the front I/O module, which otherwise would have to wait until production."
 

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I dunno, but for some reason I feel that i must have one.
 

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i hope they release it soon :D i can't wait for that chassis
 
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This seems to be in an awkward place size wise. Looks to be close to a tight Micro ATX case.
 
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Looks good. I like it. To me it looks like a cross between a Lian-Li and a Fractal Design designs. Very nice indeed. I like the how it has a triple pci bay to fit those big gpus in which is usually not possible in a mini-itx case. The $200 price seems fine to me. There doesn't seem to be too much competition. And also it being aluminium should make it a bit lighter so should be good for LANs.
 
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I can see that case becoming an oven.
 
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They are in the process of finalizing shipping costs.

They put up a poll to find out which countries their customers reside in (most donors didn’t provide their address and some people missed the prototype campaign).

Please use this link: www.ncases.com/poll
 
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really nice case, tho the pricerange kinda set me off well i gues i stay on my NODE 304 i love those mITX boxes

well also i noticed it share a lot of the NODE 304 idea, thats nice to see mITX case that are able to house powerrigs. (even if my A10-5800K build isnt what we can call a powerrig xD)
 

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Reseting my passwords and getting my accound back from the dead, only to post that:

"This is awsome! Can't wait :)"
 
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according to Necere preorders will be sometime this month. i'll update the topic once that happens, if anyone is interested. this will be a limited run, and no guarantees they'll ever make any more in the future. i've never read them speak of any future plans after this but maybe if it does better than expected.. who knows
 
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Looks like my old p4 shuttle, but thats not a bad thing
 

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Very nice, looks very Lian Li to me, the style, the vent holes.
 

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Lian Li is doing the manufacturing for them, so probably why the holes look similar to their cases :p

preorders now live! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ncase-m1-mini-itx-pc-case/
**IMPORTANT: please add $1 if you'd like silver exterior panels (not $0.01). To claim more than one case you MUST make separate pledges for each.**
You can certainly see the Lian Li influence, soon as I saw it I thought of Lian Li. Very nice case for a Itx build.
 
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I am debating over whether or not I will. Anyone know if this is a one time go or if they will be producing more of these in the future?