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What expensive indie SFF case is the best?

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by Tazor, Jun 18, 2018.

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What expensive indie SFF case is the best?

  1. Louqe Ghost S1

    27.8%
  2. Chimera Industries MachOne

    5.6%
  3. Dan C4-SFX

    5.6%
  4. Streamcom DA2

    5.6%
  5. NCase M1

    55.6%
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    I did, I went with none of the above and decided to give the Phanteks Shift another go cos I had a build idea a week ago that I couldn't follow through.

    At some point though I wan't to build a very slim vertical build with an RX480, HDPlex Nano 400 PSU and some random ITX board strapped to a 280mm radiator, similar to Duality's Verticallity build.
     
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    I have a Ncase M1. Its pretty good. But it could be even smaller. The other cases are all smaller.

    But I like how it can mount a DVD/blu-ray, atx psu and other things. Makes it more adaptable as an every day case.
     
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    I have an original NFC S4 mini (now refined as the Skyreach 4 Mini) and the Kickstarter version of the DAN A4.

    The NFC cases are the best looking in my opinion, but the DAN is a lot of more practical as an integrated design.
     
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    I'm actually curious about the Skyreach, does that have a 120mm mount under the GPU or over the CPU?
     
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    Question for any nCase M1 owners, how would the case go with a Noctua L9 for the CPU, then a 120mm AIO cooler for the GPU in the right 120mm fan mount, next to the PSU?

    Am I going to run into space restrictions between the back of the case and the radiator terminals?
     
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    Is it possible to order Louqe Ghost S1? It say out of order.
     
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    Nah it's not anymore, not until a second run
     
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    Which Noctua L9, the L9, or the L9x65, as they are totally different units, 37mm height vs 65mm height?
     
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    Sorry I wrote the wrong model, Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler. But I am thinking I will just do a totally air cooled system now for simplicity's sake.

    EDIT: Managed to get a DanCase A4-SFX off Multiplexer so that's what I've ended up going with.
     
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    I know I've come in a bit late and you've already bought, but check out Thor-Zone's Mjolnir :thumbup:
     
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    I was actually looking at that on SFF Labs yesterday, interesting design.
    There's a lot of cases around now with that general style or aesthetic. I really like the Mjolnirs frame
     
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    Damn, I really like the look of that, will be subbing to see how it goes when kickstarter is up! Cheers for that :)
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    It's gorgeous, but $300 USD starting price is massive, just like the Louqe... Which is delayed again til September!
     
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    Not sure if it has been mentioned but there is also a knockoff of the Dancase called the Kolink Rocket.

    (NFC S4 Mini for lyfe)
     
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    I saw the Kolink, but looks pretty averagely made no?
    Happy with my A4 now anyway :D
     

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