laptop drives to save space , 10 inch card max . low profile heatsink or watercooled
Ditto to Jen's comments; I really like the PSU in front of the mobo, I am surprised more case makers don't do this to minimize space / maximize cooler possibilities (I mean, the case is going to be at least that long anyway due to the video card).Just out of curiousity, how small would you two want it to be? Just big enough for, say, a 10" GPU and a couple 2.5" drives? Would you need it to have a 3.5" HDD? What about CPU cooling, would something really low profile, like, say, the Kozuti or that new Noctua (i.e., ~40mm tall max) be enough?
It all depends on who can build it cheaper.Those comparison shots are interesting, it looks very slim. Somehow i imagined it to be bulkier. Good luck with this. Personally i would like Silverstone to pick up this case, as they already have the best sfx PSU on the market, atm, and they could sell it with this case.
No, probably not.Any idea on how much these would cost? I imagine a low run custom build from Lian Li won't exactly be cheap.
Carbon fiber is really a completely different animal. It'd have to be completely redesigned from the ground up for it. And, really, there'd be little point in it and little market for it, considering the cost. If you want the look, there's always DI-NOC.And a limited edition carbon fiber one for ~$500-600.
It's not just a matter of more PCI slots. MATX boards are just a lot bigger in both dimensions - see this pic from earlier in the thread:I was just wondering if it'd be too much to add space for one more pcie slot so the more mod inclined might attempt shoehorning a full matx board in there? Granted, it becomes more of a SG09 but not as thick but I think it'd be a good option to consider since it opens up a lot more potential motherboards to fit inside and maybe sli/xfire
True. In reality, the process wouldn't be too difficult after you have the original version. Even if it still kept the aluminum chassis and just had CF panels and stuff.Carbon fiber is really a completely different animal. It'd have to be completely redesigned from the ground up for it. And, really, there'd be little point in it and little market for it, considering the cost. If you want the look, there's always DI-NOC.
CF flat side panels would actually be quite easy. But any carbon fiber structural members or brackets are going to be very labor intensive and very cost ineffective.... but really bad ass. Necere is correct. A full carbon fiber makeup would require a different approach entirely.True. In reality, the process wouldn't be too difficult after you have the original version. Even if it still kept the aluminum chassis and just had CF panels and stuff.
Anyway, keep up the good work!
I was going to say not a chance, but then I thought about it and you actually could potentially fit a slim 120mm rad in addition to the dual rad, but you'd have to use a slim fan (no point in no fan IMO) and most likely a short card (e.g., GTX 670) with a thin fullcover block:If it can fit a slim 120 dual rad with full thickness fans I'll be happy, even better if you have room for another slim 120 just for extra cooling capacity, even if its fanless.
There's not much to see. The GPU sits nearly dead center and the rad extends about 10mm past each side.: The GPU is not that wide as the rad is. Could you maybe do some topview just of GPU and rad?
Right. It's quite a small case - less than half the volume of the prodigy (without the handles) - and already pretty packed, so you have to expect to give something up if you want to fit more in.But from what I've seen, if you mount a rad on the bottom you cant mount a 3.5" drive.
A modular radbox is definitely a cool idea:Necere;
Have you thought of the possibility of providing mounting options for a top mounted dual rad? With a modular shroud, maybe? Could be aftermarket too, reducing the cost for those not interested in adding it.
Your rendering brings up a very interesting concept of a "modular" case. If you make the radbox also compatible with a full sized ATX psu, then you can also throw on a mATX mobo.There's not much to see. The GPU sits nearly dead center and the rad extends about 10mm past each side.
Right. It's quite a small case - less than half the volume of the prodigy (without the handles) - and already pretty packed, so you have to expect to give something up if you want to fit more in.
A modular radbox is definitely a cool idea:
It would be awesome to offer it as an option, but it's not going to be as part of the initial order. If there's enough interest, maybe we can do it down the line.
Ya, the Prodigy case is CRAZY BIG for a mini-ITX case. There are a variety of smaller micro-ATX cases (let alone mini-ITX cases). If there was a "Mini Prodigy" I'd consider it. I want a small mini-ITX case that looks like a shrunken Mac Pro for a Hackintosh project, but the BitFenix Prodigy is just too much of a porker.I wasn't too happy with how big my prodigy build is.
Then don't think of it as a third slot, think of it as where the 3.5" drive goes. Because that's why the case is the size it is. If you look a few pages back, I was faced with either increasing the width by 10mm or the height by 10mm in order to fit the 3.5" drive. I chose the latter because it allowed for more flexibility - including the third slot. The third slot is a bonus; I just added it because it fit. The case is not any bigger because of it.Not to be a downer, but the 3rd slot is pushing my taste for an ITX case.
If the length on that page is right - 11.8" - then no. The front I/O module eats up the last inch and half or so of the bottom slot, limiting cards to about 11" (though we won't know for sure because this part depends on what Lian Li can do with the front I/O).With the addition of the 3rd slot, would graphic cards like the ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II fit?