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ID-Cooling's Fully-Aluminum T60-SFX Case Arrives, Bargain At $80

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ID-Cooling's T60-SFX case is ideal for simple and compact Mini-ITX builds.

After waiting a couple of months since we first saw it at Computex 2014, ID-Cooling is officially releasing its T60-SFX gaming enclosure. This is a Mini-ITX case built to house a powerful gaming system in a small footprint. Back at Computex, we gave this case a Best of Computex 2014 award.

The case is made completely out of aluminum and will be available in a number of color options. Inside the case there is room for a Mini-ITX motherboard, an SFX format power supply, a dual-slot graphics card up to 260 mm long and either one 3.5" drive or two 2.5" drives. CPU coolers up to 124 mm tall can fit, although the storage bays do interfere with clearance.

Rear exhaust is handled by a single 92 mm fan. Air intake for cooling comes from the bottom of the case, as well as a handful of vents. Cooling might not be the case's strongest point, but it looks like it will cool adequately enough for mid-range gaming systems, and the aluminum chassis should also help with some heat dissipation.

Pricing for the case is set at $79.99, which is actually a very good deal, as aluminum cases often cost quite a bit more.

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    Bean007 , August 22, 2014 9:48 AM
    This could be a nice HTPC but of course it wouldn't have that front look that most HTPC cases have. Meaning the ones that look like your receiver.

    However the lack of a Slim Optical Drive for a Blu-Ray drive might be a problem for some and not much for room for more then 1 3.5 HDD to store all your movies.
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    lp231 , August 22, 2014 10:09 AM
    Looks like a welding mask

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    2Be_or_Not2Be , August 22, 2014 10:30 AM
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    Looks like a wielding mask


    So if you had two of these, would you be dual-"wielding"?
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    DarkSable , August 22, 2014 12:09 PM
    Innovative and tiny, I like it. :) 

    @Bean007: I see this not aimed at HTPCs so much as people who need portable gaming rigs... college students, or LAN gamers, or kids with separated parents...
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    Bean007 , August 22, 2014 12:13 PM
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    Innovative and tiny, I like it. :) 

    @Bean007: I see this not aimed at HTPCs so much as people who need portable gaming rigs... college students, or LAN gamers, or kids with separated parents...


    Never said it was aimed at HTPC. I just said because of it's size that it could be but with a few problems with doing so.
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    DarkSable , August 22, 2014 12:19 PM
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    Never said it was aimed at HTPC. I just said because of it's size that it could be but with a few problems with doing so.


    Gotcha.
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    anxiousinfusion , August 22, 2014 3:48 PM
    I would have died to have this case several years ago but I now view dedicated GPUs as an ever receding niche of relevancy to PC users.
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    foip , August 22, 2014 6:12 PM
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    So if you had two of these, would you be dual-"wielding"?


    Haha that's hilarious, and I'm not usually into correcting grammar.
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    antemon , August 23, 2014 12:43 AM
    After the headaches I got from the Aerocool PGS Qx-2000, I promised myself that come next build I'm going to get a proper tower that time around

    But this thing is just too damn good looking for me

    Quote:
    Innovative and tiny, I like it. :) 

    @Bean007: I see this not aimed at HTPCs so much as people who need portable gaming rigs... college students, or LAN gamers, or kids with separated parents...


    well that got really sad at the end there
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    SlimSpaceman , August 23, 2014 3:07 AM
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    I would have died to have this case several years ago but I now view dedicated GPUs as an ever receding niche of relevancy to PC users.

    Dedicated gamers love dedicated GPUs.
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    mortsmi7 , August 23, 2014 3:55 AM
    Looks like the wiring is going to be cramped, even with a modular PSU. I would have rather seen a picture with wiring in place.
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    Chris Boyett , August 23, 2014 3:36 PM
    I've had micro-atx cases before and with wiring in place for a gaming rig... you can't see much. It does work, and it works fine, and I did like having such a tiny computer with such a beastly computer in it.

    Unfortunately I had a 480 GTX at the time and that thing just ran WAY to hot for such tiny cases and I had to go back to something larger.
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    Ghouldude , August 23, 2014 6:42 PM
    When and where is this going to be available. I saw that ID-Cooling has recently added many of their products to Newegg's listings, but this is not among them, not even in a "preorder now" status. Anyways, I have a Kaveri build set and ready to be shoved into a case, and this looks really nice for a badass APU build.
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    lancero , August 23, 2014 8:26 PM
    This case draws me into inky darkness.
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    80-watt Hamster , October 9, 2014 12:46 PM
    I can't find this thing anywhere. Anyone got a bead on it?
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