Picture of my new Development corner. On this picture only Windows devices are visible but to the setup belong 2 Android tablets, a Windows phone 8 and a iPad Mini(yes you heard right... sadly i need it) which aren't visible due to space and priority matters for my development. Right now i'm developing my first Universal apps/games which are going to run simultaneously on Windows 8/8.1, WP8 and the Xbox One. Slightly modified versions are going to run on Android and iOS. Time to make Money!!!!
oooh, that's pretty interesting, never seen a case before where the motherboard isn't on the side though that clearly means you're restricted to slim mATX motherboards and thus lose out on expansion options and the ability to run a mutli-graphics setup.
I was aware of all that before i even consider getting this, never was the mutli GPU type person anyway
If i wanted lots of expansion options, i would have gotten the CoolerMaster Haf XB eons ago (same type but full ATX).
It was fun and easy setting up this type of case as it feels like a test bed setup.
I'm just not a fan of limiting future options It's annoying to have to buy again if one's priorities change again down the line just because one bought too restrictive previously, especially if there wasn't that much difference in price. But hey, that's just me
@Schumi: i was like that too back then, with full atx boards, but these past few years made me realize that i hardly use them expansion and just becomes wasted space. The only expansion card i would prolly get is a Xonar DX or DG but not a top priority.
@snicko: i liked this type ever since the bitfenix prodigy, bu that was itx so my matx wont fit, CoolerMaster's HAF XB is full ATX so its too huge. Xigmatek Aquila and this one however fit the bill.
Torn at both cases (both have exactly the same interior) Both costs the same in our place but one seller sells a black edition of Dead Silence ( a rare variant in here and is my preferred color) and is significantly cheaper than the xigmatek so i grabbed it once i saw it.
I think i could still make the cables less visible or less messy, the only one ruining it is the 6pin PCI-E cable in which may be remedied by a better lookin extension/braided one which is more flexible. The top cables for the power HDD etc is kinda annoying, had to zip tie it perhaps to make it less messy.