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I think that it would be a good idea to have one place where I (and eventually others) can answer questions about PHT chassis.
Instead of answering individually questions by e-mail – I will answer all questions here.
No other brands here, please.

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How do you like this chassis?
Full aluminum. Dim.: 197x197x80mm.

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I like it.

Am I seeing it correctly that the lid "floats" above the chassis to allow for vertical convection?

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Correct.

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I received TC3 today.  First impression: Top quality. 
I will test it during the weekend.  I am wonder how is going to work without chassis fans.  I let you know.
Set of pictures is here

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I tested this chassis for many hours today.
Mobo: ASRock H81M-ITX
CPU: Intel G3220 3.0GHz
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
150W Pico PSU
I installed WIN7/32 bit and Prime 95/32 bit and started stress test.

Results:
Ambient temperature – 20 ºC (68 ºF)
CPU temp. – 76 ºC
Motherboard temp. – 51 ºC
CPU Fan – 2340 rpm

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Hi Guys. What do you think about medium width chassis?
326 x 290 x 100mm (13 7/8 x 11 1/2 x 4")

Short pipes available.  More pictures are here.

 

 

 

 

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Is that just ITX (read-good)? I like the look of it, full-size PCIe option (would be a good place to put a Ceton ITV PCIe; heat would rise straight out of the case), potential for dual width dGPU (for those inclined) and the passive HSF. Very clean.

Does it fit a 3.5" drive?

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Motherboard Support: Mini ITX and micro ATX
Hard Drive Bays: 3*2.5' or 1*2.5'+2*3.5'
Optical Drive Bays: 1*Slim slot loading.

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Do you know why they design cases like this that support mATX (does the market research support it)? You can't get the full value out of mATX in a chassis like this, and there are intrinsic compromises for designing for both board sizes that ITX users must now live with.

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Guys, how do you like this design?
I call this bookshelf computer. You can put it between books because vents are on the top and on the bottom.

Material: All Aluminum
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX
Hard Drive Bays: 1*3.5'+1*2.5'
Optical Drive Bays: 1*Slim slot loading
Dimension: 250*250*160mm(W*D*H)
Available Color: Silver/Black or Customize, Sandblasted finish
USB Ports: 2*USB3.0

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It's an interesting case for "desktop", or light server use. Don't think I'd want to use it as a HTPC though.

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I agree with you.  I call this "bookshelf", but some people may like it as HTPC as well.

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HP4-97 arrived yesterday, so I grabbed FC5, installed ASRock H81M-ITX and checked how new pipes will fit. Look at pictures. CPU socket can be 4÷5 mm closer to wall and it still will be OK. I don’t have ASROCK Z87E-ITX, but looking at pictures it looks to me, that socket on ASROCK Z87E-ITX is closer to motherboard edge, but just a little, so it should be OK – I think. HP4-97 are compatible with FLS-3, FLS-4, FLS-7 and FLS-8.

Just look at pictures, please.

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I moved bottom plate close to wall ~6mm (total distance 32mm) and still could put upper bracket with no problem. I think that I can assure you that 33mm from wall is safe. So if the edge of CPU mount is at least 14mm from Motherboard edge – you are OK. (It is 19mm from the Motherboard edge on H81M-ITX)

I hope that my info and pictures are helpful.

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Hi Guys

What do you think about this - crazy - concept?  Does anybody like it?

 

 

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Not really.

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it's certainly unique...i don't dislike it as much as Andrew. I actually like it better than the bookshelf one, if only because it's so unique and could fit in a number of places. i'm assuming those are vents at the top?

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How big is it?

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Mike Garcen wrote:

it's certainly unique...i don't dislike it as much as Andrew. I actually like it better than the bookshelf one, if only because it's so unique and could fit in a number of places. i'm assuming those are vents at the top?

Vents and radiator.  This is fanless chassis.

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Mike Garcen wrote:

it's certainly unique...i don't dislike it as much as Andrew. I actually like it better than the bookshelf one, if only because it's so unique and could fit in a number of places. i'm assuming those are vents at the top?

Vents and radiator.  This is fanless chassis.

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Techbutton wrote:

How big is it?

250mm = ~10" high.

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Hi Guys,

How do you like this chassis? I am considering production of this model.

 

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Or this one:

 

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They are both nice, but I prefer the first one's cleaner face.

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I like the second one a little better.  The bumpouts on the front give it a little weight to the look.

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first

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Hi Guys
What do you think about chassis for Thin-Mini-ITX motherboard?
I look at GA-H87TN. I can install mSATA HD (up to 1 TB), WI-FI/ Bluetooh module, enough memory, Haswell CPU, flat HSF and have nice streaming device or music server or HTPC in small package without wires at all. PSU is build in motherboard as well, so I have to add AC/DC converter to supply 19 or 12V and I have nice piece of equipment.

Waiting for your inputs
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Hi Guys

This is old ST-4-Black chassis (square feet) and a new one Round feet). 

Which one do you like better?

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Hi Guys We designed and built a prototype of ultra slim chassis. After testing, it is ready for production. Standard width - 435mm (17 1/8"), Depth only 310mm (12 3/16") and ONLY 40mm high (48mm with feet)! How do you like it? Do you like it at all? Accommodates Thin Mini ITX mobo, one 2.5" HDD, one slim ODD, two 3.5" HDDs one half size card (Tuner, SOtM tX-USBexp or something else.) There is a space for SOtM as well. Production will start in July. More pictures and information is here.

 

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Very sleek design .. I like it.

Digitalis Vision II  HTPC chassis, Windows 7 Ultimate, Asus ROG Rampage III Formula
Core I7 950 3.2 GHz  - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
ASUS EAH6970DCII/2DI4S/2G Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5
SeaSonic G-750 SSR-750RM 750W ATX12V / 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
(1) SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III
Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray Burner
(1) Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe - Quad-tuner Card
Microsoft MCE Remote, Microsoft MCE Remote Keyboard, Logitech Cordless MX Duo

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Looks fantastic. Any chance you'd shrink it for a NUC board?

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Yes, NUC model will be offered as well, but later this year.

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Awesome.

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