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    Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    It sports a carry handle and a glass front like an old portable CRT TV.
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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    in these stock images the brown makes the handle look like a leather strap.
    I like the layout & design, although the first thing I'd do is remove the handle.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    I like it. If only it was 50mm deeper and could fit a 3070 or other standard 2-slot GPUs. Not much ventilation so maybe a mesh front would help but it would make it look even more like a retro-styled speaker. Connecting the CPU power cable might be a stretch with an SFX PSU; it depends on mobo layout I guess and you can't see the routing options clearly from those photos. But overall not bad and it's nice to see different ITX designs coming to market.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    The handle is a selling point for a lot of people as it constitutes a big chunk of it's portability. If it's well-designed the strap should fold behind the case so that you don't see it if looking straight-on.

    The portable-ITX market is becoming quite crowded and this doesn't stand out much and is likely to be fairly expensive (guessing ~£250-300) so I'll probably skip on this, but would be interested if they made the front glass an actual screen, or at least addressable LEDs or something.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    Clearly designed pre-3000/6000 series, 207mm is not enough graphics card space. There's a reason why ITX cases have been moving towards a more rectangular shape and away from cubes, there's limited room for improvement beyond the basic DAN case design in terms of size, which I imagine is the main motivator for ITX builders.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    It's good to see some new ITX designs, however I'm not convinced with this one, as the last poster says 207mm for a gpu is just not going to cut it, and the looks are a bit marmite

    The post yesterday on the upcoming but strangely named "Meshlicious" from newcomer SSUPD is a much more interesting proposition

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    I'm not adverse to handles on a portable case, however I am adverse to handles that look like they'll break with use. Considering the cost of the components inside, I have to say doing impromptu drop tests isn't really something I'd recommend.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    Cases have moved on since even the DAN case:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKpNt1o6l_Y

    I think a rectangular form factor in portrait, with I/O still on the rear, and PCI-E riser to allow the GPU to sit vertically is the optimum layout - minimising desk space while still allowing large GPU to fit.

    I just wish they're not made it a sandwich design, as this reduces the size of the (air) cooler you can use.

    Also, the airflow in the Jonsplus BO100 looks much more restrictive, I can't imagine the temperatures being very good. The SSUPD Meshlicious linked above is said be in the $120-150 price bracket, which I think is a fair price given it's unique design and the fact it's got Ncase's design influence and manufactured by Lian Li
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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    only 1 120mm radiator is sad. I feel like a case like this should support 200mm or at least 140mm rads in two spots. Probably too short for a dual.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    Case reminds me of an electric tuner/metronome we had in school orchestra in the 80s. Just needs a big dial on the front and some metal toggles. Also seems weird to have leather as a functional part of this.

    I think a B&O case would be a long plank, with a vertical door like a Beomaster or even a 2-door Beosound, to stick DVDs in.

    Quote Originally Posted by plexabit View Post
    only 1 120mm radiator is sad. I feel like a case like this should support 200mm or at least 140mm rads in two spots. Probably too short for a dual.
    My Thermaltake Core V1 has a 200mm fan (in the front), but it's also big enough to support a full ATX power supply underneath. This one is just too small, I bet. Especially as it's positioned in the back over the power supply.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    I like the look of this case. Yes, it's not going to host your overclocked 11900k / RTX 3090 build but it's not designed for that. Pair this with a RTX 3050 Ti or similar in a month or so and you've got a very nice gaming system.

    In particular I think it will appeal to women for home usage, being small and cute. I think it will also appeal to exhibition traders who want something transportable, discreet, and presentable.

    I wonder if they'll produce an expanded version that can take a full-length GPU.

    To me it looks like a case in the £50-£100 bracket.

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    Re: Jonsplus BO100 Mini ITX case is an appealing retro portable

    Quote Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
    In particular I think it will appeal to women for home usage, being small and cute.

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