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    SCAN 3XS ISOTOPE System

    The ISOTOPE chassis is much like Marmite; you will either love it or loathe it. I must confess, having first seen it on display at the recent CTS show, I was set against it. Too many hard edges and too much internal activity. However, it's the kind of chassis that grows on you ... it becomes a talking point as much as anything else, and if you're the kind of enthusiast that likes to have something look a little different, the chassis, with its pre-distressed look and colour choice, is a real alternative to regular SFF PCs.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD0xMTI1
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    Very interesting system. Does anybody know if the case can be purchased by itself? Also is it me or has there been a similar chasis built by an enthusiast? As for the last last part of the expandability issue I highly question that but then again it depends on the end user. For me I feel all I need is a slot for my graphics, sound card, and another pci slot for whatever. Besides the extra pci slot with sff they still need to either find better ways to fit the standard psus or bump up the juice on sff psu's but I think that is going to be pretty tough. I hope we see more cases designed for micro-atx cases.

    Just my opinions.

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    The barebone Isotope systems have now been enabled upon the website and can be found at the following address ;

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...Thumbnails=yes

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    Last edited by Lee H; 26-04-2005 at 01:50 PM.

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      • Motherboard:
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    I was hoping someone here could help me with regards to this case. I am thinking of buying this case but i am conserned for future upgrades. Once SLi has been made in Micro Atx Mobo form, i would like to kit out this system with 2 graphics cards, a sound card and a wirless network card. Do you think this system with suffer from overheating due to lack of space and ventalation?

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    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
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    The chassis should be able to support dual cards, but its very unlikely than an SLI enabled micro-atx motherboard will be released.

    If there ever was one released in the near future, the PSU would need to be uprated as the systems all have 350w PSU's which are fine for running cards such as the 6800GT or X800XL.

    Best Regards,

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    tbh, the case is almost the perfect shape for surface area to volume ratio... with the HDDs stored under the mainboard, there's a surprising amount of room above the CPU cooler, in fact, more so than in a standard case...

    I still reckon you need to cut those plastric grips off though!
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