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  1. yesterday I have built my first mini itx case. Below are the list of updates i would like to see in Cooler master Elite 130. Most of the Intel 100 series Mini ITX boards have a m.2 ssd slot on the back of the motherboard. This makes installation of the m.2 ssd difficult as the motherboard would have to be removed and is a very time consuming effort. It is better to have a access panel on the bottom of the case to make the installation easy Would love to see a completely detachable ODD drive bay instead of the fixed one. This would improve the space utilization inside The case has USB 3.0 cables which are very hard and upon complete installation puts strain on the motherboard connector while doing cable management and after mounting the PSU. The chassis fan power cable is a simple 2 pin connector fan. Good to have case fans with 4 pin connector as these would allow for variable air flow based on the temperature. Though it adds to the price of the case it makes sense to have in mini itx case very space is congested and air flow is crucial.
  2. Project SkyVue is a water-cooled mini-ITX mid-range gaming tower finished in African Sapele wood with polished aluminum trim. Major features include a GTX 960 video card, a blower-based low-profile water-cooling system and an M.2 PCIe SSD. The project consists of two main components; the interior chassis and the external enclosure. The decorative enclosure slides down to cover the chassis and is not connected in any other way. The internal chassis can operate autonomously. SkyVue took 240 hours to design and build over an eight week period in 2016. All of the work was done by myself using various hand tools, a Dremel rotary tool and a cordless drill. Specs: Intel Core i5-6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard Gigabyte 4GB GTX 960 Video Card Corsair H5 SF Low-Profile Liquid Cooler Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 System Memory Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB M.2 SSD Corsair Neutron XT 2.5" 480GB SSD Silverstone SFX ST30SF 300W Power Supply Project Log: An aluminum case is modified to provide for the water-cooler exhaust vent. The mounting system for the Corsair H5 SF water-cooler shares three of the four motherboard mounting screws. Thanks for looking!