You compare an 18l build with an 8l one. That's a big differenceWhy bother with this when you can build something just a tad bigger with better components and for less price. I built my SFF PC using a CM NR200P Case, SF750 PSU, 32GB DDR4 3600, AMD 5800X and 3080 FTW3; all for about $2300.
Those 3 casing fans are good but the tiny cpu fan sucks. But since its 65w, it will work fine. However, this also means no overclocking.There are mITX cases in about this size. Smaller even.
If you make a computer from the ground up instead of using standard component form factors, there are few excuses for not designing a cooling solution with fewer larger fans. 3 × 96 mm fan plus the tiny CPU fan looks kinda ridiculous. How noisy is it?
BTW. Some previous Intel gaming-NUCs came with additional blank fronts for those who didn't want the ugly skull.
BTW 2. If the industry would just adopt the PIO form factor, (or make combined mITX/PIO boards), then we could get an equivalent internal layout but with less expensive standard components.
I mean, my FT03 mini comes pretty close in size too, and I’ve built smaller mITX gaming builds than that. This is an interesting setup for sure, but seems over engineered when you could probably fit a mitx board and custom cooler in this same sized case.They exist, but are rare and expensive. Ghost S1 is similar volume, and I think Dan's case A4-SFX is about the only one smaller