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Origen-ae makes a beautiful mini-ITX case

Origen-ae makes a beautiful mini-ITX case

Origen-ae's mini-ITX aluminium chassis is a sleek and subtle thing of beauty, but it'll cost you!

COMPUTEX 2009: Introduced by our friends at Zotac, Origen-ae has a long history of gorgeous HTPC cases often too expensive for many of us to buy. The designs are exquisite and the quality is truly second to none.

At $200 this little puppy isn't cheap, but if you want one of the most beautiful mini-ITX cases money can buy for your new Zotac 9300-mini ITX or Ion motherboard, then this has to be it.

With a front LCD screen and built in 150W PSU, it's got a great set of features and superb internal placements for the hardware: the DC-DC compnent is bolted to one side - the 2.5" hard drive/SSD spot is on the other, and even though the slimline optical drive is above the motherboard and cooling-wise there's enough space for them both.

It has two holes for some very thin 80mm fans to draw the airflow though and the two pieces of U-shaped 5mm thick aluminium that make up the chassis outsides are curved into a simply gorgeous shape. Inside the aluminium continues, but is now a more standardised 2-3mm thickness to save cost and weight, but it's not as flimsy as the sheets often used on some case side panels.

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Origen-ae makes a beautiful mini-ITX case

Origen-ae makes a beautiful mini-ITX case

Origen-ae makes a beautiful mini-ITX case Origen-ae makes a beautiful mini-ITX case

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kasbah 4th June 2009, 12:18 Quote
Can it accomodate a full sized expansion slot card?
pimlicosound 4th June 2009, 12:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by kasbah
Can it accomodate a full sized expansion slot card?

Looks like a half-height slot at the rear.
Paradigm Shifter 4th June 2009, 12:58 Quote
$200? For a mini-ITX case?

I'll make my own, thanks.
oasked 4th June 2009, 13:00 Quote
Sweeeeeeeet.
500mph 4th June 2009, 15:06 Quote
Head On, Apply directly to the forehead.
Head-On....
ch424 4th June 2009, 19:02 Quote
oh wow that looks nice :)
Combinho 4th June 2009, 20:41 Quote
Very sexy...
HourBeforeDawn 4th June 2009, 21:03 Quote
hmm me thinks I have a case for my Carputer :)
Hamish 5th June 2009, 02:14 Quote
cute, whats the noise levels like tho?
ericstern 10th June 2009, 05:32 Quote
$200 wow .... $285 on ebay gets you the s10v, i know what my choice will be, but cute if your into that sort of thing ;)
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