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Fractal Design Ridge PCIe 4.0 Black Mini ITX Case - $199 + Delivery ($0 C&C) + Surcharge @ Scorptec

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Scorptec has Fractal Design Ridge on sale for $199 + surcharge/delivery (or free C&C). Usually at @249.

Both Black and white are available.

This is a min ITX case and no PSU.

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  • comes to $220 w delivery, Amazon also has a few of white for $232

    • +9

      You pay a few hundred dollars for plastic and glass on your phone.

      It's a lot about design and engineering that goes into it rather than the cost of metal. This applies to literally anything where they would have spent money on r&d.

      • -2

        I don't. In my phone glass is special, and still not worth even $100. The majority of a modern phone cost usually is CPU. Non-existing in case of this case. And if you think that there's a lot of design efforts that worth this much, no again. Such a case can be designed by 1 person. So you actually pay for Brand, and a fraction of price for the steel and design .

        • Happy for you you bring your 1 person design to the show

        • The majority of a modern phone cost usually is CPU

          So with your own reasoning, you're paying big bucks for.. Sand.

          • @Sleeqb7: CPU has many other components in price, where thousands of people have been involved. No matter how you try, piece of steel is incomparable to the edge of technology.

    • +5

      are you basing the value of consumer electronics completely on their weight and construction material???

      • +1

        Feathers or Steel

        • Of course, steel

          • @Etagelle: No based on ozzzz's mind the bigger might be better. 4 kilos of feathers please

      • +1

        any "electronics" inside the case?

      • +2

        This is not an electronics device by the way so he does have a point.

    • +1
  • Looks like a nice case

  • Looks like it will have similar problems that the Skyreach 4 Mini had. Console style cases always compromise on CPU cooling.

    • Youtube reviews look good. You can't have a high TPD CPU there. The CPU cooler has to be less than 70mm

    • The Skyreach was universally praised for its cooling, despite its small form factor

    • Not helped by the cramped ITX motherboards nowadays. Coolers like the L12S that were ideal for this sort of height restriction now run into issues with boards having oversized I/O shrouds, VRM heatsinks and M.2 stacks, so compatible combinations are more limited. The AXP90-X53 is apparently being released in a full copper model which should be an interesting new option for good performance/compatibility, but I'm not a fan of top-down coolers as they blow hot air onto the M.2 drive(s) or RAM, depending on orientation.

  • i’d live an mini itx, but cost of PSU and the motherboard always feel expensive compared to a midi build ..though. midi is bigger

    • While nowhere near as small, I've found the NR200[p] to be entirely flexible. It takes up a decently small-sh footprint on my desk and fits a full sized RTX TI card.

      • +1

        Nr200 still requires an itx board though. It's easy to build in but you still have to pay the small-parts tax

        • This is true, the tax can be steep, particularly when trying to find a short or two slot GPU.
          I've found the B550i boards were fairly well priced.

  • A good looking case, I love ITX builds… they're harder but the challenge is fun and the reward of a small footprint is worth it.

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