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Ends today. Newegg has the iStarUSA S21-20F2 Compact Mini-ITX 200W Flex ATX Enclosure + Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hard Drive Combo for $120 - $20 rebate [Exp 4/17] = $100 with free shipping.

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    yoFu Ben's cred: 38
    Posted 11:11 am PDT 04/17/13

    I own this case. Have for over 6 months.
    * It is solid. I could stand on it without fear it would crush.
    * It has the loudest PSU that I've ever heard. I ended up replacing it with a silent picoPSU - it is noisier than many data center server PSUs.
    * It has a blue LED that I've had to cover with electrical tape. It is bright. That is an understatement. Pointing the case into the corner was not enough to have it subdued enough.
    * As a mini-ITX, just be aware that if you place the 3.5" HDD into the case, it will be mounted on the top and will block most PCI cards.

    If you need a case AND a HDD, this could be a good deal. Mine is running silently as an XBMC machine with a dual-core Atom. I pulled the provided PSU and will never use it due to the noise factor.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3583
    Posted 4:37 pm PDT 04/17/13

    ^ A couple of series resistors would both dim the LED and slow down the PSU fan... if you have a light enough load that heat doesn't build up much, BUT it sort of looks like the PSU fan is the only chassis ventilation (?) so that's a big IF.

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