The setup WILL be very messy, case in point – my setup being a fine example of how cramped it could be.
I used the ASRock H97M-ITX/ac for this setup with the Cooler Master Hyper 101 heatsink. Took me quite a while to get everything in place, push-pins are extremely annoying when they’re aged and even more so when attempting to lock them in a cramped space.
For the graphic card I used the HIS R9 285 ICEQ X2 and it was challenging as the cooler’s shroud was already touching the front of the casing while the clearance of the bottom area of the PCI-E openings were really tiny and I had to bend the card’s PCI-E bracket a little just to get all things into place. 🙁
With all things in place you could barely notice the RAM. It is possible to light up the casing with LED and even cut a window panel but I think it’s rather pointless because it’s a huge mess. I tried to route the CPU12V connector underneath the motherboard but the clearance was too little and I’d really hate to bend the board so I went for the alternative route, which is the to route it from the top.
All in all, how messy the casing is really depends on the motherboard layout.
Below are the details from the official product page.
Build Quality? The casing is solid, there’s no rattle or wobble on any of the components but the workmanship isn’t great, some rough cuts here and there but it’s minor. Overall it’s a lot better than low-end casings but don’t expect it to have the panel quality found on say Corsair or NZXT products.
The ID-Cooling T60-SFX Mini Gaming Case retails at USD $79.99 – quite a price to pay for a beautiful, compact, sleek and sexy ITX casing that’s bound to draw attention at LAN Parties.
The product is also available in black color and orange color, and going by the way the panels are locked I think it’s possible to dismantle the entire casing and paint or even cut it to your liking. 🙂