The cases has an unusual 200mm front fan that is not quiet and not easily replaceable.
Looks replacable enough, with 120/140mm one, the central position worries me a bit, only the tophalf of the 200mm fan covers the motherboard volume, the other half goes across/to the hdd cage, a smaller fan would have the same position.
Yes, price, color choice (the wife likes colors), enough breathing air for a decent gpu
SPCR editor choice, very quiet ITX case. There is enough room (160mm) for a PSU that can power any choice of components you can put in the case. Modular PSU highly recommended.
Found that one when I started browsing the forum
, I started out with the DS, but then this myriad of information about silence and smallness was available
Highly optimized for a closed loop watercooling setup. Comes with powerful but somewhat louder fans.
A high cpu cooler might not fit, unless I start modding the top mesh
So, I might narrow it down to the 304(small&quiet) or the DS(freedom of boards&color, needs work on getting it more quiet)
And then start conceiving similar systems on both, and ask for advice on that
Thanks for the info all.