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Thread: New mini PC! SV24 competitor?!

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    Post New mini PC! SV24 competitor?!

    "Many people were calling the SV24 the cube for PC folks. Um, after seeing the Pandora, I expect you'll think differently. The Pandora barebones system is a true cube measuring at 225mm cubed. The aluminum case is well painted, and the front mask utilizes acrylic to give it a professional, stylish look. It's available in five different colors: Silver-Metallic, Black-Metallic, Grand Blue-Metallic, Grand Rouge-Metallic, and White-Pearl Mica. I went with Silver-Metallic since it matches my nice silver/glass desk at home."


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    The Soldam boxes have been all the buzz for the past week or so. There's this thread here and then several at [H]ard|Forum. Their Polo and Phrase boxes are smaller and look cooler, but you can't just buy the case (my mobo would fit perfect, I'm saddened) and nobody can find a U.S. distributor.

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    its nice there are more companies in the small pc market now. not only does that give us a better selection, but prices should also come down due to the competition. all the small pc's these companies are coming out with are very nice! i cant wait to see what happens.
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    What do you mean you can't order the cases from them. In RAZOR's original link, there is this quote, "Soldam, a subsidiary of Hoshino Metal Company, sells a line of custom cases in Japan. They cater to the do-it-yourself (DIY) crowd in Japan, and they've released many innovative cases. Soldam introduced the Pandora as part of their new line of compact machines in October/November, and I managed to purchase one in December." Therefore, it seems to me that Hoshino Metal Company sells these cases separate while Soldam sells these cases as barebones systems. Freshen up on your Japanese and give Hoshino a call (or email) to see if you can get their cases sent to the U.S.

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    Soldam cases are way to expensive compared to normal cases. Even compared to Lian-Li's or Coolermasters, they are usually very rare and are about $400-500 even for the smaller ones that you are talking about.

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    I didn't say you can't order them, I just said nobody could find a U.S. distributor. I don't care to spend $100 on shipping from Japan.

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    I know a guy over at arstechnica.com that is going to be importing them. Arstechnica is just a forum, not a reseller.

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    Ars rules.

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