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HK$ 209,560
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141
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48hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, March 27 2019 12:57 PM UTC +00:00.

NouvoloBy Nouvolo
First created
NouvoloBy Nouvolo
First created
HK$ 209,560
pledged of HK$ 500,000pledged of HK$ 500,000 goal
141
backers
48hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, March 27 2019 12:57 PM UTC +00:00.

About

*You can order Steck directly at Nouvolo from 27 Mar 2019

Thank you, and the party goes on at Nouvolo 

As this campaign is coming to an end we would like to thank all who have supported us by backing this project. It has been an amazing journey from our initial design, testing to production and finally launching Steck here on Kickstarter. And this journey is definitely not ending yet, we will move on to sell Steck on our own online store and we will continue creating new products. We welcome you to join us on this endeavor and support our development.

After this campaign expires (27 Mar 2019), you will be able to order Steck directly from our online store at www.nouvolo.com, with the same offer that you can find here (no discount codes required). Furthermore, to show our appreciation to your support, Steck backers will be entitled to a lifetime 10% discount on future Nouvolo products. You just need to provide your backer name and pledge # at the time of ordering, and we will add you to the list. We are going to start shipping from the beginning of Apr 2019, and we estimate that your orders should be delivered to you by end of Apr 2019. So there is little difference from getting the product from here, if this campaign was to go through. 

Although we may all wanted and preferred this campaign to go through, it really doesn't matter. Nouvolo team is totally positive about this experience. We wouldn't have the opportunity to reach out to some of you if we didn't put Steck on Kickstarter.

You can still contact us on ks@nouvolo.com, and we will see you over at www.nouvolo.com :)

Steck - A Tiny Desktop Computer Case (by Nouvolo)

We believe that everyone of us, including creative professionals, gamers, streamers, youtubers, programmers and regular computer users should be able to enjoy the best performance computing without compromising aesthetics, size and flexibility.

We created a compact (mini-ITX), full performance PC case designed to minimize volume whilst delivering an ergonomic and minimalist design, one that we wanted for ourselves initially. And we are happy to share it with you all here! We believe that most of you will love it as much as we do. 

Limited quantity available in stock, available in Matte Black / Frost White / Pinky Pie. Ships immediately after campaign ends successfully

Update : 10 Mar 2019 - AIO Water cooling Review (Tek Everything)

Jay built a nice compact rig with Steck and its stack expansion unit. Getting back to his Anthem game ;)

Update : 23 Feb 2019 - Base Unit Review (Tek Everything)

We would like thank Jay from Tek Everything for reviewing Steck and giving his thoughts about the product. 

White against Apple earpods
White against Apple earpods

Work and Play with Style

From being a media center in your living room to a workstation at your studio, Steck is designed as a desktop unit that can fit comfortably with the environment. It proudly stands and blends well with your living space.

Stack Unit (expansion option) - Performance with Style

For those who wants to push the boundary of performance there is an optional stack unit for additional liquid cooling, allowing overclocking and even more silent operation.

Your choice to be minimalist or RGB friendly
Your choice to be minimalist or RGB friendly
Bottom stack configuration
Bottom stack configuration

Main Features

  • Design - Minimalist and small form factor (mini-ITX) design (8.7L - 11.2L)
  • Flexibility - Product sold as computer case only. You can mix and match numerous third party hardware that fits your own budget and requirement
  • Aesthetics & Functionality - Perforated top and side panels are secured with strong magnetic strip with no screws that can be seen externally, and providing maximum ventilation and thermal performance at the same time
  • Performance - Supports full length (up to 300mm, double slot) graphics cards, suitable for serious gamers and creative professionals
  • Expansion option - Comes with a stack unit for optional AIO liquid cooling for overclocking enthusiasts and ultra quiet operation
  • Good CPU cooler height clearance - 70mm, best in class
  • Shipped in easy to assemble parts - You are required to install your own components by yourselves or by your friends ;) 
Elegant, compact, flexible & supports great performance
Elegant, compact, flexible & supports great performance
2 configuration options : base / base + stack expansion
2 configuration options : base / base + stack expansion
magnetic strip
magnetic strip
High precision perforated panels, powered coated
High precision perforated panels, powered coated
Shipped in easy to assemble parts
Shipped in easy to assemble parts

Build

Steck is made of 1.5mm stamped sheet metal, with an aluminum external frame and steel internal structure for added strength. Colors are applied with powder coating to give a fine texture effect. 

Bringing minimalism to the computer
Bringing minimalism to the computer

Compatible with Standard PC Components

Steck is compatible with numerous third party standard computer components, including CPU, motherboard, cooling, power supply, graphics cards (300mm length) and storage.

Standard PC components - Full length graphics for maximum performance
Standard PC components - Full length graphics for maximum performance

Development is Complete

Steck has got past all testing and prototyping stage and we have first bulk production batch of 500 units available! We want to give the most confidence to our backers with the least waiting in getting their products. We will ship as soon as the campaign ends successfully.

ready to be shipped
ready to be shipped

Up to 20% Discount offer ONLY on Kickstarter

We are going to make extras if all of our initial batch (limited rewards) is taken. Don't worry if the limited reward has run out. You can still pledge for the next batch and it should arrive soon after as there is no more development delay. We are offering discount of up to 20% only here on Kickstarter. After this campaign, we will continue to sell Steck on our website, but only at full price (USD190 for the bundle).

Community

We can only achieve what we have so far with the help of a great community. We would like to give special thanks to our community testers at SFF Forum. They helped to test and review the first prototypes, and gave us valuable feedback for subsequent improvements during the development process. As a result the 500 bulk production units we have in stock now are of refined quality.

Special thanks to our community testers at SFF Forum
Special thanks to our community testers at SFF Forum

Specification

case & component dimensions
case & component dimensions

Reward Package includes :

Base unit

  • External parts - front, back, top, bottom, sides, feet
  • Internal parts - spine, support brackets x 4
  • Power supply bracket
  • 2.5" HDD brackets x 2 
  • Power extension cable
  • Accessories - PCIe 3.0 16x riser cable, dust filter, magnetic strips, EVA feet, screws (M3 flat,  round)

Stack expansion unit

  • Stack frame
  • Mounting frame for cooler / fan / HDD bracket
  • Tinted glass panels x 2
  • 2.5" HDD bracket
  • Accessories - rubber grommets (for glass panels), thumbscrews, screws (M3 flat, round)

*spares for some accessories included

PSU Cable Mod Information

This only serves as a guidline, Connections on your motherboard may be different.
This only serves as a guidline, Connections on your motherboard may be different.

Typical Build & Cost (System Total)

Refer to the total cost (USD) of a typical system for Budget, High and Highest in terms of performance. Note: information is only served as estimation (source: Amazon Jan 2019)

"Highest" performance
"Highest" performance
"High" performance
"High" performance
"Budget" performance
"Budget" performance

Hardware Compatibility List

Note: The list is by no means exhaustive. Components are based on the latest as of Jan 2019. Check www.pcpartpicker.com for more hardware.

happy shopping
happy shopping

Timeline 

Installation

The package comes with easy to assemble parts for most people. 

Risks and challenges

We try our best to ship to all locations and at a cost closest to actual, but it is not practical for us to quote prices for every location in the world. If we encounter any issues in this regard, we will contact the backer directly. Since we are charging a reasonable price for our products, we do not have too much buffer to subsidize shipping. We may request surcharge for shipping to remote locations. We reserve the rights to refund fully if we cannot come to agreement with the backer for shipping arrangement

We are offering the product from already made stock with limited quantity. To shorten the shipping lead times, we will place order for extras as soon as the campaign meets its goal and the number of pledges exceed our stock. We have taken great care in packaging but there is risk of damage incurred in transit. As stock is limited, there may be longer wait times for replacement whilst we are trying to fulfill the rest of the rewards.

Although we thrive to supply the best design and quality product to our backers, there are always manufacturing tolerances. Quality issues will be handled on a case by case basis. We reserve the right for refusing replacement or refund if the issue is deemed to be within manufacturing tolerance. We work on a reasonable basis and we expect the same with our backers.

Refunds or complete replacements will only be issued for major defects in manufacturing or transit, AND after the product return is received by Nouvolo. Backers are required to pay for return shipping. All packaging material and contents are required to be returned for refunds or replacement, so please unbox with care.

As with most hardware and software projects these days, we will continue to improve the product from time to time. There may be minor changes or improvement to every new batch. This is an on-going process and we only replace parts if there are major defects in design or in manufacturing.

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