NZXT Launches New Mini-ITX Case – And It’s Huge
There’s plenty of advantages to building your own gaming PC. One of which is being able to choose a case that matches your own space and style requirements and being able to pack it full of top-level components.
Mini-ITX – that is extremely small form factor – cases are becoming more and more popular as more people look to house their gaming PC next to their television and game with a Steam controller instead of a mouse and keyboard. Let’s take a closer look at this new mini-ITX case.
The case benefits from a unique sleek curved design
Case manufacturer NZXT has cottoned on to the trend and has now released a new offering for the mini-ITX market. Their new sleekly styled case has been inventively named the ‘Manta’, because let’s face it the curves do make it look a little bit like a giant manta ray.
Let’s take a closer look at the NZXT Manta’s design and build quality and see what you get for your $140.
What You Get
First up the case is available in windowed and windowless versions, the latter though is only available in black. Builders opting for a window get to choose between black, black and red or black and white.
The case is solidly built from curved steel panelling, which NZXT claims effectively doubles the cable-management space available. It also supports room for up to two 280mm liquid coolers, and comes ‘Kraken X61 ready’ – which means if you’ve invested in NZXT’s all-in-one liquid cooling solution it will fit easily into the case.
The case weighs in at 7.2kg, supports five fans (two front, two top and one rear) and comes with three 120mm fans already installed. There’s plenty of room inside and NZXT says it supports up to five internal storage drives, three 2.5” and two 3.5”.
The case can support full size ATX power supplies and includes an external USB 3 port, which is pretty much standard nowadays.
The Manta has been released as one of NZXT’s ‘concept’ series, and with this design it’s easy to see why. This is a niche, enthusiast-grade product that defies most peoples understanding of what a mini-ITX case should look like. It features bold styling and design and gives builders tonnes of room to squeeze components into.
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If you want a simple to follow overview of how to put a gaming PC together, including short video tutorials, have a look at my guide.
So Have You Built One Yet?
Have you managed to put together your own build with new mini-ITX case yet? Got any questions on building one? Let me know in the comments or drop me a line on Twitter.