Thermaltake’s Core V Series has been extremely popular, especially with their latest Core V21 and Core V1 cases. It is time for a new Core series, which has launched today with three cases. Each case has a cube-like design and they are made to be builders cases, which means they are very easy to work in, have interchangeable parts, have lots of air are water cooling options, and fit some of the largest components possible. The Core X series starts with the Mini-ITX Core X1, then moves up to the Micro-ATX Core X2, and finally finishes off with the big-boy Core X9 that supports E-ATX motherboards. Today we will be taking a look at the Core X1, it has room inside for 4 hard drives, a mini-ITX motherboard, 3-slot full-size graphics card, CPU coolers up to 200 mm and a full-size ATX power supply. Let’s get started!
MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces the true mini-ITX gaming solution, featuring ACK powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro, M.2 connectivity and a whole new gaming oriented PCB design. Gamers around the world looking for a powerful small-sized gaming machine with all the necessary bells & whistles can now get excited.
Cooltek has just revealed an extremely sexy new Mini-ITX case in their UMX1 Plus. This case is available in standard and windowed versions (UMX1 Plus-Window) in both silver and black color options. The case itself is made up of brushed aluminum 2mm-thick panels and if you do choose the windowed version you will have a tinted acrylic sheet that makes up the entire side panel.
In Win has been known for creating some pretty crazy cases over the past few years. Cases that are not your typical mid tower and really stand out. Some of these cases include the Tou, X-Frame, H-Frame and 904. In Win’s original D-Frame was introduced a couple of years ago and it was truly unique. With the popularity of smaller systems, especially mini-ITX systems In Win is back with the D-Frame Mini, a mini-ITX version of their iconic D-Frame case. It features the same aluminum tube framework and open-air design as the original D-Frame, has room for graphics cards up to 340mm, full-size power supplies up to 220mm and even a 240mm radiator. This is one of the most unique cases we have seen all year, let’s jump in!
It looks like ASUS wants to be the first to come out with a mini-ITX friendly GeForce GTX 900 series card. They are putting their final touches on the GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini (model: GTX970-DCMOC-4GD5) graphics card.
Lian Li has just announced a windowed version of its PC-Q33 Mini-ITX chassis, this case will be called the PC-Q33W. The case will feature the same flip-open design and space efficient hardware support as the original PC-Q33. The case will feature windows on both side so users can show off their hardware inside.
EK Water Blocks Vulture ITX case has been revealed! Of course we know EKWB for their waterblocks and watercooling accessories so it is very exciting that they are moving into the case market. We have seen this from other cooling companies in the past.
Thermaltake is a brand name in the computer case industry, we have been reviewing their cases for years. Over the past few years they really have been focusing on mid and full tower cases. It has been quite a while since they released a really great small form factor case for LANs and gaming, the last one I remember was the LANBOX which came out in 2006. Well Thermaltake is back with a small form factor case that is perfect for LANs or just building a smaller system. The case is the Core V1 and it has room inside for a Mini-ITX motherboard, graphics cards as long as 285 mm, CPU coolers as tall as 140 mm, full size ATX power supplies, four hard drives and even watercooling! Let’s take a look!
Xigmatek has just launched their Eris cube-type Mini-ITX case. The case has an all black steel design with a faux brushed metal front. In typical cube-style the case has the official measurements of 225 mm x 355 mm x 180 mm (WxDxH) and weighs in at 3.06 kg.
The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV has it all, and maybe even more than you might expect for a high end case no matter what your skill level or your custom ideals, inspiration’s or budgets. This is not a showy design but it could be. It has a true minimalistic quality that can only be appreciated up close and personally to see what it is really like. Like a fine wine or a beautiful woman it hides it’s best qualities for only the special few that are able to get close enough to appreciate their true appeal.