Mini ITX

Many companies have brought their prowess to design cases for Mini-ITX motherboards, with the usual approach being the minimization of their external dimensions as designers are striving to fit them into modern living rooms alongside gaming consoles and home cinema equipment. NZXT is a company that took an entirely different approach with their Mini-ITX design with the Manta, a tower case reduced to fit Mini-ITX motherboards while still providing enough space for sizable air coolers and liquid cooling radiators.

The Fractal Design Node 202 Case Review: Mini-ITX Gaming For the Living Room

PCs may be versatile and powerful multimedia and gaming machines, yet their insertion into elegant living rooms can be problematic, as large systems and tower cases are a major...

61 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/6/2016

Corsair's Bulldog PC Barebone for the Living Room is now Available: $299/$399

Many PC and chassis makers these days are trying to address console gamers with computers that are as small as game consoles and fit into the living room design-wise...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

The ASUS Maximus VIII Impact Z170 ROG Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

For the Z170 platform, ASUS is slowly increasing the number of Republic of Gamers motherboards available. Alongside the seniors Gene/Formula/Extreme, we have the Impact as a junior, sophomore models...

42 by Ian Cutress on 12/29/2015

The Cougar QBX Mini ITX Case Review

Cougar originates from Germany and originally specialized in advanced computer peripherals. During the past few months we have looked at several of their high end peripherals and mice. The...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/13/2015

ASUS Announces the ROG Maximus VIII Impact Z170 Motherboard

At the initial Skylake launch, we provided a rundown of all the Z170 motherboards we could get information on from the major motherboard manufacturers. Even with details on over...

45 by Ian Cutress on 10/10/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: The Power of Size

While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like...

283 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2015

AMD Announces Radeon R9 Nano; mini-ITX Card Shipping September 10th

Back in June at AMD’s R9 Fury X/Fiji GPU launch event, the company unveiled that there would be four products based on Fiji. Fury X and Fury – which...

95 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2015

The ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Review: Up to 36 Threads in Mini-ITX

When things get smaller, compromises have to be made. We've seen this recently in our Core-M deep dive where building a cheaper chassis yields few benefits. In the PC...

56 by Ian Cutress on 6/24/2015

Cougar Computex 2015 Booth Tour: $60 Hybrid Mechanical Keyboard

Every time I go to a trade show I come back with at least one or two highlights that really impressed me. At this year's Computex one of my...

20 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

ASUS Maximus VII Impact Review: Premium Gaming Z97 in mini-ITX

Over the years we have reviewed a number of Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboards, usually focusing on the high end Extreme and gaming ATX focused Formula. We probed the...

42 by Ian Cutress on 12/9/2014

ECS Unveils Z97I-Drone: More Mini-ITX for Haswell

Our recent review of $140 Z97 mini-ITX boards left us wanting more. There is plenty of potential in the mini-ITX form factor even at the low end price points...

7 by Ian Cutress on 10/9/2014

Habey Releases MITX-6771, J1900 Thin Mini-ITX with Long Life Cycle Support

Habey’s main focus in the PC market is towards industrial computers, with Ganesh having reviewed the BIS-6590 and BIS-6922 fanless systems last year. Industrial oriented components by their nature...

3 by Ian Cutress on 8/23/2014

Thermaltake Goes Small: Core V1 mini-ITX Chassis Launched

When meeting with one of Thermaltake’s main press relations people at Computex, he was keen to show off what he described as ‘his baby’. We reported on the Core...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/4/2014

Z97 Mini-ITX Review at $140: ASRock, MSI and GIGABYTE

With every new chipset release, a large part of the community is always interested in the smaller form factor builds. Building a small yet powerful system seems to be...

38 by Ian Cutress on 7/23/2014

Corsair Obsidian 250D Case Review

Corsair is a name familiar to any computer enthusiasts, and the company today offers numerous products: computer cases, power supply units, air and liquid CPU coolers, solid-state drives, and...

52 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/21/2014

MSI GPUs at CES 2014: Massive R9 290X Lightning and More

Along with notebooks and all-in-ones, MSI had quite a few large GPUs on display. The past month saw a massive shortage of AMD GPUs, thanks in no small part...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/6/2014

Lian Li Launches the PC-Q33: Another Hinge Chassis, but mini-ITX

It seems that this is a week of Lian Li press releases – first up was the PC-V358 micro-ATX case that uses hinges to make accessing the components easier...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/20/2013

MSI Launch mini-ITX Gaming Platform: the Z87I Gaming AC and GTX 760 Gaming

Even though we already let in on a sneak preview during our Holiday Guides, today marks the official launch of MSI’s mini-ITX Gaming Platform. The platform has two...

38 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2013

Best Mini-ITX Motherboards: Holiday 2013

As part of a stream on holiday buying guides (Black Friday and jolly Noël around the corner), here is my take on the season’s mini-ITX offerings, covering both AMD...

34 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2013

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