Friday, July 3rd 2020

Jonsbo Unveils the V8 Cuboidal Mini-ITX Case

Jonsbo today unveiled the V8, a cuboid-shaped Mini-ITX case featuring a 2-piece slide out chassis design. The internal steel chassis of the case slides out intact of the outer aluminium-magnesium alloy body that has a silver/gray matte finish. The outer body features a floating front intake that conceals the case's main fan vent; and additional vents along the sides and top. The front intake features a large 200 mm fan that maintains positive air pressure inside the case; and mounts for two 140 mm/120 mm fans along the top, and one 140 mm/120 mm rear exhaust.

The Jonsbo V8 offers room for a Mini-ITX motherboard with room for full-height graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 19.5 cm in height. There are two expansion slots, however, there's enough room for a graphics card that's slightly thicker than 2 slots. An internal SFX/SFX-L PSU bay is wired to an AC receptacle extension at the rear. Stroage areas include two 3.5-inch bays and a 2.5-inch mount. Front panel connectivity includes one each of USB 3.2 type-C, USB 3.2 type-A, and HD audio jacks. The case measures 249.5 mm (W) x 390 mm (D) x 260MM (H). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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42 Comments on Jonsbo Unveils the V8 Cuboidal Mini-ITX Case

#1
Chrispy_
That's a nice-looking SFF option - we always need more high-quality SFF options!

Unfortunately two glaring faults ruin it for me:
  1. ENORMOUS 200mm fan at the front, completely slammed against a 100% solid panel with laughably little ventilation. What a dumb move!
  2. One USB-A port at the front?! SFF builds need just as much IO as a regular ATX case. What's the (lack of) reasoning behind one USB-A being enough?
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#2
Caring1
Reminds me of the early Shuttle Cube cases.
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#3
BakerMan1971
Having owned a Jonsbo case in the back it will be a very reasonably priced aluminium affair, worth a look
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#4
EarthDog
Chrispy_
That's a nice-looking SFF option - we always need more high-quality SFF options!

Unfortunately two glaring faults ruin it for me:
  1. ENORMOUS 200mm fan at the front, completely slammed against a 100% solid panel with laughably little ventilation. What a dumb move!
  2. One USB-A port at the front?! SFF builds need just as much IO as a regular ATX case. What's the (lack of) reasoning behind one USB-A being enough?

1. There is room for intake around the entire front panel. While not optimal, it isnt a death sentence.
2. Agree!
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#5
PowerPC
It's way too big with 25.2993 liters. Idk why you would go for it compared to an already availabe Lian Li TU150 with 23.75100 liters that also happens to be more portable with a nice handle, looks better and has more ports... Not good Jonsbo, not good at all.

Besides all that, this isn't even real SFF. There are cases with only around 7 liters that house the same components like the DAN Cases A4-SFX V4.
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#7
Chrispy_
EarthDog
1. There is room for intake around the entire front panel. While not optimal, it isnt a death sentence.
Yes and no.
Yes, in that there is some venting there, so airflow will happen and that fan isn't completely pointless
No, in that this case is larger than necessary, seemingly just to include a 200mm fan. Why go to that effort to fit such a big fan and then completely cripple it?
PowerPC
Besides all that, this isn't even real SFF. There are cases with only around 7 liters that house the same components like the DAN Cases A4-SFX V4.
Indeed. This is more for looks than space efficiency, I think. Trying to cram a 200mm fan into an SFF may be a marketing checkbox excercise that hampered this design.
I love the Dan A4 but it won't hold the full-sized components of this Jonsbo will. In saying that, the Silverstone SG13 will handle full-sized components and it's just 11.5L (as well as having a mesh front to cool them all properly!)
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#8
Yrd
Chrispy_
That's a nice-looking SFF option - we always need more high-quality SFF options!

Unfortunately two glaring faults ruin it for me:
  1. ENORMOUS 200mm fan at the front, completely slammed against a 100% solid panel with laughably little ventilation. What a dumb move!
  2. One USB-A port at the front?! SFF builds need just as much IO as a regular ATX case. What's the (lack of) reasoning behind one USB-A being enough?

That was the first thing I noticed. Maybe that front plate could be removed. Other than that I like the idea of the big fan. I have always been a fan of big fans. Hard to find well designed cases to accommodate them.
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#9
Caring1
Yrd
That was the first thing I noticed. Maybe that front plate could be removed. Other than that I like the idea of the big fan. I have always been a fan of big fans. Hard to find well designed cases to accommodate them.
I was thinking perhaps place something behind the fascia to extend the gap so more air gets in.
Apart from that issue, there is the restriction of the top vents.
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#10
MrIronGolem27
Chrispy_
That's a nice-looking SFF option - we always need more high-quality SFF options!

Unfortunately two glaring faults ruin it for me:
  1. ENORMOUS 200mm fan at the front, completely slammed against a 100% solid panel with laughably little ventilation. What a dumb move!
  2. One USB-A port at the front?! SFF builds need just as much IO as a regular ATX case. What's the (lack of) reasoning behind one USB-A being enough?

laughs in NZXT H510
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#11
watzupken
The 200mm fan seems like the best option if they are trying to make a case with the front that is squarish. Perhaps they should have made the front panel a mesh instead for maximum airflow.
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#12
Chrispy_
MrIronGolem27
laughs in NZXT H510
"I hope this is a fad that goes away" he says, hugging his 'old' NZXT with four USBs, two LEDs, power, reset, and dual 3.5 audio.
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#13
ST.o.CH
Nice PC case, with minimalistic design.
The 200 mm intake fan is a good choice and if is well atached to the steel frame in order to prevent airflow gaps outside the fan should do the work.
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#14
Turmania
I quite like this. 3x 140mm fan options is also great idea.
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#15
Makaveli
Turmania
I quite like this. 3x 140mm fan options is also great idea.
I like the design of this too even with the negative stuff mentioned above.
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#16
bonehead123
And here I was thinking that 2020 was gonna be exactly like 2019 & 2018, with a boatload moar of the same ole same same boring-ass boxen with moar & moar lame lame dull & unispiring designs. Then comes Jonsbo to the rescue ..:clap:..:p..:laugh:

Although I agree with some of the previous comments & disagree with others, I like the asthetics of this case very much, and will probably buy one just for it's looks alone (if the price is reasonable)...

As for the front I/O panel, at least it has a USB-C port, from which many hubs could be daisy chained to add a bunch of A-ports if needed... However, I would just mod the side or top panel to add some moar ports, but that's just me :) This was a pleasant surprise, compared to many of the other so-called "NEW" cases released in the last few years.

I would also probably dremel a few extra very small ventilation holes in the front, just to increase the overall airflow, but again, that's just me ....
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#17
Vayra86
bonehead123
And here I was thinking that 2020 was gonna be exactly like 2019 & 2018, with a boatload moar of the same ole same same boring-ass boxen with moar & moar lame lame dull & unispiring designs. Then comes Jonsbo to the rescue ..:clap:..:p..:laugh:

Although I agree with some of the previous comments & disagree with others, I like the asthetics of this case very much, and will probably buy one just for it's looks alone (if the price is reasonable)...

As for the front I/O panel, at least it has a USB-C port, from which many hubs could be daisy chained to add a bunch of A-ports if needed... However, I would just mod the side or top panel to add some moar ports, but that's just me :) This was a pleasant surprise, compared to many of the other so-called "NEW" cases released in the last few years.

I would also probably dremel a few extra very small ventilation holes in the front, just to increase the overall airflow, but again, that's just me ....
So basically once you mod this unique example of a case down to oblivion, its a case that suits your needs :D The ONLY one in the past couple years, if I recall :)

Sounds like you just need to buy yourself a few strips of metal and put it together yourself ;)
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#18
bonehead123
Hence the 2x "thats just me" part :)

I was not trying to say that anyone else should buy one of these and then proceed to mod it like I would..

I still like it alot even as it comes out of the box....
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#19
eLJay88
Haters will hate.

After having owned several ITX cases (ie Obsidian 250, Sugo 5B, Node 304) I can tell you that I am very excited about this case.

It is a semi-compact case but it seems it can house full size components other cases can't.
-a long GPU (like MSI Trio)
-top-end Air cooler like a Ninja 5 or NH-D15

In addition to the internal dimensions, I think it will also outperform the smaller Node 304 and the bigger 250D in the cooling and thermal department.

Sadly a passive PSU (atx 'only') doesn't fit, so that's a serious compromise.

It is possible that the 200mm intake is insufficient but that can be modded.
I wonder if it will fit a 2,5 a 2,9 Slot GPU, there looks to be a decent amount of space.


I used to be excited about smaller high-end cases like the DAN A4 and Ghost S1, DA2 or M1. But imho they are to much of a compromise in the cooling/noise department to use in an aircooled top-end game-pc. For like a mainstream i5/1660 build they can kick ass.
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#20
Andyr
Chrispy_
That's a nice-looking SFF option - we always need more high-quality SFF options!

Unfortunately two glaring faults ruin it for me:
  1. ENORMOUS 200mm fan at the front, completely slammed against a 100% solid panel with laughably little ventilation. What a dumb move!
  2. One USB-A port at the front?! SFF builds need just as much IO as a regular ATX case. What's the (lack of) reasoning behind one USB-A being enough?

It also looks like it suffers from the same problem I have with my UMX4 - there's nowhere for the hot air from the gpu to go.
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#21
Flanker
I like it. Would prefer a 14cm exhaust over that 20cm at the front and slim it down a little bit.
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#22
Caring1
Flanker
I like it. Would prefer a 14cm exhaust over that 20cm at the front and slim it down a little bit.
Turn the 20cm fan around and make that the exhaust. ;)
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#23
Flanker
Caring1
Turn the 20cm fan around and make that the exhaust. ;)
I prefer to set it up to be some sort of push-pull with the cpu heatsink :D
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#24
PowerPC
Chrispy_
Indeed. This is more for looks than space efficiency, I think. Trying to cram a 200mm fan into an SFF may be a marketing checkbox excercise that hampered this design.
I love the Dan A4 but it won't hold the full-sized components of this Jonsbo will. In saying that, the Silverstone SG13 will handle full-sized components and it's just 11.5L (as well as having a mesh front to cool them all properly!)
I think the only full-size component you are talking about is the power supply. I can live with SFX, it's not in any way worse than ATX. The thing is that the Dan A4 allows a bit longer GPUs than the Silverstone and that's a good trade off for me. The Dan A4 doesn't allow the longest GPUs unfortunately, so it's not something I would actually buy. I'm more into the slightly larger factor builds myself like the Lian Li TU150. Unfortunately, I haven't found something like the Dan A4 yet that supports larger than 300mm GPUs like most of the bigger 3-Fan GPUs.
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#25
Chrispy_
PowerPC
I think the only full-size component you are talking about is the power supply. I can live with SFX, it's not in any way worse than ATX. The thing is that the Dan A4 allows a bit longer GPUs than the Silverstone and that's a good trade off for me. The Dan A4 doesn't allow the longest GPUs unfortunately, so it's not something I would actually buy. I'm more into the slightly larger factor builds myself like the Lian Li TU150. Unfortunately, I haven't found something like the Dan A4 yet that supports larger than 300mm GPUs like most of the bigger 3-Fan GPUs.
I don't have a Dan A4, but I have an MCase M1. SFX/ATX PSU is irrelevant to me really, I was just commenting that the Dan does make some compromises to reach that compact size - for anyone serious about SFF builds, it's a non-issue as you'll be buying a PSU and likely custom short cables at the same time as the case.

as for larger 3-fan GPUs, the bigger issue there is that those larger cards often exceed both the height and width (often 2.5 slots, not 2 slots wide). They're often tuned towards the performance end of the scale too and throw power-efficiency out of the pram to squeeze out those last couple of percentage points in the benchmarks. I'm not saying you shouldn't put one in a compact case, but the real problem you've got is that they're monstrously inefficient products - both in terms of performance-per-litre and also performance-per-Watt.
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