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Lian Li Announces Four New Case Prototypes at 2021 Digital Expo

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, hosts its second online event with the LIAN LI 2021 DIGITAL EXPO, which premiers February 18th, 9 am EST on YouTube (here). The 2021 DIGITAL EXPO unveils soon to be launched products, with new editions of the O11D MINI and UNI FANS, as well as exclusive looks at four prototypes. Each prototype will receive an in-depth look from case reviewers.

Q58: The Q58, a 14.3L SFF case, is equipped with split hinged panels made of tempered glass and aluminium mesh, and a dual-tone front solid aluminium panel. With support for MINI-ITX, 320 mm long GPUs, and up to 280 mm radiators, the Q58 is capable of supporting a variety of configurations with SFX PSUs or ATX PSUs due to an adjustable motherboard tray that can be moved for more clearance.

darkFlash Releases DLH21 Mini-ITX Case

darkFlash's latest Mini-ITX product, the DLH21, which is now available in stores, adopted a much more unique approach. The idea is to design a simple yet elegant case, which can support 240 mm AIO water coolers, equipped with mesh side-panels. Not only that but also including addressable RGB lighting at the bottom of the case, with has up to 13 different modes, so that no matter what style you are looking for, polished or stylish, it's your call!

The DLH21 has quite a few tricks up its sleeves. First, the size of it is relatively small, because the interior is well thought, adopting a vertical GPU mounting system, which allows the case to extend upwards, saving plenty of desk space. Secondly, all sides include mesh panels with magnetic dust filters, providing unbelievable airflow to support your components. The DLH21 supports 240 mm water cooling, which pushes the performance of the case even higher. Last but not least, the beautiful bottom A-RGB lighting. Controlled by the LED button located on the top I/O port, also synchronizable with your motherboard.

Axiomtek Announces MANO522 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Axiomtek - a world-renowned leader relentlessly devoted in the research, development and manufacture of series of innovative and reliable industrial computer products of high efficiency - is pleased to announce the MANO522, a Mini-ITX motherboard powered by the LGA1151 socket 9th/8th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor (code name: Coffee Lake) with the Intel H310 chipset. With a small form factor of 17 x 17 cm, this industrial motherboard is an excellent choice for space-constrained environments. Its high computing power, 4K-ready and high expandability make it well-suited for intelligent transportation, factory automation, self-service kiosks, infotainment, and digital signage.

"Axiomtek's MANO522 is a great embedded board for industrial edge computing applications which require high-resolution graphics and reduced energy consumption," said Michelle Mi, the product manager of the Product Planning Division at Axiomtek. "This industrial motherboard is integrated with Intel integrated Gfx graphics engine with UHD 4K resolution and provides rapid video acceleration and dual-view capability through the VGA, HDMI and LVDS. To ensure reliable operation, the MANO522 has a wide operating temperature range of 0°C to 60°C. It also supports watchdog timer and hardware monitoring and offers Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) for optimum security."

MSI, Palit, Gainward Announce NVIDIA RTX 3060 Mini-ITX Graphics Cards

It seems that Mini-ITX lovers will finally be able to get their due Ampere injection to their HPC or small form factor systems. MSI, Palit and Gainward have announced Mini-ITX versions of NVIDIA's RTX 3060 graphics card, enabling higher performance (especially in RTX workloads) than last generation's mainstream RTX 2060 graphics cards. MSI's Aero ITX will be available in base and OC variants, and there's currently no confirmation on how many power connectors are built into those cards (though a standard 8-pin would suffice).

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC Edition Pictured

In a move that's possibly triggered by the MSI MEG B550 Unify X, GIGABYTE unveiled a limited edition variant of its X570 AORUS Master motherboard targeting overclockers—the X570 AORUS Master OC. This board does away with much of its aesthetic cladding, sheds the rear I/O shroud, and exposes its bare PCB for the most part. A much simpler fan-heatsink cools the X570 chipset. The CPU VRM area is cooled by a pair of aluminium fin-stack heatsinks that are joined by what looks like a flattened heat-pipe.

Perhaps the biggest design change with the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC has to be its memory set-up. The board has just two DDR4 DIMM slots, or one DIMM per memory channel. From a memory overclocking standpoint, this is the most optimal memory topology, and the reason why memory overclocking records are usually set on Mini-ITX motherboards (that have 1DPC memory configuration). Elsewhere we see a pair of PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots wired to the CPU (x8/x8 with both populated), a third PCI-Express 4.0 x16 (electrical Gen 4 x4, wired to the X570 chipset), and three M.2 NVMe slots, each with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring.

BIOSTAR Teases New VALKYRIE Z500 Series Motherboards

BIOSTAR has started teasing a new motherboard lineup to accompany the launch of Intel's Z500 series chipsets, which will offer support for the company's upcoming 11th gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs. So far, BIOSTAR has confirmed that two motherboards are being built around this new series, in the form of the Z590 Valkyrie (ATX) and Z590I Valkyrie (Mini-ITX). The tease showcases the motherboard series' logo, based of Valkyries' wings in what appears to be a black and white color philosophy, which might extend to the motherboards themselves. This could mean that BIOSTAR is now offering a slightly more toned-down design compared to their usual RACING motherboard series.

ASRock Rack Brings AMD EPYC CPUs to "Deep" Mini-ITX Form Factor

ASRock Rack, a branch of ASRock focused on making server products, has today launched a new motherboard that can accommodate up to 64 core AMD EPYC CPU. Built on the new, proprietary form factor called "Deep Mini-ITX", the ROMED4ID-2T motherboard is just a bit bigger than the standard ITX board. The standard ITX boards are 170 x 170 mm, while this Deep Mini-ITX form extends the board by a bit. It measures 170 x 208.28 mm, or 6.7" x 8.2" for all of the American readers. ASRock specifies that the board supports AMD's second-generation EPYC "Rome" 7002 series processors. Of course, the socket for these CPUs is socket SP3 (LGA4094) with 4094 pins.

The motherboard comes with 4 DDR4 DIMM slots, of any type. Supported DIMM types are R-DIMM, LR-DIMM, and NV-DIMM. If you want the best capacity, LR-DIMM use enables you to use up to 256 GB of memory. When it comes to expansion, you can hook-up any PCIe 4.0 device to the PCIe 4.0 x16 slot. There is also an M.2 2280 key present, so you can fit in one of those high-speed PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSDs. For connection to the outside world, the board uses an Intel X550-AT2 controller that controls two RJ45 10 GbE connectors. There are also two Slimline (PCIe 4.0 x8 or 8 SATA 6 Gb/s), and four Slimline (PCIe 4.0 x8) storage U.2 ports.

Lian Li Expands PC-O11D Series with New Highly Modular O11D MINI

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, is proud to launch the PC-O11D MINI, the newest and most compact addition to the O11D series. Available in white with aluminium accents, and black with a glossy finish, the O11D MINI takes on a highly modular approach to accommodate Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboard sizes while still offering high-performance water cooling configurations. With its modular and interchangeable back panel, and included pump mounts, the O11D MINI brings a new level of DIY to the PC industry while keeping a minimalist and modern design.

The O11D MINI supports a wide range of configurations with a modular rear panel. Adjustable into 3 positions, the I/O shield rear panel can be positioned at the top with 7 expansion slots, in the middle with 5 expansion slots, and at the bottom with 3 expansion slots. Each bracket can be easily removed and relocated to support either large E-ATX to M-ATX motherboards (with the addition of an included extension bar next to the motherboard tray) or small ITX motherboards, which offer the most room for custom water cooling.

RISC-V Comes to PC: SiFive Introduces HiFive Unmatched Development Board

RISC-V architecture is a relatively new Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) developed at the University of California Berkeley. Starting as a "short, three-month project" the RISC-V ISA is a fifth generation of the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) ideology. A company working on this technology and helping to grow the ecosystem is SiFive. Today, they announced a big step forward for the ecosystem that will enable developers to make and optimize even more software for this architecture and platform. Called the HiFive Unmatched, the development board represents the first entry of RISC-V ISA to the world of personal computing, with its Mini-ITX form factor and PC-like connectors of power supply and I/O.

The board is home to SiFive's FU740 SoC, a five-core heterogeneous, coherent processor with four SiFive U74 cores, and one SiFive S7 core. This SoC is capable of smooth Linux OS operation, giving the developers a good platform to do their optimizations for. There is 8 GB of onboard DDR4 RAM (unknown frequencies and timing), a MicroSD card slot, and one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot for system storage. To connect the board to the outside world, you get one Gigabit Ethernet port. For user I/O there are four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (1 Charging port) and one MicroUSB Console port. To power the board, you need a proper power supply with a 24-pin power connector. If you plan to build a PC based on the Unmatched board, you would need a standard ITX case, as it comes in the standard Mini-ITX (170x170 mm) form factor. For more information, please check out SiFive's website.

Streacom Announces DA2 Version 2 ITX Chassis

Streacom have recently announced an update to their DA2 ITX chassis which they claim should offer greatly improved cooling performance. The DA2 Version 2 features upgraded back and side panel ventilation which should allow for greater airflow through the chassis. The case features updated acrylic panels which allow for additional fan mounting options. The rear panel now features a larger PCIe card opening and improved power cable routing that improves compatibility with large CPU coolers. The case is advertised as being optimal for RTX 30 series founders cards due to its non-conventional design and impressive airflow.

The chassis can support Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards with room for dual-slot PCIe device. The DA2 V2 can accommodate up to a 145 mm tall air cooler or a 280 mm radiator for CPU cooling. The case can hold up to 3x 3.5" drives or 6x 2.5" drives and features a single front USB 3.0 Type-C connector. Streacom also offers a variety of upgrades for the chassis including the DA2 Vertical GPU Kit, DA2 Glass Side Panel Kit, and USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2. The DA2 Version 2 comes in black and silver color options and will be available at selected retailers starting the second week of October with complete availability expected by the end of November. Pricing was not announced.

Raijintek Releases The OPHION 7L Mini-ITX Chassis

Raijintek have recently released the compact OPHION 7L Mini-ITX chassis, featuring an aluminium design the case supports a maximum of three fans including 2x 9025 on top, and a single 9025 fan at the base. The OPHION 7L supports low profile VGA cards and features dual 2.5" drive bays. The front I/O consists of a single USB Type-C, and USB 3.0 Type-A port. The case is tool-free and is compatible with SFX power supplies, the case measures just 302 mm long, 101 mm wide, and 225 mm high for a total capacity of 7L. The Raijintek OPHION 7L will be available later this year in Q4 with both black and white models retailing for 119.99 USD. International availability or pricing was not announced.

IBASE Technology Launches the MI996 Mini-ITX Motherboard Series

IBASE Technology Inc, a leading provider of industrial motherboards and rugged computing solutions, has launched the MI996 Mini-ITX motherboard that is powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel Xeon E and Core processors. Designed for a wide array of applications such as medical, industrial automation and kiosks, it supports integrated GPU and PCI-E x16 for discrete graphics card to run simultaneous displays in four video outputs: eDP, HDMI (2.0a), DisplayPort and DVI-D.

The compact MI996 is suitable for space-constrained applications and packs powerful functionality into a compact Mini-ITX form factor (170 mm x 170 mm). Enhanced I/O connectivity and expansion comprises six USB 3.1, four USB 2.0, four serial ports, four 4x SATA III, a Mini PCI-E, as well as two M.2 slots for NVMe storage and CNVi WiFi or Bluetooth connections. It features two Gigabit LAN and up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 SO-DIMM memory (ECC and non-ECC) for high-performance computing.

Silverstone Intros Sugo 14 Cube Type Mini-ITX Case

Silverstone today introduced an innovative new cube-type Mini-ITX case, the Sugo 14 (model: SST-SG14B). This cuboid-shaped case can be oriented in two ways, with its longer front-face side along the base, or sideways, along the shorter side. Inside, you get a wealth of customization options, including the ability to mount triple-slot graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, CPU coolers up to 18.2 cm in height, and a highly versatile contraption that can be used to mount a 5.25-inch drive (or an optional Silverstone external caddie), an AIO CLC radiator, a couple of 3.5-inch drives, a combination of a 3.5-inch drive and a 120 mm CLC radiator, etc. Besides this, you get three 3.5-inch drive mounts. Cooling includes a 140 mm rear exhaust, and two 120 mm vents along a side panel. The case measures 247 mm x 368.1 mm x 215 mm. The company didn't reveal pricing.

BIOSTAR Announces B450NH Mini-ITX Motherboard

BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today proudly announces the B450NH Mini-ITX motherboard. Designed based on AMD's B450 single chip architecture, the new B450NH motherboard from BIOSTAR is sleek and convenient, coming in a Mini-ITX form factor suitable for builds with smaller footprint that saves desk space as well as being easy to move around.

The BIOSTAR B450NH motherboard carries AMD's AM4 socket built to support the latest and greatest AMD Ryzen CPU / APU range, with features like PCIe M.2 32 Gb/s delivering 5 times faster bandwidth under lower latency compared to SATA III 6 Gb/s further enhancing the potential of this amazing motherboard. Suitable for many applications like casual content consumption or gaming, the B450NH motherboard is packed with all the essential tools to be a great platform for many applications with features like the capability to support up to 64Gb of DDR4 RAM on 2DIMMS with 4000 MHz OC capability.

BIOSTAR Intros Racing Z490A-SILVER and Z490T-SILVER Motherboards

BIOSTAR today introduced a pair of Socket LGA1200 motherboards based on the Intel Z490 chipset, the Racing Z490A-SILVER (ATX) and Racing Z490T-SILVER (Mini-ITX). Both appear to be middle-of-the-market products positioned below the Racing GT EVO series from the company, competing with the likes of the ASRock Steel Legend and ASUS TUF Gaming series. Z490A-SILVER draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8+4 pin EPS power connectors, conditioning power for the CPU using a 12+2+2 phase VRM. You get a pair of reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x16/x4), two M.2-2280 slots with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring, and connectivity that includes a 1 GbE interface pulled by an Intel i219-V controller, and a 6-channel HD audio solution based on the Realtek ALC1150 codec.

The Racing Z490T-SILVER Mini-ITX motherboard features a conventional 24-pin + 8-pin power input, a 7+2+1 phase CPU VRM, a pair of DDR4 DIMM slots, a reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, and connectivity that includes four SATA 6 Gbps ports, an M.2-2280 slot (SATA 6 Gbps + PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring) on the reverse side of the PCB, 1 GbE based on Intel i219-V, and preparation for Wi-Fi 6 (you drop in your own Intel AX200-series card on a CNVi slot). The comapny didn't reveal pricing.

Azza Introduces The Pyramid Mini 806 Mini-ITX Case

Azza have recently announced their latest case the Pyramid Mini 806, a peculiar Mini-ITX chassis with a sleek pyramid design. The Pyramid Mini 806 is a smaller version of the very similar Azza Pyramid 804 case which could accommodate up to ATX sized motherboards. This new model features an aluminium design with quad tempered glass side panels. The case features a tiered design with the motherboard on the middle level above the SFX power supply and graphics card, while the top layer houses the included 120 mm RGB Hurricane II fan. The case has room for just 2 2.5" drives and comes with a small front I/O panel consisting of a single USB 3.0 Type-A port, power button, and HD Audio connector. The case is set for a November 2020 release with early listings putting the price at €249.90 (~295 USD).

ASRock Rack Announces X570 SFF Workstation/Server Motherboards

ASRock Rack today unveiled a pair of Socket AM4 motherboards targeted at SFF workstation and compact server builds. Both boards are based on the AMD X570 chipset, and include the X570D4U-2L2T, and the X570D4I-2T. The larger X570D4U-2L2T is built in the Micro-ATX form-factor, and comes with support for 3rd Gen Ryzen "Matisse" and "Picasso" processors (for now). The board is designed with its components and heatsinks aligned for server rack airflow. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 6+2 phase VRM. The AM4 socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots that supports both ECC and non-ECC UDIMMs. Expansion includes one PCI-Express 4.0 x16, a gen 4.0 x8, and a gen 4.0 x1.

Storage options on the X570D4U-2L2T include seven SATA 6 Gbps, from which one is high-powered to support DOMs; and two M.2-2280 slots with PCIe 4.0 x4 wiring, one of which even has SATA 6 Gbps wiring. Enterprise-relevant features include two 10 GbE networking interfaces driven by an Intel X550-AT2 controller, two 1 GbE interfaces handles by Intel i210-series controllers; an ASPEED IPMI+iKVM management chip that also puts out basic display; and various server-relevant legacy connectivity.

Akasa Maxwell Pro Pictured: 65W TDP Fanless Case for both Intel and AMD

Here's the first picture of the Akasa Maxwell Pro fanless HTPC case. This Mini-ITX case features an all-aluminium construction, with diamond-cut edges on matte-gray anodized aluminium panels. The case's body doubles up as passive heatsink for the processor, and the Maxwell Pro is one of Akasa's first few cases to feature a common fanless block design that supports both AMD Socket AM4 and Intel LGA115x/LGA1200. The case extends into heatsink ridges along the sides, while a series of four copper heat pipes links it with a base at the CPU socket. Akasa claims the case is capable of handling CPU TDP of up to 65 W without any fans.

The front-panel features a brushed-aluminium finish, along with a handful USB ports and a power button, although we can't spy an IR receiver port. The case measures 280 mm x 209 mm x 110 mm (WxDxH). An optional 150 W power-brick is included, along with an internal DC-to-DC switch that converts the 2-pin DC input from the brick to various ATX standard connectors. The company didn't reveal availbility or pricing.

GIGABYTE Intros IMB410TN Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

GIGABYTE today introduced the GA-IMB410TN, a Thin Mini-ITX Socket LGA1200 motherboard based on the Intel H410 chipset. Designed for compact desktops and all-in-one desktops, the IMB410TN is designed to draw power from a 2-pin external DC power source. It supports processors with TDP of up to 65 W (and perhaps power limited to 65 W). The processor is wired to a pair of DDR4 SODIMM slots for up to 64 GB of dual-channel memory; and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot.

Storage connectivity includes an M.2-2280 slot, and two SATA 6 Gbps port. Other slots include an mPCIe 3.0 x1, an mSATA 6 Gb/s, and an M.2 E-key slot for WLAN cards. Other connectivity relevant to the board's AIO desktop credentials include LVDS connectors, GPIO, and a suite of jumpers, sensors, and headers meant for all-in ones. Networking is care of two 1 GbE connections driven by Intel-made controllers, and a 6-channel HD audio solution driven by a Realtek ALC887 codec. The company didn't reveal pricing.

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.

ASRock Announces Mini-ITX Intel 400 Series B460TM-ITX & H410TM-ITX Motherboards

ASRock has recently announced two new Intel 400 Series Thin Mini-ITX form factor motherboards the B460TM-ITX and H410TM-ITX. The two motherboards both support the latest Intel 10th Generation LGA 1200 65 W 10 core processors and are nearly identical apart from the RAID support on the B460TM-ITX. The motherboards both sport a 4 phase power delivery system and support Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0. The motherboards feature dual HDMI with one external and one internal connector.

The motherboards each feature dual DDR4 S0-DIMM slots with support for up to 64 GB DDR4 2933 MHz memory and include an NVMe M.2 Socket along with x2 SATA3.0 connectors for storage. The rear I/O includes x1 19 V DC connector, x1 Serial COM Port, x1 HDMI, X4 USB 3.2 Gen1, x1 Gigabit LAN Port, and x1 HD Audio Jacks. The motherboards measure just 170 mm x 170 mm and are fully compliant with All-in-One PC, mini ITX, and some of Thin Mini ITX chassis. Pricing or availability has not been announced by ASRock.

ECS Releases Low Power H410 Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has recently unveiled the thin H410H6-TI2 motherboard for Intel 10th Generation Core Processors up to 65W TDP. The H410H6-TI2 is powered via a single 19V DC jack which eliminates the need for a dedicated PC power supply while also severely limiting upgrade options. The thin Mini-ITX motherboard measures just 170x170mm which makes it a good option for system integrators.

The motherboard comes with x2 DDR4 SO-DIMM slots which supports up to 32GB ram at 2933Mhz, x2 SATA3.0 6Gbps connectors, x1 M.2 SATA/PCIe slot, and x1 M.2 wireless adapter slot. The board features Gigabit LAN powered by the Realtek 8111H while six-channel HD audio is provided by the Realtek ALC662. The motherboard rear I/O includes x2 USB3.2 Gen1, x2 USB2.0, x2 audio connectors, x1 Gigabit LAN, x1 HDMI, and x1 D-Sub. Pricing and availability for the board are currently unknown.

Bitspower Unveils Mono Block for ASRock X299E-ITX ac LGA2066 Motherboard

Hot on the heels of the Mono Block for ROG Maximus XII Hero, Bitspower unveiled another, smarter Mono Block product, this time tailor-made for the ASRock X299E-ITX/ac, one of the only few full-featured socket LGA2066 motherboards in the Mini-ITX form-factor. The Mono Block uses nickel-plated copper with mirror-finish as its primary material, an acrylic top as its secondary material, and a metal top-plate over the top.

The top is studded with addressable RGB LEDs that take in standard 3-pin ARGB input. The top also features an OLED display that can display things such as coolant temperature. The Mono Block provides active cooling for both the LGA2066 CPU socket, and the CPU VRM area of the X299E-ITX/ac. A TouchAqua D-RGB multi-function controller module is included, which lets you control lighting and the OLED. The block measures 105 mm x 117 mm x 32 mm. Available now, the Bitspower Mono Block for ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is priced at USD $260.

SilverStone Unveils Milo 10 Variable Height Mini PC Case

SilverStone today unveiled the Milo 10 (model: SST-ML10B), a unique Mini-ITX case that offers you the freedom to change its height as you see fit. The case includes two sets of front- and top panels, letting you adjust its height from 63 mm to 84 mm (2.8 L to 3.7 L volume). In its standard height configuration, the case offers room for a two 2.5-inch drives and CPU coolers up to 31 mm in height. In the next configuration (used with the elevated front- and top panels), you get room for a 3.5-inch drive and 29 mm CPU cooler headroom. This kit also allows you room for two 2.5-inch drive bays in addition to a slimline optical drive, leaving 31 mm CPU cooler headroom. Other configurations include keeping the standard layout, but utilizing the additional headroom of the 84 mm kit for additional fans, or room for a taller 63 mm cooler. The case's other dimensions include 196 mm x 227 mm (WxD). The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Rolls Out Lucid LD03-AF Case, Improved VGA Airflow vs. Original LD03

SilverStone rolled out the Lucid series LD03-AF (Airflow version) tower-type case for Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX form-factor platforms, a new variant of the LD03 case from Q1-2019. The case was debuted at the 2020 International CES. What sets the LD03-AF apart from the original LD03 is additional vents on one of the front-facing side panels, designed to improve airflow for graphics cards that feature axial fans. The original LD03 had a slab of glass that smothered graphics cards. Although essentially a cuboid, the case is meant to be displayed with its right side pillars facing forward, as the main glasshouse spans the front and right side panel. Inside, the motherboard tray is aligned perpendicular to the plane of the base, but with its I/O shield pointing upward, such that your graphics card stands along the height of the case.

The LD03-AF serves up room for graphics cards up to 30.9 cm in length, and 16.7 cm in height; and CPU coolers up to 19 cm in height. The case's sole airflow channel is designed to draw air from a 120 mm intake fan at the base, with a 120 mm exhaust fan at the top, both with dust filters. Storage areas include one 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bays. The case supports SFX and SFX-L PSUs. The case has its own AC receptacle and M-to-F cable leading to your PSU. Measuring 265 mm (W) x 414 mm (H) x 230 mm (D), the case dry-weighs 5.22 kg. The case is expected to be available by June 25, with an expected price around $130.
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