California-based company RIOTORO has just revealed its brand new ATX PC chassis named CR1080. What’s interesting about this particular chassis apart from its simple yet modern looks is the fact that it comes with an inverted design. Moreover, it looks like this is one of the smallest cases on the market right now that can accommodate a full-size ATX motherboard as well as graphics cards that are up to 300mm long. So far, the CR1080 looks like an enticing offer, because even though it looks compact on the outside, it’s actually quite spacious on the inside. The exact measurements are 245 (W) mm x 359 (H) mm x 394 (D) mm (9.625″ x 14.125″ x 15.5″), but the steel and plastic construction might turn some potential customers away, especially since plastic seems to be the dominant material.
Still, for just $80,00, the CR1080 might prove to be a worthwhile investment, as it includes a pair of 3.5-/2.5-inch drive slots, one 5.25-inch bay, one 2.5-inch-only tray, one 120 mm front fan with blue LEDs, two top-placed USB 3.0 ports and a side window. The interior of the case is divided into two main compartments, one of which houses the motherboard, CPU, memory and graphics card while the other has room for the power supply and storage drives.
Nanoxia has just unveiled its brand new entry-level CoolForce 2 chassis, which offers an interesting mix of spaciousness, practicality and versatility. The versatility part is owed to a ModuWand modular wall that can be customized according to the user’s needs. For example, it can support hard disks, water cooling pumps or fans, but it can also be removed completely in order to maker room for longer graphics cards. Furthermore, a window side panel allows the user to admire his or her system, which should look pretty neat thanks to the case’s cable ducts.
The CoolForce 2 chassis can accommodate a 360 mm fan under the top cover as well as a 240 mm radiator behind the front panel. Other highlights include panels with noise insulation, a fan control system, dust filters as well as decoupled mounting systems for the PSU and hard drives. Eye candy comes in the form of pre-installed Rigid LED bars complemented by an illuminated Nanoxia logo while the I/O-panel features one USB 2.0 port, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a switch for the 3-staged fan control and the HD audio connectors. This new Nanoxia case supports CPU coolers with a height of up to 185 mm and VGA cards that measure up to 300 mm in length. However, the user can always remove the ModuWand and make room for 445 mm cards. We should also mention the eight PCI expansion slots as they are crucial for a multi-GPU system.