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    G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    This minimalist design features a downward facing I/O panel for neatness.
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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    Not really my thing but must admit it looks different!

    I am contemplating an Oric isnpired case/system for the missus to game on as it's currently in an antec desktop/htpc case
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    Problem is that you'll have to bend all the cable plugs for that bottom IO panel, though...
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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    Looks like a big case to say it's m-ITX.

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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    Looks like airflow will be poor at best, nice idea but not my cup off tea, maybe if it was atx size.

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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by ilh View Post
    Looks like a big case to say it's m-ITX.
    Well, they've cunningly hidden the size. Or least I couldn't find it anywhere.

    There are lots of mITX cases which are almost big enough to be mATX sometimes tragically close - I'm thinking of the CoolerMaster NR200 which at 20.1 litres isn't that big but if it was around 20mm taller it could support mATX boards at the cost of making it around 22 litres.

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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    I prefer cases without "hey look at me" branding, and unfortunately RGB lighting shining through the name is the opposite.

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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by markzero View Post
    I prefer cases without "hey look at me" branding, and unfortunately RGB lighting shining through the name is the opposite.
    That's something that lets this down. Nice to see it can house an RTX 3090, not sure if it could fit an SFX-L PSU to power it though.

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    Re: G.Skill announces the pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX chassis

    I would buy the bling simply as a distraction; and, leave it empty.
    Then I'd put the real workstation on the floor, where the air is cooler.

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